It was revealed on yesterdays episode of UFC Tonight that there are plans in place to matchup heavyweight knockout artists Travis Browne (15-1-1, pictured) and Stipe Miocic (10-1), with the top ten heavyweights pencilled in for a December event.
In his last bout Browne recorded a spectacular knockout victory over Alistair Overeem (36-13 (1nc)) at UFC Fight Night 26 last month, after surviving an early onslaught from the Dutch striker, taking his UFC record to 6-1-1 and placing him among the top five in the UFC’s official rankings for the first time in his career. Browne has quickly become a fan’s favourite in the UFC, taking home four ‘Of the Night’ honours during his time with the promotion.
For the bout to take place Browne will need to be cleared by a physician before he can be cleared to compete, after he was recently suspended indefinitely following the UFC Fight Night 26 medical suspensions.
Miocic meanwhile is currently 4-1 in his UFC career, putting in his most impressive performance since joining the promotion, when he defeated Roy Nelson (19-8) by unanimous decision in his last outing at UFC 156 in June, 2013, leapfrogging him to #10 in the UFC’s rankings.
The UFC currently have three events lined up for December with UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia on December 7th, UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento on December 14th and finally UFC 168 on December 28th in Las Vegas. The Browne vs Miocic encounter would most likely be placed on one of the U.S. based cards.