Travis Kuualiialoha Browne (born on July 17, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a heavyweight in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Travis Browne was born in Oahu, Hawaii but later moved to San Diego, California. His favorite sport at the time was basketball and in 2000 he won Coastal North League Player of the Year while still in high school. He continued his basketball career while attending Palomar College. He had no martial arts experience before being introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was 26 but he began to train as a boxer. He participated in in his first professional fight less than a year later and it seems as though the rest is history.
All About Travis Browne
Travis Browne also goes by the name: Happa. Travis Browne's Nationality: American. Travis Browne's Height: 6 ft 7 in (201 cm). Travis Browne's Weight: 241 lb (109 kg). Division: Heavyweight. Travis Browne's Reach: 79 in (200 cm). Style: Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Gaidojutsu, Catch Wrestling Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. Travis Browne's Team: Alliance MMA and Glendale Fight Club (May 2013 - present) Rank: Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Personal Life & Relationship with Ronda Rousey
Travis Browne was born in Hawaii but spent the majority of his adolescent life in San Diego, California. He attended San Diego Academy High School in 2000 where he played basketball. Travis Browne attended Palomar College and played basketball for two years but eventually dropped out. Travis Browne married Jenna Rennee Webb in January 2015 and the pair share custody of two boys, Kaleo, and Keawe. In July 2015, Webb posted Instagram photos showing multiple bruises on her body allegedly caused by Travis Browne. As a result, Travis Browne "Happa" was removed from the UFC's International Fight Week events pending an investigation. On August 28, 2015, the UFC reinstated Travis Browne when their independent investigation found "inconclusive evidence" in the domestic violence inquiry. Following the report, Jenna Renee Webb publicly stated she is considering pressing charges. Travis Browne and Webb divorced on February 21, 2016. Travis Browne had been in a relationship with former Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey since 2015. On April 20, 2017, Travis Browne and Rousey announced their engagement. Travis Browne proposed to Ronda Rousey under a waterfall in New Zealand. The two were married on August 28, 2017, in Hawaii.
Check out Browne's Instagram pics and Tattoos
Here's "Happa" with Ronda (present wife). Catch a close glimpse of his tattoos.
Ronda Rousey's husband Travis Browne's Life as a Martial Artist
Travis Browne began his professional MMA career in 2009, fighting in smaller organizations such as Bellator Fighting Championships, Gladiator Challenge and King of the Cage. Travis Browne quickly amassed an undefeated winning streak of 9–0.
Travis Browne's Teams: Alliance MMA & Glendale Fight Club
Alliance MMA, Inc. is a mixed martial arts organization offering promotional opportunities for aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to showcase their talent and advance to further professional competitions. Alliance MMA's mission is to identify and develop the next generation of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and other leading MMA promotion champions including The World Series of Fighting and Bellator. Glendale Fight Club (GFC) have all levels of classes and instruction available. Their classes range from beginner, to intermediate to expert in both individual and coed environments or even one on one classes.
Championships of Travis Browne
Ultimate Fighting Championship
1. Ultimate Fighting Championship -Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum. -Knockout of the Night (Four times) vs. Stefan Struve, Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett. -Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Chad Griggs 2. Gladiator Challenge -Interim Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Championship (One time) 3. Victory Fighting Championship -VFC Heavyweight Championship (One time) 4. World MMA Awards -2013 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year. -2013 Comeback of the Year vs. Alistair Overeem. 5. MMAJunkie.com -2015 May Fight of the Month vs. Andrei Arlovski.
5 Facts to know about Travis Browne
1. In March 2010, Browne signed with the UFC. He made his debut at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale against James McSweeney. Travis Browne won the fight via TKO at 4:32 of the first round. 2. He fought UFC veteran Cheick Kongo at UFC 120. The fight was even heading into the third round, with Browne winning the first round on the judge's scorecards and Cheick Kongo taking the second. In the third and final round, Cheick Kongo was penalized with a point deduction for repeatedly grabbing and holding Browne's shorts and the fight, therefore, resulted in a somewhat controversial draw. 3. Travis Browne agreed to fight UFC newcomer Chad Griggs on April 21, 2012, at UFC 145. He defeated Griggs by submission due to an arm-triangle choke in the first round. The performance earned Browne Submission of the Night honors. 4. Travis Browne faced Antônio Silva on October 5, 2012, at the main event of UFC on FX 5. Browne came out aggressive, showing a variety of striking techniques. Travis Browne strained his left hamstring throwing a flashy kick. Silva was able to capitalize, backing Travis Browne up, landing a big right hand and finishing with punches from the top, giving Travis Browne his first professional loss. A camera crew from Vice Media followed and interviewed Browne before and after the fight with Silva. 5. He faced Fabrício Werdum on April 19, 2014, at UFC on Fox 11. Despite being a betting favorite with better considered striking, He was out struck for nearly all five rounds after scoring an early knockdown on Werdum in the first round. He went on to say that he suffered a broken hand, ribs and dislocated his foot at some point during the fight. He then went on to lose the fight via unanimous decision.
Travis Browne Net Worth
Travis Browne, the mixed martial artist with has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. Latest Update: Salary from UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne - $50,000