One lucky UFC fan got some breaking news earlier today from Dana White personally.
The fan tweeted to White “who is shogun fighting next”, to which the UFC President replied,”Thiago Silva”.
This is exciting news for MMA fans, and could be an epic light-heavyweight fight.
Both fighters are hard hitters that love to stand and bang, and both are trying to work their way back up the light-heavyweight ranks.
Rua’s last fight against Dan Henderson at UFC 139 was a close fought battle that left both fighters bruised and bloodied; Rua lost the fight by a very close decision.
Silva on the other hand, had his first fight in over a year last month against up and coming light-heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson. Previously to the fight Silva had been suspended for a year for abusing PEDs, he was beaten by decision is his fight as well.
This fight will be a great chance for Rua and Silva to show that they are still relevant in their No date for the fight has been announced as of yet, but it is rumored to go down at UFC 149 in Calgary.