|Association||Triple Threat MMA|
|Weight Class||Light Heavyweight (205 lbs.) / Middleweight (185 lbs.)|
|Height||6' 0" (183 cm)|
|Style||Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Fighting Out Of||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Travis Galbraith Pictures||Galbraith's Official Site|
Travis "The Gladiator" Galbraith is a Canadian mixed martial artist who has competed at both a Light Heavyweight and a Middleweight. He has fought almost entirely in Canada, where he is the KOTC Canadian Middleweight Champion.
He is a one time PRIDE veteran and a one time EliteXC veteran, losing both those fights to Kazuhiro Nakamura and Rafael Cavalcante respectively. Interestingly enough, those two fights, are the only two fights Galbraith has fought outside of Canada.
|Record||18 - 7 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Brian Coldwell||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Extreme Fighting Challenge 10: Homecoming||5/29/2010||1||0:30|
|Loss||Tom Watson||KO (Head Kick)||MFC 24: HeatXC||2/26/2010||1||1:56||Middleweight bout; Galbraith failed to make weight, and forfeited 25% of purse|
|Win||David Heath||Decision (Split)||MFC 21: Hard Knocks||5/15/2009||3||5:00||Light Heavyweight bout|
|Win||Nick Hinchliffe||TKO||KOTC: Turbulence||3/13/2009||2||N/A||Middleweight debut; Won KOTC Canadian Middleweight Championship|
|Loss||Rafael Cavalcante||TKO (Knees)||EliteXC: Unfinished Business||7/26/2008||1||3:01||Bout featured on Showtime; Galbraith's ribs got broken|
|Win||Martin Desilets||Submission (Triangle Choke)||Raw Combat: Resurrection||6/20/2008||1||4:14|
|Win||Nick Hinchliffe||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||KOTC: Brawl at the Mall 3||4/04/2008||1||0:32||Won KOTC Canadian Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||Nick Hinchliffe||TKO||KOTC: November Rain||11/17/2007||1||N/A||Lost KOTC Canadian Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||Craig Brown||TKO||KOTC: Freedom Fight||1/20/2007||2||0:22||Defended KOTC Canadian Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||Kazuhiro Nakamura||TKO (Strikes)||PRIDE 32: The Real Deal||10/21/2006||2||1:16|
|Win||Ricardeau Francois||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||KOTC: Widowmaker||6/18/2006||2||N/A||Won KOTC Canadian Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||Chris Peak||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||KOTC: Anarchy||2/11/2006||1||N/A|
|Win||Todd Seyler||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||KOTC: Firestorm||9/24/2005||1||1:46|
|Win||Chris Wilson||TKO (Punches)||MFC 8: Resurrection||9/09/2005||1||0:22|
|Loss||Jonathan Goulet||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||TKO 16: Infernal||5/22/2004||1||1:21|
|Win||Chris Carroll||Submission||EFC 2: Extreme Fighting Challenge 2||6/14/2003||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Kevin Dolan||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||MFC 7: Undisputed||5/31/2003||1||N/A|
|Win||Steve Thurston||KO||MFC 6: Road to Gold||2/22/2003||N/A||N/A|
|Loss||Georges St. Pierre||TKO (Elbows)||UCC 11: The Next Level||10/11/2002||1||2:03||For TKO World Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Greg Marshal||Submission (Keylock)||BTB: Border Town Brawl||7/27/2002||1||N/A|
|Loss||Joe Doerksen||Submission (Triangle Choke)||WFF 2: World Freestyle Fighting 2||6/22/2002||1||N/A|
|Win||John Delao||TKO||EFC 1: Extreme Fighting Challenge 1||6/02/2002||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Eddy Ellis||Submission (Armbar)||WFF 1: World Freestyle Fighting 1||4/13/2002||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Aaron Krafczyk||Submission (Armbar)||RR 5: Roadhouse Rumble 5||2/23/2002||1||N/A|
|Win||Dave Johnson||Decision||RR 4: Roadhouse Rumble 4||11/17/2001||N/A||N/A|
Unlike many athletes who transition to MMA with success in other martial arts, Galbraith's transition to MMA with no background in anything.
- "I came from a straight nothing background," Galbraith said. "It was all street fights. That's where it all started for me."
- "I was in and out of trouble my whole life. I was brought up in the system. Youth detention centers were my thing," Galbraith continued. "All the way until I was eighteen. It was just a lack of parents. They just did their own thing. For someone that had nothing to begin with, fighting seemed like the thing to do. I just knew I needed to apply myself to it. I was lucky that I didn't have to pay for my training in the beginning. All I had was myself."
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Return to MFC
At the beginning of 2009, Galbraith signeda contract to join the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC).
- “I believe Travis will immediately ignite the competitive fires in the MFC,” noted Mark Pavelich, MFC Owner/President.
- “Travis fought in the MFC before and we are excited to have him return at this time when we are bringing in the very best fighters available to our organization. His upcoming fight with David Heath is undoubtedly going to be a very physical and high-impact matchup of two powerful bulls.”
Before the fight, Galbraith had an undefeated record in his three previous MFC contests – all three fights ending in the first round with a pair of knockouts and one submission. In fact, his last MFC bout at MFC 8: Resurrection was a 22-second demolition of opponent Chris Wilson.
Galbraith went on to defeat David Heath by Decision (Split).
He was next scheduled to return to action against Tom Watson in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at MFC 24: HeatXC on February 26, 2010. He failed to make the Middleweight (185 lbs.) cut by half a pound, so he forfeited 25% of his purse to his opponent. A right head kick sent Galbraith crashing face-first to the mat at 1:56 of the first round.
When Hawaiian Falaniko Vitale pulled out of his Shine Fights fight with Murilo Rua, Galbraith was picked as the replacement, but only three days before the event Galbraith pulled out of the event due to a dispute with his contract.
- "It was kind of a compilation of a few things," Galbraith said. "First off, we were only sent the travel schedule three days prior to the fight. My manager was trying to get hold of them two weeks prior to the fight regarding my travel itinerary and didn't get a rely until three days prior.
- "On top of that, being in the co-main event, it was in my contract that I could have two cornermen accompany me to the fight. Also three days prior to the fight, I was told I was only allowed one guy. So we chose not to participate in the event because the contract was not being met."
He made it clear that he hoped to still be able to face Rua at some other time in his career, but that it would not happen under the Shine Fights banner. Five-time UFC veteran David Heath was chosen as his replacement.