"Bigfoot" is back.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today announced the heavyweight headliner of Travis Browne vs Antonio Silva for its UFC on FX 5 event scheduled for October 5, 2012 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Size does matter.
Browne (13-0-1) was originally booked to throw down against Ben Rothwell on the main card of UFC on FOX 4 next week in Los Angeles; however, a "Big" injury forced the former International Fight League (IFL) striker to bow out of "The City of Angels," leaving "Hapa" high and dry.
Silva (16-4) established himself as one of the division's toughest customers by stopping Fedor Emelianenko in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in early 2011, which put an exclamation point on his three-fight winning streak that included wins over Andrei Arlovski and Mike Kyle.
The Brazilian made his Octagon debut at the UFC 146 pay-per-view (PPV) event over the Memorial Day weekend, but was sliced and diced by former division champion Cain Velasquez, who bloodied-up the former EliteXC titleholder while sending him to his second consecutive loss.
And the competition isn't getting any easier.
After battling Cheick Kongo to a draw back in one of 2010's ugliest fights, the undefeated Browne managed to string together three consecutive wins, including a knockout over Dutch striker Stefan Struve and a submission (arm-triangle choke) over Chad Griggs.
Test, meet stiff.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for upcoming details on this still-developing fight card.