Matt Brown Books Return Fight, Gets Erick Silva At UFC Fight Night 40

Matt Brown Books Return Fight, Gets Erick Silva At UFC Fight Night 40

The UFC’s return to Ohio will have a hometown hero to cheer for, as Matt Brown faces Erick Silva.

Officials confirmed the bout as the main event of UFC Fight Night 40 Monday night. The card takes place May 10 from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.

Brown (18-11) has won six straight fights after going 5-5 in his first 10 Octagon appearances. That includes wins over Mike Swick and Mike Pyle, pushing him into the top-half of the division.

Silva (16-4) earned his fourth UFC victory when he finished Takenori Sato this past February. The Brazilian is 4-3 in seven fights with the promotion.

Below is the a list of the fights announced so far:

Welterweight: Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva

Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank

Bantamweight: Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Eduardo

Heavyweight: Soa Palelei vs. Ruan Potts

Lightweight: Justin Salas vs. Ben Wall

Middleweight: Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal

Featherweight: Nik Lentz vs. Manny Gamburyan

Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Darrell Montague

Flyweight: Chris Cariaso vs. Louis Smolka

Middleweight: Costa Philippou vs. Lorenz Larkin

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