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UFC 130: Stefan Struve vs Travis Browne possible for May 28 in Las Vegas


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. brought word of the pending match-up earlier today.

Struve was last seen quickly disposing of the always outspoken Sean McCorkle in the co-main event of UFC 124 just last month, his second victory in as many fights.

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.

His first test came against James McSweeney at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale and "Hapa" did not disappoint, dominating the Brit en route to a first round technical knockout victory.

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.

UFC 130 has yet to be announced by the promotion with only this fight and a welterweight scrap pitting Thiago Alves against Rick Story currently rumored at this time.

This fight card is still in the early stages of development so keep it locked to for more as it becomes available.

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