While unbeaten heavyweight Travis Browne won't get his chance to compete on FOX next month, he will get the opportunity to headline and upcoming FX card this October.
Browne (13-0-1) will meet fellow division standout Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva (16-4) at UFC on FX 5 on October 5 at Minneapolis' Target Center, promotion officials announced on Friday. No additional bouts for the fall event have been confirmed.
Browne was originally scheduled to meet Ben Rothwell at next week's UFC on FOX 4 card, however, the latter was forced to withdraw from the match due to an ankle injury, subsequently forcing Browne from the card as well. The Team Jackson MMA representative holds a perfect 13-0-1 record as a professional, including a flawless 4-0-1 bill under the UFC banner. In his most recent outing, he scored a dominant first round submission victory over Strikeforce import Chad Griggs at April's UFC 145.
Silva, meanwhile, will look to get back on the winning track after suffering a vicious technical knockout defeat at the hands of Cain Velasquez in his Octagon debut last May. Prior to the loss, "Bigfoot" was also knocked out by world-ranked heavyweight Daniel Cormier in his last match as a member of the Strikeforce roster. The pair of recent defeats snapped a previous three-fight win streak that included consecutive victories over Andrei Arlovski, Mike Kyle and Fedor Emelianenko.
(Pictured: Travis Browne)
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Matt Manzella is the managing editor for CageReligion.com and host of Cage Religion Radio. Matt has been working in the television broadcasting industry for over seven years and is also a play-by-play commentator and judge for the Impact Fight League and Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting.
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