The event marks the promotion’s first in the “City of Lakes” since UFC 87 in 2008.
Browne was scheduled to fight Ben Rothwell next week, but after Rothwell pulled out of the fight due to an injured ankle Browne was left without an opponent. The UFC decided to leave him off the card and move him over to their fifth FX card. The undefeated Browne (13-0-1) most recently defeated Chad Griggs via submission at UFC 145.
Silva (16-4), the former Strikeforce and EliteXC big man, lost his UFC debut to Cain Velasquez in May. He enters the fight stuck in a two-fight losing streak, with his last win coming against Fedor Emelianenko in Feb. 2011.
The UFC is expected to announce more fights for the card in the coming weeks.