Archive: erick silva

Jan 3, 2014 6:26 am

Dong Hyun Kim vs. John Hathaway to headline ‘TUF: China’ finale in Macau

This morning in Singapore, UFC officials annoucned that a key welterweight match-up featuring Dong Hyun Kim (18-2-1 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will headline the “TUF: China” finale set for March 1st in Macau, China. The 26 year-old Englishman, John Hathaway, burst on to the UFC scene scoring 4-straight victories...

Dec 19, 2013 10:30 am

Fight Night 35 loses Amagov vs High, UFC seeks replacement

Fans of Adlan Amagov (pictured) will have to wait a little longer to see him return to action, and the UFC is seeking a replacement opponent for Jason High. While not yet confirmed by UFC officials, the Russian import has reportedly withdrawn from the bout with an undisclosed injury. Rumors of a new-found religion are circulating...

Dec 11, 2013 11:07 am

UFC Signs Two New Welterweights for Upcoming Fight Night Cards

The UFC has added two welterweight fighters to their roster, both of whom will be fighting in upcoming UFC Fight Night bouts early next year.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Various sources have confirmed that the UFC has added two welterweight fighters for upcoming appearances at UFC Fight Night bouts. Nate Loughran will be returning...

Dec 11, 2013 8:56 am

Erick Silva To Face Nate Loughran At Fight Night 36

  Erick Silva will get a chance to bounce back from his devastating (and shocking) knockout loss to Dong Hyun Kim in October, as he is now scheduled to meet Nate Loughran at UFC Fight Night 36. Silva arrived to the UFC with great fanfare but has stumbled on his assumed journey to the top, as he seems...


Oct 2, 2013 10:32 am

‘Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim Says His Wrestling Would Shock GSP

  UFC welterweight fighter, Dong Hyun Kim, will be fighting Erick Silva next week in a clash of two rising stars in the 170-lb. division.  According to the Korean fighter best known by his moniker, ‘Stun Gun,’ his superior grappling will not only help him defeat Silva at UFC Fight Night 29, it will even...

Aug 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Jake Shields vs. Demian Maia Set to Headline UFC Fight Night 29 in Sao Paulo

A welterweight tilt between Jake Shields and Demian Maia is set to headline the UFC Fight Night 29 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 9th. BJPENN.com reported the news back in July as the bout was said to take place later this year by UFC Tonight. The location has now been confirmed by MMAFighting.com. Shields...

Aug 8, 2013 11:59 am

Report: Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim Set For October 9

According to multiple reports, a welterweight tilt between Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim is set for October 9. UFC officials have yet to confirm this bout as official. The UFC offices have also not yet confirmed an event for October 9, which is believed to be a ‘Fight Night’ event on FS1. Erick Silva...

Jul 17, 2013 11:08 am

Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim Reportedly In The Works For October Event

The Brazilian media is reporting that a welterweight bout between Brazil’s top prospect, Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim is in the works for what is likely a Fox Sports 1 event in early October. Silva last saw action at UFC on FUEL TV 10 with his ‘Submission of the Night’ victory over Jason High....

Jun 10, 2013 10:14 am

Erick Silva Willing To Take 20 More Fights Before Earning UFC Title Shot

“I think it’s still too soon [for a title shot]. I’m not very worried about the title bout right now, to be honest I’m not at all worried about that. If I could do 20 fights until the belt, I’d do 20 fights until the belt because when I go for the belt I want...

Jun 8, 2013 10:15 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights and Announcements

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Tonight marked the UFC’s return to Brazil for the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event which featured the TUF Brazil 2 Finale along with a main event showcasing a scrap between the coaches of the show, Heavyweights Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Noguiera and Fabricio Werdum. The night was filled with explosive, exciting fights...

Jun 7, 2013 4:43 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Fight Predictions with BJPenn.com’s Jake Chastain

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Here we go again, fight fans! Another huge night of UFC fights goes down Saturday, June 8th in Brazil as Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira takes on Fabricio Werdum in the main-event of this talent-rich UFC on FUEL TV 10 card. Although many of the fighters may be fairly unknown to the mainstream...

