May 06 20130 comments
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will be receiving an appeal from Gabriel Gonzaga’s fighting camp regarding the Gonzaga’s loss to Travis Browne.
‘The Ultimate Fighter 17’ finale featured a fight between Gonzaga and Browne which ended due to the knock out of Gabriel Gonzaga. Browne was pinned against the cage by Gonzaga and when Browne started throwing elbow strikes to the left side of Ganzaga’s head. Six elbow strikes. The first three were clearly to the left side of the head and are what caused Gonzaga to lose consciousness. The remaining 3 strikes landed to the back of Gonzaga’s head which are considered illegal. The fight was then stopped by referee Chris Tongnoni at one minute and 11 seconds of the first round.
Gabriel Gonzaga’s knockout won Travis Browne $150,000 for ‘Knock Out Of The Night’.
Marco Alvan, Gonzaga’s manager, posted a statement on Facebook regarding the fight. Alvan said, “Guys Gabriel Gonzaga is ok, thanks for the messages. I need to review it to count how many illegal elbows but Its a fact that it was illegal. I contacted Keith Kizer head of Nevada Athletic Comission and he told me to file a complaint and he would review it. I true believe it was illegal. I never complaint about a losses who knows me know that I handle it good but illegal we can not accept.
I very hope the commission look it carefully and make a correct decision about it. We respect Travis and his camp but it was a sad night. We hope this result can be fixed and get a new fight between them. I don’t know who post it but thanks to clarify for all of us!’.”