Struve, Browne Slated For UFC 130 Heavyweight Bout

Stefan Struve

UFC heavyweights Stefan Struve and Travis Browne have verbally agreed to face off at UFC 130 in May. confirmed the fight booking with a source close to one of the fighters on Thursday afternoon. was the first to report the fight.

UFC 130, while not officially announced by the promotion, is expected to take place May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will serve as the UFC’s traditional Memorial Day weekend event.

Struve defeated Sean McCorkle via first-round TKO at UFC 124 last month in Montreal. The win was his second consecutive Octagon victory after a knockout loss to Roy Nelson in March.

Browne made his UFC debut against James McSweeney at the Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale in June. He defeated McSweeney near the end of the first round by TKO, but would go to a draw with Cheick Kongo in his second UFC appearance in October.

The only other bout currently rumored for UFC 130 is a welterweight contest between former top contender Thiago Alves and rising star Rick Story.

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