Travis Browne vs Bigfoot Silva main event booked for UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis

May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Antonio Silva during his fight against Cain Velasquez during UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

"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.

Until now.

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.

UFC on FX 5, which was originally scheduled for the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, will also feature a featherweight fracas between former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) veterans Bart Palaszewski and Diego Nunes.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for upcoming details on this still-developing fight card.

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