'Hapa' Browne KO's Josh Barnett for third straight win

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - When Travis 'Hapa' Browne steps back into the Octagon, he could be fighting for the UFC Heavyweight title.

The Waianae native defeated Josh Barnett by knockout in the first round Saturday at UFC 168 in Las Vegas.

The win is Browne's third straight first-round knockout and his professional record now moves to 16-1-1.

Browne is now considered to be the number one contender for the heavyweight championship.

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