A slugfest is a-brewing as lanky heavyweights Stefan Struve and Travis Brown have reportedly agreed to throw leather at UFC 130, tentatively slated for May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the organization's annual Memorial Day weekend show.
Heavy.com brought word of the pending match-up earlier today.
After an impressive win like that at such a high profile event, one might think "Skyscraper" was ready to shoot up to the top of the list of contenders at 265-pounds.
Apparently, the UFC feels the rangy Dutchman still has some work to do and that starts with a tough test against a relatively unknown Hawaiian.
It took Travis Browne just one year and nine fights to make his way to the big show. The Alliance MMA member ran through the lower level competition with eight impressive finishes before earning a shot with the UFC.
The Hawaiian's hype train was brought to a screeching halt at the hands, or more specifically knees, of Cheick Kongo at UFC 120 when the two fought to a draw after the Frenchman was deducted a point for rearranging Browne's nutsack in the third round.
Hopefully, the heavy-handed heavyweight is fully recovered and ready to engage to his lengthy counterpart when the two square off in May.
This fight card is still in the early stages of development so keep it locked to MMAMania.com for more as it becomes available.