UFC President Dana White announced the matchup via Twitter on
Monday. The “TUF 17” finale takes place at the Joint at Hard Rock
Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on April 13.
Browne went unbeaten in his first five UFC appearances, most
notably knocking out fellow prospect Stefan
Struve with a superman punch at UFC 130. “Hapa” came up short
in his first headlining appearance, however, suffering a
first-round technical knockout defeat to Antonio
Silva at UFC on FX 5. The Jackson’s MMA product later revealed
that he had torn a hamstring early in the Oct. 5 bout.
After a one-fight hiatus, Gonzaga returned to the Octagon in 2012
with a first-round submission of Ednaldo
Oliveira at UFC 142. Most recently, the onetime heavyweight
title challenger tapped Ben Rothwell
with a guillotine choke in the second round of their UFC on FX 7