UFC 168: Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne Will Be An Epic Striking Battle

By Jeremy Green
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Benny Sieu-USA Today Sports

UFC 168 will feature an important heavyweight bout between sluggers Josh Barnett and Travis Browne. Both fighters have been able to showcase their power in the past, making this bout a must-see fight for the fans. Also, a win would move one of these heavyweights that much closer to a title shot, so both will be looking for a huge win come UFC 168.

This is huge news for both fighters, who will be competing on the same card as Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman 2. This heavyweight addition is making UFC 168 that much more stacked, and it should be an exciting bout that has Knockout-Of-The-Night potential.

Coming into this must-win fight, Barnett is one of the most experienced fighters in the UFC. He has competed under the Pride and Strikeforce banners, and fans finally got to see him back inside the UFC when he took on Frank Mir. Barnett delivered a sensational TKO victory, proving he still has what it takes to challenge for the title, which is currently being held by Cain Velasquez. One more win for Barnett, and he could very well earn a title shot.

Just like Barnett, Browne is also coming off an impressive finish, which was over the competent striker in Alistair Overeem. Browne took a beating early in the fight; however, he was able to remain composed and land a devastating front upkick that landed flush on Overeem’s chin. Browne is a very athletic heavyweight, and his striking game makes him a formidable heavyweight for any opponent standing across from him.

It should be an exciting heavyweight scrap that could end violently, and the winner is that much closer to a title shot.

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