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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