Bout Between Undefeated Lightweights Ernest Chavez And Elias Silverio Added To Fight Night 42 Card
UFC has added another bout to the Fight Night 42 lineup.
Unbeaten lightweightÂ Ernest Chavez will take on Brazilian Elias SilverioÂ (also undefeated… and alsoÂ a lightweight, obviously) at the event, which takes place at IbirapueraÂ Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in May. The headliner for the card is a highly anticipatedÂ one, as we will finally see current â€śTUF: Brazil 3â€ł coaches WanderleiÂ Silva and ChaelÂ SonnenÂ meet inside the cage. The two men have been verbally jousting for years, but those verbal disputes turned into physical altercations during the TUF tapings, and should make for an exciting fight.
Chavez won his UFC debutÂ fight in February, squeaking out a split-decision win over YosdenisÂ Cedeno. Prior to that, he was riding a 6-fight winning streak outside of the organization.
SilverioÂ has won both of his UFC fights, which includes his debutÂ fight in September against Joao Zeferino, and a January bout against Isaac Vallie-Flagg at Fight Night 35. Prior to coming to the UFC, Silverio was riding an eight-fight winning streak.
Here’s how the UFC Fight Night 42 card is looking so far:
â€˘Wanderlei Silva vs. ChaelÂ Sonnen
â€˘Paulo Thiago vs. GasanÂ Umalatov
â€˘Mark Eddiva vs. Edimilson Souza
â€˘Ernest Chavez vs. Elias Silverio
As always, stay tuned to BJPenn.com for any future updates to the card.