After a high-profile arrest -- and release from UFC -- Thiago Silva returns to mixed martial arts (MMA) in "The Sunshine State."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Thiago Silva is not only out of jail, he's back in the fight game, inking a new deal with Fight Time Promotions that puts him inside the cage at Fight Time 20 on Aug. 29, 2014, inside War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Fight Time announced the deal earlier today (via Sherdog).
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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."
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Thiago Silva has an opponent for his first fight after his arrest.
Fight Time Promotions owner Howard Davis Jr. informed MMAFighting.com on Tuesday that UFC veteran Thiago Silva will headline the Fight Time 20 card against Bellator veteran Mike Hayes.
Fight Time 20 takes place at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Aug. 29.
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Thiago Silva, the former light heavyweight contender who was arrested on felony charges and subsequently released from the UFC in early-February, has been scheduled to return to the cage on August 29, 2014 at Fight Time 20, in what will be Silva's first fight since his dramatic showdown with Florida police.
Silva (16-3, 2 NC) is currently awaiting trial on several charges of aggravated assault and battery, sending threatening texts, and resisting arrest without violence.
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Howard Davis' Fight Time Promotions in Florida has picked up former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva.
The next chapter in Thiago Silva's MMA career is set to be in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Yesterday, Fight Time Promotions announced that they've signed the ex-UFC fighter for a late August card. In the below photo, you can see Silva signing his contract alongside CEO and co-founder Howard Davis Jr. Fight Time Promotions also put out this official press release regarding their latest acquisition: more