Only a day after being pulled from UFC on Fox 4, it appears that Travis Browne will get a big step up in competition when he faces Antonio Silva in the UFC on FX 5 main event. The event will take place October 5 from Minneapolis, Minnesota. UFC officials announced the move earlier today.
Travis Browne has yet to taste defeat in his young MMA career. The massive heavyweight uses a combination of skill and athleticism to overwhelm his opponents where ever the fight ends up. The Team Jackson-Winklejohn talent will put his fourteen-fight unbeaten streak on the line when he faces the man known as “Bigfoot.”
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will be looking to get back on track after consecutive losses to AKA teammates Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier. The BJJ and Muay Thai specialist will be looking to use his more polished skill set to take out Browne.
UFC on FX 5 was originally planned for Indianapolis, Indiana before being moved to Minneapolis, MN. The October 5 event will take place from the Target Center, with more bout announcements and ticket information expected to come soon.