Travis Browne

Travis Browne

Travis Browne is a retired American MMA fighter and athlete. Travis Browne most recently competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a Heavyweight (UFC).

Early Life and Childhood

On July 17, 1982, Travis Browne was born. He is forty years old. Travis Kuualiialoha Browne is his full name. Hapa is his other name. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a mixed-race father of Native Hawaiian ancestry and a European American mother.


He played basketball in high school in San Diego and was named Coastal North League Player of the Year in 2000. He then continued his education at Palomar College.

Furthermore, before being introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of 26, this individual had no martial arts experience. In addition, he began boxing training and had his first professional fight less than a year later.

Professional Career

Initially, he began learning to fight, and within three months, he began winning tournaments in which he competed. To become a professional artist, he began training in mixed martial arts. Travis began his professional MMA career in 2009, competing in smaller organizations like Bellator Fighting Championships, Gladiator Challenge, and King of the Cage.

He quickly put together a 9-0 winning streak. He signed with the UFC in March 2010. In addition, he made his debut against James McSweeney at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale. At 4:32 of the first round, this fighter won by TKO.

Similarly, in ‘UFC 120,’ he drew a match with UFC veteran Cheik Kongo after a grappling tournament. In a three-round fight, Cheik was penalized for grabbing Browne’s shorts, and the match ended in a draw. Furthermore, at ‘UFC 130’ in May 2011, he punched Stefan Sturve and earned the ‘Knockout of the Night bonus.

When he faced Rob Broughton at ‘UFC 135’ in September 2011, he won by unanimous decision. Similarly, he submitted newcomer Chad Giggs at ‘UFC 145’ in April 2012. In addition, the match earned him the title of ‘Submission of the Night.’ Beginning in July 2016, this fighter suffered a string of defeats. Travis faced Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, and Derrick Lewis in his fight.

Similarly, despite losing to Derrick Lewis in February 2017, Travis earned his second ‘Fight of the Night title. Furthermore, at ‘UFC 213’ in July 2017, he suffered a major defeat against Oleksiy Oliynyk. And his consistent defeats led the world to believe that it was time for him to retire from MMA.

Net worth, Salary, and Income 

His profession could have earned him a lot of money over the years. However, he has not yet made his financial situation public.

Achievements and Awards

Travis was named ‘Coastal North League Player (Basketball) of the Year in 2000. Similarly, this fighter won the Interim Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Championship in February 2010. In February 2010, he also won the VFC Heavyweight Championship. Furthermore, in 2013, he received MMA Awards for ‘Breakthrough Fighter of the Year and ‘Comeback of the Year.’

Similarly, his fight against Andrei Arlovski in 2015 was named ‘Fight of the Month.’ Furthermore, at ‘UFC 130’ in May 2011, Travis won his first ‘Knockout of the Night bonus against Stefan Sturve. In addition, in April 2012, he won ‘Submission of the Night against Chad Giggs at ‘UFC 145.’ Similarly, at the ‘Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale’ in April 2013, this personality won his second ‘Knockout of the Night bonus against Gabriel Gonzaga.

In August 2013, he won his third ‘Knockout of the Night bonus against Alisair Overeem at ‘UFC Fight Night 26.’ Travis won the ‘Fight of the Night title in May 2015 against Andrei Arlovski at ‘UFC 187.’ In addition, against Derrick Lewis in February 2017, this fighter won his second ‘Fight of the Night title.

Relationship Status: Is He Married?

In January 2015, Travis married Jenna Renee Webb. They also have two sons, Kaleo and Keawe. Unfortunately, this marriage did not last. Renee, his wife, accused Browne of domestic violence in July 2015, when she posted pictures of her bruised body on Instagram.

Travis was removed from the UFC’s International Fight Week but was reinstated when the evidence against him was found to be insufficient. Travis divorced his wife on February 21, 2016, and began dating former Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey.

On April 20, 2017, the couple announced their engagement, and on August 26, 2017, they married in Hawaii. Furthermore, on June 29, 2021, he and Rousey announced their pregnancy with a baby girl. They also announced the birth of their daughter, La’akea Makalapuaokalanip Browne, on September 27, 2021.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight, and Eye Colour

Travis is 6 feet 7 inches tall or 201 cm tall and weighs approximately 244 pounds or 111 kilograms. He also has a well-toned physique and a thick beard. This individual also has tattoos on his right arm and upper right chest. Travis has a bald head and hazel eyes.

Social Media

His Instagram account, ‘@travisbrownemma,’ has over 286K followers. On Twitter, he has over 109.9K followers under the handle ‘@travisbrowneMMA.’ Furthermore, his Facebook page has over 82K followers.

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