UFC 181: Travis Browne to Face Brendan Schaub
By FCF Staff
The line-up for UFC 181 has been further bolstered by a notable heavyweight clash, as Travis Browne will face Brendan Schaub at the December 6th event.
Browne (16-2-1) will be competing for the first time since April, when he was decisioned by #1 contender Fabricio Werdum at UFC on FOX 11.
Prior to the defeat, “Hapa” had scored consecutive KO wins over Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett. Browne is currently ranked #3 in the UFC’s heavyweight division.
Schaub (10-4) is also coming off a defeat, as he dropped a tightly contested, split decision to Andrei Arlovski in June. Heading into the bout “Big Brown” had recorded back-to-back wins over Lavar Johnson and Matt Mitrione.
Browne is currently ranked #3 in the UFC’s heavyweight division.
UFC 181 will also feature middleweight champ Chris Weidman versus Vitor Belfort, and lightweight champion Anthony Pettis versus Gilbert Melendez.
The event will be hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.