Travis Browne (left) and Antonio Silva hit their marks for the UFC on FX 5 main event. | Photo: Sherdog.com


For fighters scaling the mixed martial arts ladder, there can be no better forum than an Ultimate Fighting Championship main event. Cue heavyweights Travis Browne and Antonio Silva.

Browne checked in at 246 pounds for his five-round showdown with Silva (266) in the UFC on FX 5 headliner on Friday at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The six other men answering the call to main-card duty, including welterweight co-headliners Jake Ellenberger (170) and Jay Hieron (170), also met their contracted weight requirements without incident at Thursday’s official weigh-in.

Sherdog Fantasy MMA: UFC on FX 5 Free Fan Pick’Em
A Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts export, Browne will enter the cage on a three-fight winning streak. The 30-year-old Hawaiian last appeared at UFC 145 in April, when he submitted Chad Griggs with a first-round arm-triangle choke at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Browne has compiled a 4-0-1 mark in the UFC, an October 2010 draw with French kickboxer Cheick Kongo the lone blemish.

Silva does not have momentum on his side, having suffered consecutive defeats for the first time in his career. The 33-year-old former EliteXC champion made his promotional debut at UFC 146 in May, only to be carved up by Cain Velasquez ground-and-pound in a one-sided technical knockout loss in Las Vegas. “Bigfoot” owns wins over Russian legend Fedor Emelianenko, the American Kickboxing Academy’s Mike Kyle and former UFC heavyweight titleholders Andrei Arlovski and Ricco Rodriguez.

UFC on FX 5 “Browne vs. Bigfoot” -- which airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the FX network -- will also feature a pivotal flyweight duel pitting “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 winner John Dodson (126) against former Tachi Palace Fights champion Jussier da Silva (126) and a welterweight showcase matching the well-traveled Josh Neer (171) with Justin Edwards (170).

Three hours prior, Fuel TV will carry six preliminary bouts: Jeremy Stephens (156) vs. Yves Edwards (156), Michael Johnson (156) vs. Danny Castillo (156), Jacob Volkmann (155) vs. Shane Roller (156), Bart Palaszewski (*146) vs. Diego Nunes (146) Darren Uyenoyama (125) vs. Phil Harris (125) and Marcus LeVesseur (156) vs. Carlo Prater (156). The remaining undercard match will stream live to the UFC’s Facebook page at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, as Mike Pierce (171) locks horns with Aaron Simpson (171).

According to a report on Fuel TV, the Dennis Hallman-Thiago Tavares fight was scrapped after it was determined Hallman would not make weight prior to the official weigh-ins. According to the network, Hallman, who has had issues hitting his contracted mark in the past, was off the lightweight limit by seven pounds.

UFC on FX 5 “Browne vs. Bigfoot” Weigh-In Results:


Travis Browne (246) vs. Antonio Silva (266)
Jake Ellenberger (170) vs. Jay Hieron (170)
John Dodson (126) vs. Jussier da Silva (126)
Josh Neer (171) vs. Justin Edwards (170)
Jeremy Stephens (156) vs. Yves Edwards (156)
Michael Johnson (156) vs. Danny Castillo (156)
Jacob Volkmann (155) vs. Shane Roller (156)
Bart Palaszewski (*146) vs. Diego Nunes (146)
Darren Uyenoyama (125) vs. Phil Harris (125)
Marcus LeVesseur (156) vs. Carlo Prater (156)
Mike Pierce (171) vs. Aaron Simpson (171)

* Palaszewski made weight (146) on his second attempt after initially registering 147.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz Media Conference Call Replay (Full Audio)

  • 28 days ago
  • 22 views

The headliners of the UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz fight card fielded questions from the media during a media conference call on Friday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 live and official weigh-in results

  • 25 days ago
  • 42 views

BOSTON – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 81 fighter weigh-ins, which take place at Wang Theatre in Boston.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos-Conor McGregor, Holly Holm-Miesha Tate official for UFC 197 in March

  • 24 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC 197 is official. Lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos will put his belt on the line against featherweight champ Conor McGregor in the main event, while women’s bantamweight champ Holly Holm will fa read news >>

Twitter reacts to UFC 197's dos Anjos-McGregor, Holm-Tate announcement

  • 24 days ago
  • 96 views

With UFC 197 now official, check out the top Twitter reactions to the Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor and Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate title fights set for March 5 in Las Vegas. Filed under: News, read news >>

UFC 197 Official with dos Anjos vs. McGregor and Holm vs. Tate

  • 24 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC officials on Tuesday confirmed the blockbuster UFC 197 fight card, where Conor McGregor will attempt to take Rafael dos Anjos' lightweight belt. read news >>

Justin McCully mixes with Edmond Tarverdyan in Travis Browne's latest camp

  • 22 days ago
  • 598 views

You may remember Justin McCully as the guy in the mask for a laughably cheesy staredown between UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar in the Bellator cage.Filed under: Featured Videos, New read news >>

Travis Browne not thinking about potential distractions ahead of UFC Fight Night 81

  • 21 days ago
  • 10 views

BOSTON – Travis Browne will have a No. 6 next to his name on Sunday when he fights Matt Mitrione, who will have a 14. But numbers don’t interest Browne. Letters do.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

Watch the Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova Weigh-in Streaming Live at 7 PM ET

  • 21 days ago
  • 10 views

Watch the Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova Official Weigh-in streaming live from the Punishment Training Center in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. read news >>

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz Weigh-in Live on Saturday at 4 PM ET

  • 20 days ago
  • 44 views

Watch the Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz official weigh-in streaming live from the Wang Theatre in Boston on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET/1p.m. PT. read news >>

Video replay: UFC Fight Night 81 fighter weigh-ins in Boston

  • 20 days ago
  • 23 views

BOSTON – Check out a video replay of today’s official UFC Fight Night 81 fighter weigh-ins.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>