Heavyweight powerhouse Cheick Kongo today announced that he will return to the Octagon to take on Travis Browne at UFC 120, which is expected to take place at the O2 Arena in London, England, on Oct. 16, 2010
Kongo was supposed to meet Roy Nelson tommorow (July 3) at UFC 116; however, the Parisian withdrew from the event because of an injury sustained during training. Nelson was re-booked to battle Junior dos Santos next month, while Kongo is now set to try and deliver "Hapa" his first career loss.
"The French Sensation" won his most recent fight against Paul Buentello at UFC on Versus 1 back in March, elbowing "The Head Hunter" into submission early in the third round. Prior to the win, Kongo dropped big back-to-back fights to Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir.
He undoubtedly needs another win against Browne if he has any intentions of getting back into the contender mix sometime in 2011.
Browne recently made his promotional debut at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 Finale against James McSweeney, dropping "The Hammer" in the first round en route to a technical knockout win. Browne has never lost (10-0) in his mixed martial arts career, finishing nine out of 10 of his opponents most by knockout.