UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. BigFoot confirmed for Oct. 5
New opponent, main event for Browne.
According to UFC.com, top heavyweight prospect Travis Browne (13-0-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) will no longer fight Ben Rothwell on UFC on FOX 4 main card on August 4, due to an injury Rothwell suffered in training.
The bright side: Browne gets his biggest test to date, as well as his first UFC main event booking.
Browne takes on Antonio "BigFoot" Silva (16-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in the main event of UFC on FX 5, taking place October 5 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. Silva is coming off of a bloody first-round loss to Cain Velasquez back in May, while Browne is undefeated (fought Cheick Kongo to a draw in 2010) and has won three straight fights.
When one door closes, another opens, and after unbeaten heavyweight Travis Browne saw his August 4th bout with Ben Rothwell get scrapped due to a Rothwell injury, "Hapa" immediately got back in the rotation, as he now gets a headlining date on Friday, October 5 against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. This UFC on FX main event will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information on this event, including ticket on-sale dates, will be announced shortly.
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