Prospect Erick Silva (above) makes his UFC debut versus Mike Swick. | Photo: Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com


Brazilian welterweight prospect Erick Silva has signed with the UFC and will make his promotional debut against Mike Swick at UFC 134.

Sherdog.com confirmed the match-up on Wednesday morning with a source close to the contest.

Headlined by a middleweight title bout between dominant champion Anderson Silva and the last man to beat him in Yushin Okami, UFC 134 goes down Aug. 27 from HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The reigning Jungle Fight welterweight champion, Silva is once-beaten as a professional in his six-year career, notching a 12-1 record with one no contest. The X-Gym representative captured the welterweight strap in October by submitting Francisco Ayon in the championship tournament final with an arm-triangle choke at Jungle Fight 23.

A product of the vaunted American Kickboxing Academy, Swick is a first-season veteran of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Swick joined the UFC in 2005 as a middleweight and made the cut to 170 pounds in 2008. Since dropping to welterweight, “Quick” has posted a 4-2 record inside the Octagon, though he currently rides a two-fight skid.

After dropping bouts to Dan Hardy and Paulo Thiago, Swick was scheduled to return to the cage in January to face David Mitchell. However, after Mitchell withdrew from the bout due to injury, Swick also pulled out due to a lingering stomach condition.

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