Gonzaga appeal following TUF 17 TKO loss is denied


One of the more controversial victories in recent memory Travis Browne defeated Gabriel Gonzaga via elbow strikes in the first round at TUF 17 Finale on April 13th. Today Gonzaga’s manager announced that the appeal has been denied by Nevada Attorney General’s office.

The loss occurred just over a minute into the first round when Gonzaga had Browne pushed up against the cage. Browne started to bring elbows down to the head of Gonzaga that eventually knocked out ‘Napao’. The last few elbows that Browne landed looked to be to the back of the head, which are considered illegal strikes. This is the basis of the appeal by Gonzaga.

The appeal was filed on April 17th with the Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer. The appeal contended that the referee, Chris Tognoni, failed to acknowledge the illegal blows which directly lead to the loss. Kizer deferred the decision to the Nevada Attorney General’s office based on the fact he was unaware of any statute that would allow the change of this type of TKO loss.

Now that the appeal has been denied, Gonzaga can look forward to his next opponent as he is still on the UFC roster. The loss ended an impressive three-fight win streak that put him back at the top of the crowded Heavyweight division.


About martialartsoutfitters

We're a company run by martial artists for martial artists. I promise that we will always do our best to serve the martial art community; putting service ahead of profit should they ever conflict. MartialArtsOutfitters.com is your “go to” resource for all things Martial Arts. We also carry a wide selection of fine products for Taekwondo, MMA, and other martial arts. To meet the needs of the discerning martial artist, we have top quality Uniforms, Sparring Gear, Training Equipment, and Weapons, from leading manufacturers. MartialArtsOutfitters.com carries the widest selection from Adidas, Century, Golden Tiger, Master Line, Rev Gear and we proudly feature Ring Star Advantage. These top brands along with our own proprietary martial art products, makes Martial ArtsOutfitters.com your one stop online shopping destination for martial art supplies. To help you in your pursuit of knowledge we feature Books and DVDs from top masters and instructors. For the ultimate home training resource, you can download a training lesson from our Virtual Trainer. If you are looking to stay current with the martial art world, check our Events Section for all of the latest and greatest seminars, competitions, and events. We encourage you to submit information about coming events so we can post it. Simply Contact us and we will be honored to do so. For world class customer service and the answer to all of your martial art needs, make Martial Arts Outfitters.com your “go to” resource
This entry was posted in Martial Arts, MMA. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s