The final pay-per-view of the year will be offer a main event featuring Chris Weidman taking on Anderson Silva in a rematch for the middleweight title. Taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in las Vegas, it will also see Ronda Rousey defend her bantamweight title against Miesha Tate as the two coaches for "TUF 18" meet for the second time as well. Ronda Rousey previously beat Miesha Tate by armbar in the first round in Strikeforce in a 2012 event.
The well traveled Josh Barnett has been a top performer in both the UFC and Pride Fighting Championships during his lengthy career. In 2002, he won the UFC heavyweight title by beating Randy Couture, but was stripped of that title when he failed a drug test. He then went overseas, competing in both Pride and Pancrase before returning to the United States with Strikeforce in 2011.
Barnett has been on a roll, winning 10 of his last 11 fights, including a TKO in his return to the UFC over Frank Mir at UFC 164. The only blemish during that time came during a loss to Daniel Cormier in the dying days of Strikeforce.
Travis Browne has been on a roll himself. Since losing for the first time against Antonio Silva, he has scored back-to-back knockout wins. Earlier in the year, he knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga in just 71-seconds. He followed up that impressive performance with a come from behind win over Alistair Overeem, in a fight that Browne seemed very close to being knocked out himself.
Now considered a legitimate threat in the heavyweight division, Travis Browne is 6-1-1 inside the UFC, with a 15-1-1 overall record. The winner of this fight puts himself in contention for a possible shot at the title.