UFC 168 adds heavyweight bout Travis Browne vs. Josh Barnett for Dec. 28 in Las Vegas

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UFC 168 just got a whole lot bigger.

A massive match-up with Heavyweight title implications has been set in stone for UFC 168 -- which is set to take place Dec. 28, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, NV.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal announced today that Travis Browne vs. Josh Barnett will go down at the final Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view (PPV) of 2013.

Both men are coming off huge victories last month which propelled them into the upper echelons of the top 10 UFC media rankings. Browne currently sits at number five overall while Barnett vaulted up to number six.

Barnett (33-6) destroyed former two-time champion Frank Mir in his return to the Octagon at UFC 164 less than three weeks ago, finishing him via first round TKO after landing a barrage of strikes inside the clinch. "The Warmaster" is also a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, although he had the title stripped after testing positive for a banned substance which ultimately led to his departure from the promotion for eleven years.

Browne (15-1-1) is coming off the biggest win of his professional career, weathering the early storm against Alistair Overeem before landing a beautiful front kick to the face to score an incredible first round knockout over the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion. His lone setback was a first round knockout loss to recent title challenger Antonio Silva after suffering a bad hamstring injury which limited his mobility.

Browne was briefly linked to a bout against fellow top 10 prospect Stipe Miocic for UFC on Fox 9, but the promotion apparently had bigger plans.

UFC 168 features a highly anticipated rematch between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champ Anderson Silva while the co-main event showcases current coaches of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 18 as women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends title against arch rival Miesha Tate. For the latest UFC 168 fight card rumors and updates, click here.

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