It's been a long time in the making, but the UFC is finally letting Travis Browne off the leash.
In the past, they've been somewhat reluctant to throw Browne against a top-five heavyweight in the UFC.
But on the back of an undefeated 13-0-1 record with impressive UFC victories over Stefan Struve and Chad Griggs, an upcoming bout against a tenured contender like Antonio Silva was inevitable.
Browne was originally scheduled to face the recently successful Ben Rothwell, but Rothwell came down with the injury bug that's hitting so many training camps.
In a way, Browne should be happy. Silva is a much bigger name to destruct and one that could push him to the top of the division, especially in the absence of Frank Mir.