Prospect Erick Silva (above) makes his UFC debut versus Mike Swick. | Photo: Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com
Sherdog.com confirmed the match-up on Wednesday morning with a source close to the contest.
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.view original article >>
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