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Travis Browne set for action against Antonio Silva at UFC on FX 5

Unbeaten heavyweight Travis Browne may have lost his shot to fight on FOX after opponent Ben Rothwell was recently scratched from the UFC’s return to network television but, in the end, it appears as though things may have worked out better for him as a result. Browne has since been scheduled to face Antonio Silva on October at UFC on FX 5 in the card’s headlining slot.

UFC officials confirmed the match-up earlier today.

Browne is 13-0-1 with eleven stoppages including three inside the Octagon. He was last seen stopping Chad Griggs with an Arm-Triangle Choke in the opening round of their rumble at UFC 145.

The 16-4 Silva made his UFC debut in May where he lost by way of TKO to Cain Velasquez. However, “Bigfoot” holds past wins over Andrei Arlovski as well as Fedor Emelianenko, and is no slouch when it comes to finishing foes with fourteen TKOs/submissions in his sixteen total victories.

The card is set for October 5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Thus far the only other bout linked to the show is Bart Palaszewski-Diego Nunes.


  • Rece Rock says:

    Travis Browne prepare to break your hand.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    That’s the truth Rece Rock. I’m pulling for bigfoot here, I really want him to do well in the UFC.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I like Bigfoot here but only if he is able to get it to the ground, Brown hits fkn hard but Bigfoot has a seriously good top game. Great match up here.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Damn, Rece beat me to it! I wish I could give you more thumbs up.

    This fight sounds great; a good test for Browne and I get to see Bigfoot fighting again. Maybe I just have a soft spot for Brazilians, but Bigfoot is one of those fighters I just want to see do well — even if I can’t explain why.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I agree Faust, what sealed it for me was during the Grand Prix (you know when SF was doing well) and they asked him if he’d fight werdum even though they were friends if it came to it. And he said yes and that after beating each other up they’d go out for coffee afterwards and still be friends.


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