Welterweight Erick Silva will see action in Brazil for the fourth time in five UFC fights this June 8 when he faces John Hathaway at UFC on Fuel 10 (i.e. the Ultimate Fighter Brasil 2 Finale). Interestingly enough, the 14-3 Silva’s most recent victory under the UFC banner came via first-frame submission against Charlie Brenneman a year ago to the day as his match-up with Hathaway.
UFC officials have confirmed the bout. UFC on Fuel 10 is headlined by a heavyweight tilt between Fabricio Werdum-Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Eight of Silva’s triumphs have featured a tap-out with another three TKOs to his credit as well.
Hathaway (17-1) is on a three-fight winning streak including a recent outpointing of John Maguire. He also holds past instances of success against the likes of Rick Story and Diego Sanchez.
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