UFC on FX 5 Browne vs Bigfoot PosterThe Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday made UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot official for Oct. 5 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

The main event features Travis Browne vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in a heavyweight battle. The UFC on FX 5 fight card also features Ultimate Fighter season 14 winnner Johnson Dodson vs. Jussier Formiga in flyweight action, another heavyweight fight pitting Matt Mitrione vs. Rob Broughton, and Josh Neer vs. Justin Edwards in a welterweight showdown.

“Travis Browne is undefeated in his career and wants to prove that he’s ready for a shot at the title,” UFC president Dana White said. “He’s got a tough test in front of him in ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, who’s beaten two former UFC champions and also finished Fedor. I’m excited to finally get back to Minneapolis and I’m confident this card is going to deliver for the fans at the Target Center.”

UFC on FX 5 was originally slated for a September date in Indianapolis, but was moved due to a scheduling conflict.

Tickets for UFCon FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot go on sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 10. Doors open on fight night at 3 p.m. CT with the first bout slated for 4 p.m. CT.

The main card will also air live on FX at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on FOX 23 official weigh-in video, photos: Fight card set for return to UFC's birth city

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The official weigh-ins are complete for the UFC’s return to Denver, the city that hosted the promotion’s first event more than 13 years ago.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, N read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 official weigh-in photos, video: Fighters get big-game ready in Houston

  • 21 days ago
  • 42 views

HOUSTON – The official weigh-ins are complete for the UFC’s return to Houston on the eve of Super Bowl LI in the nation’s fourth largest city. Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, Photo Gall read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 video highlights: James Vick vs. Abel Trujillo

  • 19 days ago
  • 10 views

James Vick wanted a bounce-back fight after the first official loss of his pro career. He got one in a big way. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Watch the UFC 208 Weigh-in Live on Friday at 6 PM ET | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 9 views

Watch the UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie official weigh-in streaming live on Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. ET from Brooklyn, New York. read news >>

Champ Stipe Miocic official for UFC 211 rematch vs. Junior Dos Santos; relive first fight inside

  • 16 days ago
  • 30 views

It’s official: Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will headline UFC 211 in Texas against former champ Junior Dos Santos in May. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Gunnar Nelson vs. Alan Jouban official as London's UFC Fight Night 107 co-headliner

  • 10 days ago
  • 7 views

Next month’s UFC Fight Night 107 event has its 13th bout, and this will one is slated as the co-headliner.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Georges St-Pierre: 'It's Official, I'm Back' (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 40 views

It's official. Georges St-Pierre is back with the UFC. read news >>

UFC 212 official for June 3 in Rio de Janeiro with Jose Aldo-Max Holloway headliner

  • 11 days ago
  • 13 views

The UFC will kick off the summer months by figuring out the featherweight pecking order at UFC 212 in Brazil. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 105 official weigh-in photos: Cold in Halifax, but fights heating up

  • 6 days ago
  • 77 views

HALIFAX – The official weigh-ins are complete for the UFC’s return to Canada’s Atlantic Coast.Filed under: Featured, News, Photo Gallery, UFC read news >>

It's Official: Joanna Jedrzejczyk to Defend Her Belt at UFC 211 | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 5 views

It's not surprising, but it is official. UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will next be defending her title at UFC 211 in Dallas. read news >>