Apr 26, 2013 9:56 am

Jason High replaces John Hathaway, faces Erick Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10

UFC officials announced yesterday that welterweight John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has been forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC on FUEL TV 10 bout with Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC). Hathaway took to Twitter to explain the situation and said he’s suffering from ulcerative colitis, a form of colitis, which attacks...

Mar 8, 2013 6:57 am

Jon Fitch signs with World Series of Fighting | MMA News

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (24-5-1) has inked a multi-fight deal with the upstart World Series of Fighting promotion. The news was confirmed by the WSOF after a report surfaced from MMAFIGHTING.com. The American Kickboxing Academy product has been in talks with the promotion for weeks, ironing out contract details. The WSOF expressed...

Mar 7, 2013 3:49 pm

Erick Silva vs. John Hathaway set for UFC on FUEL TV 10 | UFC News

It was announced today that a welterweight match-up between Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has been made official for the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event, which will also serve as the finale for the second season of the “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil”. Erick Silva, who was recently...

Nov 29, 2012 9:59 am

Rory MacDonald Thinks Bout With Brazil’s Erick Silva Inevitable | UFC NEWS

“I’ve watched some of his fights and he’s a very good fighter,” MacDonald told ESPN. “Me and him will be matched up down the road for sure. “It’s inevitable, he’s one of the top guys, he’s young… actually, is he young? I think he’s like 30! He looks younger than me though! “If he’s around...

Nov 27, 2012 9:45 am

Erick Silva Focused On Weighty Issues Following Fitch Defeat | UFC NEWS

“I won’t permit it to happen again. I will be attentive to the weight, I will work it well. I won’t have much on me by the end of the year. In the last fight, I thought that it would be better to get heavier in the final stages of training but afterwards I realized...

Nov 21, 2012 2:59 pm

Silva vs. Hieron Set For UFC 156 | MMA News

  An intriguing match-up between two welterweight strikers has been added to the UFC 156 card. UFC Veteran and recent re-signee, Jay Hieron will face young, rising prospect, Erick Silva. UFC 156 will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event of that card will be featherweight champion,...

Nov 15, 2012 6:53 pm

Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia set for UFC 156 in Las Vegas | UFC News

UFC officials announced today that a key welterweight match-up between Jon Fitch (24-4-1 MMA, 14-2-1 UFC) and Demian Maia (17-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) has been added to the UFC 156 event set for February 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Maia, who is 2-0 since dropping down to welterweight, most recently disposed of Rick Story at...

Oct 15, 2012 11:20 am

What’s Next for the UFC 153 Main Card Fighters? | UFC NEWS

UFC 153 came off extraordinarily well, especially considering the reshuffling the card went through. Anderson Silva and Glover Teixeira dominated, Big Nog showed Dave Herman Jiu-Jitsu does work and Jon Fitch walked away with an extra $70k for his fight of the night effort against rising prospect Erick Silva. Let’s not forget Demian Maia who...

Aug 27, 2012 6:18 am

A Few Fights to Look Forward To

Many of us are saddened that the summer season is about to conclude. The opportunity to take a trip to the beach or lay out in the backyard by the pool and bbq is something we all cherish, but even though fall is fast approaching that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to look...

Jul 31, 2012 1:15 am

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva In The Works For UFC 153 In Rio | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva in the works for UFC 153 in Rio. Ariel Helwani revealed via his official Twitter account that both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout. Fitch is coming off a loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 141 where he was knocked out in the first round. Prior...

Jun 9, 2012 1:28 am

Wineland, Jorgensen, Pyle and Silva Earn $40k OTN Bonuses | UFC News

By Jonathan Kirschner UFC officials announced that four men would be taking home the additional “Of the Night” bonuses at “UFC on FX 3: McCall vs. Johnson”. Eddie Wineland, Scott Jorgensen, Erick Silva and Mike Pyle all earned an additional $40,000 for their respective performances. Fight of the Night: Eddie Wineland vs. Scott Jorgensen Knockout...

May 15, 2012 6:31 am

Erick Silva Would Like Yamasaki To Referee His Next Bout | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Erick SIlva in an interview with TATAME. Silva comments on fighting abroad. “I am sure those things won’t get to me. I’m going there to put on a great show. When we’re focused, it does not change one bit.” Silva comments on his next opponent Charlie Brenneman. “He’s a wrestler who likes...