UFC.com has officially announced another bout for Birmingham, England’s October UFC 89 card.
Unbeaten light heavyweight sensation Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida will look to keep the momentum going from his May victory over Tito Ortiz when he returns to the Octagon to face fellow unbeaten (and fellow Brazilian) Thiago Silva in what should be an explosive clash on October 18th’s UFC 89 card at The National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England. Tickets are on sale now, but are going fast.
A clash of interesting 13-0 LHW title contenders certainly adds intrigue to the Bisping vs. Leben event. It also looks as though the UFC was finally able to find a man that was willing to fight Machida and win, lose or draw I think Thiago Silva should be applauded for accepting the fight so many men did not.
This also makes for what could be the best type of bout to see Machida in as he’ll battle a young, aggressive and hungry fighter that would certainly get great benefit from knocking off a man no one wants to face.