On October 5, 2012 the UFC will roll into Minneapolis, MN for a what looks to be the best UFC on FX card to date. In the main event of the evening, two up-and-coming heavyweights, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and Travis "Hapa" Browne, will square off.
After running through opponents since his draw with Cheick Kongo, Browne finally gets that step up in competition. While Browne looked like a man on a mission against Chad Griggs in his last outing, Silva is a tough draw for anyone.
Silva is coming off a brutal defeat at the hands of former Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez in his UFC debut. He was put on his back and thoroughly ground-and-pounded en route to a TKO loss. That loss was his second in a row after losing to Daniel Cormier in his final Strikeforce fight. Now on a two-fight skid, Silva will look to rebound against the highly touted up-and-comer, Browne.
Browne is currently unbeaten and has looked increasingly talented since joining the UFC back in 2010. His superman punch KO of Stefan Struve earned him Knockout of the Night honors back at UFC 130. He seemed to be a little gassed in his bout with Rob Broughton at UFC 135, but gained a unanimous decision victory. Browne will look to extend his unbeaten streak to 15 at UFC on FX 5.
Let's see how they match-up.