The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale – James McSweeney vs. Travis Browne

UFC newcomer Travis Browne (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet “TUF 10” veteran James McSweeney (4-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on the live finale of “The Ultimate Fighter 11.”

The as-yet-unannounced Spike TV event is expected for June 19 in Las Vegas, NV.

“TUF 11,” features UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell as coaches & features middleweight fighters.

You know McSweeney from Team Rashad on TUF 10. McSweeney was the first overall pick and fought on the second episode of the show against Wes Shivers defeating him via majority decision.

McSweeney moved on to the next round of the tournament, fighting teammate, Matt Mitrione. McSweeney won via guillotine choke in the first round.

In the semi-finals, McSweeney lost against Roy Nelson via TKO after getting caught in the crucifix position.

James was given another chance by the UFC despite losing on The Ultimate Fighter. He fought Darrill Schoonover on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale card in Las Vegas on December 5 winning by TKO in the third round.

Browne has fought eight times since his professional debut this past February with seven of his nine victories coming by way of TKO or KO. In his most recent performance, Browne knocked out veteran Aaron Brink in 35 seconds for the Gladiator Challenge interim heavyweight title this past Sunday in California.

In early February, Browne knocked out “The Ultimate Fighter 10” vet Abe Wagner in eight seconds to take the Night of Champions heavyweight belt. Browne is also a veteran of Bellator Fighting Championships’ first season.

Browne currently trains at the Alliance Training Center alongside UFC veterans Brandon Vera and Joey Beltran and WEC bantamweight contender Dominick Cruz.

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