Heavyweights Travis Browne vs Rob Broughton Slated For UFC 135
Fresh of an impressive "Knockout of the Night" win over Stefan Struve, heavyweight Travis Browne (11-0-1 MMA, 2-0-1 UFC) will return to the cage against Rob Broughton (15-5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
UFC officials today announced that verbal agreements are in place for the heavyweights to meet this fall at UFC 135. UFC 135 takes place Sept. 24 at Denver's Pepsi Center. The main card, which airs on pay-per-view, features a light-heavyweight title fight between current champ Jon "Bones" Jones and former champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
It's not clear if Browne vs. Broughton will be part of the broadcast.
Browne's knockout win at UFC 130 was a stark reversal from his previous fight, which ended in a draw. He took on striker Cheick Kongo, and after a strong start, he faded in later rounds. If not for a point deduction issued to Kongo for holding his shorts, the contest would have ended with a setback for Browne.
Still, "Hapa" remains undefeated in his professional career. He made his octagon debut with a first-round TKO of James McSweeney at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale.
Broughton, meanwhile, hasn't fought since this past September, when he submitted Vinicius Queiroz at UFC 120 in his octagon debut. (Queiroz later tested positive for steroids and was booted from the promotion.) The Wolfslair MMA product enjoys a five-fight win streak.
Broughton was expected to meet Dave Herman at this past Saturay's UFC 131 event but was replaced by Joey Beltran (who was then tapped to meet Aaron Rosa).
Article by: MMAJunkie.com