erick-silva-5.jpgWelterweights Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will collide at UFC on FUEL TV 10, which also serves as the finale for the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.”

The recently announced event is expected to take place June 8 at Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The event’s main card airs on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook.

UFC officials announced the bout following an initial report from Brazilian website Globo.

“TUF: Brazil 2? features coaches Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum, who lead opposing squads in the series, which is expected to debut March 17 on Globo.

Silva, who recently was forced to pull out of a UFC 156 bout with Jay Hieron due to an injury, returns to the cage following a loss to Jon Fitch that most observers consider his first true defeat inside the octagon. Fitch outpointed the Brazilian at UFC 153 this past October, which slowed the hype Silva had built with a first-round TKO win over Charlie Brenneman four months earlier.

Following a UFC-debut win over Luis Ramos, Silva was disqualified for illegal punches in a bout against Carlo Prater at UFC 142. However, referee Mario Yamasaki later admitted to erring in his stoppage.

Hathaway, meanwhile, is on the upswing with three straight wins. At UFC Fight Night 24, he outpointed Kris McCray and followed it up with decision wins over Pascal Krauss and John Maguire at UFC on FOX 3 and UFC on FUEL TV 5, respectively.

The 25-year-old Hathaway was widely thought to be one of the welterweight division’s best up-and-comers before a decision loss to Mike Pyle at UFC 120 halted his momentum.

For the latest on UFC on FUEL TV 10, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Erick Silva)

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

Related News

Erick Silva: Neil Magny hasn’t fought someone as tough as me before

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 views

Erick Silva’s return was moved from June to August, and his opponent switched due to an injury, but the Brazilian welterweight is finally ready to step inside the Octagon. Initially slated to meet Ri read news >>

Stevie Ray vs. Mickael Lebout slated for UFC Fight Night 76 in Ireland

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 views

A lightweight bout between Stevie Ray and Mickael Lebout is the latest addition to October’s UFC Fight Night 76 event in Ireland.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Palhares, Shields receive temporary suspensions for actions at WSOF 22

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

World Series of Fighting welterweights Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields were given temporary suspensions at today's NAC hearing. World Series of Fighting welterweights Rousimar Palhares and Jake Sh read news >>

NSAC issues temporary suspensions to Palhares, Shields, Magalhaes pending hearings

  • 21 days ago
  • 50 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today issued temporary suspensions to WSOF welterweights Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields, as well as UFC fighter Caio Magalhaes, pending formal hearings for un read news >>

UFC Fight Night 74 Fight Card: Neil Magny Replaces Rick Story, Faces Erick Silva

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Less than one month after seeing his seven-bout winning streak snapped by Demian Maia, Neil Magny will return to the Octagon and look to get back into the win column. With Rick Story injured, Magny h read news >>

Neil Magny replaces injured Rick Story, fights Erick Silva at next week's UFC Saskatoon

  • 23 days ago
  • 6 views

An injury to Rick Story means that top 15 welterweight Neil Magny will fight Erick Silva on just under two weeks notice at UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon. Just a week removed from seeing his seven-figh read news >>

Neil Magny replaces injured Rick Story, meets Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 74

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Neil Magny had his seven-fight winning streak snapped by Demian Maia earlier this month, and wants to get back to the win column as soon as possible. The UFC announced on Tuesday that Magny will repl read news >>

UFC Fight Night 74: Neil Magny replaces injured Rick Story, fights Erick Silva on Aug. 23 in Saskatoon

  • 23 days ago
  • 5 views

Opportunity knocks! Welterweight up-and-comer Neil Magny will have a chance to shake off his recent submission loss to Demian Maia when he makes a quick turnaround to fight Erick Silva in the UFC Fig read news >>

Neil Magny in for injured Rick Story, faces Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 74

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC Fight Night 74 has a new co-main event following an injury to Rick Story.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Paul Daley vs. Fernando Gonzalez set as kickboxing bout at 'Bellator 142: Dynamite'

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator MMA welterweights Paul Daley and Fernando Gonzalez will trade in their MMA gloves for kickboxing mitts at next month’s combined Bellator MMA and GLORY spectacular.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>