Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva set to headline UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati
May’s “UFC Fight Night 40″ event in Cincinnati finally has a headlining bout, as UFC officials announced today that welterweight contenders Matt Brown and Erick Silva will face off in the evenings main event.
Matt Brown returns to the octagon following a back injury that has kept him out of action for the past 6 months. Prior to the injury, Brown had put together an impressive 6-fight win streak, which included victories over Jordan Mein, Mike Swick, Steven Thompson, and most recently Mike Pyle.
The Ohio Native will¬†have the¬†opportunity to stretch his win streak to seven¬†when he takes on the always dangerous Erick Silva this May in the Buckeye State.
Meanwhile, Erick Silva¬†was most¬†recently seen at February’s “UFC Fight Night 36″ event where he earned a¬†first-round KO victory over Takenori Sato. Since joining the UFC in August of 2011, Silva has alternated between wins and losses, leaving him with an¬†octagon record¬†of 4-3. ¬†The Brazilian will be looking to put together his first UFC win streak when he faces “The Immortal” this May.
The ‘UFC Fight Night 40′ event¬†takes place May 10¬†live from¬†Cincinnati‚Äôs U.S. Bank Arena. The main card is¬†set to air on FOX Sports 1, following the prelims which show on UFC Fight Pass.
The ‘UFC Fight Night 40′¬†event in Cincinnati¬†now includes the following bouts:
- Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva
- Daron Cruickshank vs. Erik Koch
- Johnny Eduardo vs. Eddie Wineland
- Lorenz Larkin vs. Constantinos Philippou
- Justin Salas vs. Ben Wall
- Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal
- Soa Palelei vs. Ruan Potts
- Manny Gamburyan vs. Nik Lentz
- Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Darrell Montague
- Chris Cariaso vs. Louis Smolka
- Yan Cabral vs. Alexander Yakovlev
Who do you have winning this key welterweight match-up? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!