Travis Browne’s woes inside the Octagon continued tonight in Las Vegas, as Oleksiy Oliynyk rallied from an opening round knockdown to submit “Hapa” in round 2 of their UFC 213 preliminary card encounter. It’s the first time Browne has ever been submitted, and it’s his fourth straight loss. Oliynyk is quietly 4-1 inside the Octagon and should see a nice bump up the UFC’s heavyweight rankings next week.
You can watch the finish at the bottom of the page, accompanied by Tim Burke’s play-by-play:
Round 2 - Oleinik with a winging right. They clinch up briefly and Browne lands a knee to the belly. Head kick from Browne wobbles Oleinik. Oleinik clinches up and lands body shots. Browne looking for the Thai clinch. Browne with knees to the body. Browne throws Oleinik to the ground but almost gave up position. Browne passes to side. Oleinik landing short punches. Browne trying to figure out what to do. Oleinik up with a body lock and drags him down with back control. Hammerfists. Oleinik rolls through with hooks. Body scissors and looking for a choke. Browne taps! Not even sure what he tapped to. A modified choke?
Aleksei Oleinik defeated Travis Browne by submission (modified choke) 3:44 of round 2