It was a fight that showed how dull big heavyweights can sometimes be, as both Browne and Broughton appeared to be tired and gasping for air, perhaps because they were affected by the elevation of Denver, or perhaps because they just aren't in very good shape.
But there was no question that Browne was the better fighter: All three judges gave him all three rounds, and that was an easy call. Browne got full mount on the ground in all three rounds, and although Broughton did once attempt a kimura from the bottom, Browne was always in control.
For his part, Browne said the elevation didn't affect him, but he credited Broughton afterward for being a tough guy who wouldn't give up.
"That guy took some of my best and kept moving," Browne said.
The victory improved Browne's professional MMA record to 12-0-1. Broughton fell to 15-6-1, and he may have fallen out of the UFC.