After having his expected bout with Forrest Griffin pulled out from underneath his feet earlier this afternoon, Brazilian bomber Thiago Silva has his sights set on a new challenge in the form of “The Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine this evening.

The two are expected to meet up at UFC 102 according to recently published report from John Morgan at MMAjunkie.com.

While nothing has been officially announced of UFC 102 by the organization at this point, it is expected to be headlined by a heavyweight showdown between former UFC heavyweight champions Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira and to take place on August 29 in Portland, Oregon.

Thiago Silva is fresh off of a knockout loss courtesy of upcoming light heavyweight championship challenger Lyoto Machida at UFC 94. Prior to that the American Top Team trained fighter had gone undefeated in his professional mixed martial arts career with four consecutive victories in the octagon.

A win over a contender like Jardine is likely to put Silva right back in the mix in the UFC’s 205 pound division.

Jardine always just seems a couple wins away from a title shot in the UFC. After his impressive victory over Forrest Griffin he was brutalized at the hands of Houston Alexander, he rebounded from that loss with a decision victory over Chuck Liddell only to be knocked stiff at the hands of Wanderlei Silva, and most recently Jardine out pointed Brandon Vera but came up on the losing end of a hard fought decision to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 96.

If Jardine can look impressive against Silva at UFC 102 he would certainly be one win away from a long sought after championship bout for the third time in his career.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Russian Fighter Mairbek Taisumov Pulled from UFC 203 After Visa Declined

  • 27 days ago
  • 26 views

For the second time this year, Russian fighter Mairbek Taisumov has been forced off of a UFC fight card due to visa issues. read news >>

Nik Lentz Gets New UFC 203 Opponent After Mairbek Taisumov Pulled

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC lightweight Nik Lentz has a new UFC 203 opponent after Mairbek Taisumov was pulled from the card due to visa issues. read news >>

Robbie Lawler Reportedly Won't Fight at UFC 205: Latest Details, Reaction

  • 19 days ago
  • 107 views

Robbie Lawler has reportedly pulled out of his scheduled fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 205, according to TMZ Sports and Brett Okamoto of ESPN. Per the TMZ Sports report, Cerrone "will still fig read news >>

C.B. Dollaway Pulled from UFC 203 Following Elevator Accident | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 222 views

An elevator accident has forced C.B. Dollaway out of tonight's UFC 203 card in Cleveland. read news >>

Donald Cerrone Draws Kelvin Gastelum for UFC New York | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 45 views

Just days after Robbie Lawler pulled out of their fight, Donald Cerrone has a new opponent on tap for UFC 205. read news >>

Ronda Rousey Return Against Amanda Nunes Likely Late This Year | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 days ago
  • 134 views

Former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is expected to be back in action before the end of the year. read news >>

After 'Cyborg' Justino's latest destruction, UFC must find a new use for its 140-pound wrecking ball

  • 4 days ago
  • 7 views

As expected, Cristiane Justino wrecked another opponent with her one-sided mauling of Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 95. But the UFC needs to come up with new ways to showcase the awesome power of read news >>

Jake Matthews gets Andrew Holbrook for hometown bout at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne

  • 47 minutes ago
  • 0 views

Australia’s Jake Matthews was expected to be a part of the UFC’s return to his home city of Melbourne in November. Now he has his opponent.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>