Two more bouts have been added to the rapidly developing UFC on FX 5 fight bill. Promotion officials recently announced that lightweights Jeremy Stephens and Yves Edwards will collide at the Oct. 5 event, as will welterweights Mike Pierce and Aaron Simpson.

Minneapolis’ Target Center hosts the FX-broadcast show, which is headlined by a heavyweight confrontation pitting onetime EliteXC champion Antonio Silva against rising talent Travis Browne. The event also showcases the Octagon debut of former top-ranked flyweight Jussier da Silva, as “Formiga” takes on “Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 winner John Dodson.

Stephens, 26, has lost back-to-back bouts after posting four wins in five fights from September 2009 to June 2011. The 14-time Octagon vet last competed on May 15, dropping a lopsided unanimous decision to Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fuel TV 3.

Nearly a 15-year pro, Edwards, 35, owns 60 pro fights to his credit. The “Thugjitsu Master” competed 10 times for the UFC from 2001 to 2006 and returned to the promotion in 2010 to outpoint John Gunderson at Fight Night 22. Most recently, Edwards was outpointed by “TUF 13” winner Tony Ferguson, falling to “El Cucuy” in a unanimous verdict on Dec. 3.

Pierce, 31, is known as one of the welterweight division’s toughest outs. The Oregonian’s three UFC defeats have come at the hands of top talents Jon Fitch, Johny Hendricks and Josh Koscheck, with the latter two losses coming by split decision. Pierce has never been finished in five years as a pro and most recently cruised to a unanimous nod over Carlos Eduardo Rocha at UFC on FX 3.

Simpson is a former middleweight talent who recently cut to 170 pounds, winning his welterweight debut over Kenny Robertson on July 11 at UFC on Fuel TV 4. The 38-year-old has won four of his last five fights heading into his showdown with Pierce, besting Mario Miranda, Brad Tavares and Eric Schafer last year.

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