MMA: Former UFC Fighter Thiago Silva to Compete in First Fight After Arrest

Thiago Silva has found a landing spot for his post-UFC career, and it's a familiar one for the Brazilian.

According to a press release from Fight Time Promotions, Silva will compete on the promotion's Aug. 29 card. The promotion is run by Howard Davis Jr., Silva's old boxing coach while the two were at American Top Team.

"I'm gonna put on a good fight and the audience will be very pleased as I'm looking to knock my opponent out," Silva said. "I'm very happy to be fighting for my former coach."

It will be Silva's first appearance in a MMA cage since his highly publicized incident with his estranged wife and her partner. The subsequent fallout showed us some nasty details surrounding Silva's personal life that put the former fan favorite into a whole new perspective.

The UFC quickly cut Silva from its roster, and president Dana White has said the Brazilian will never fight for the UFC again.

Silva was eventually released on bond and went back to work teaching kickboxing classes at the Jaco Hybrid Training Center.

After hearing about Silva's upbringing, one would clearly understand how he got to the point of where he is today.

If you look past all the personal issues, Silva is still a good fighter in the cage. He's on a two-fight winning streak and routinely puts on fan-friendly performances. He's 16-3 overall with two no-contests and will be fighting close to home.

An opponent for Silva has yet to be named.

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