Rick Story vs. Erick Silva set to headline UFC Fight Night 70

A key welterweight bout featuring Rick Story taking on Erick Silva will headline June’s UFC Fight Night 70 event in Brazil.

Combate was first to announce the fight, though UFC officials have yet to make a formal announcement.

Rick “The Horror” Story (18-8 MMA) will be looking to extend his current win streak to three in a row when he faces off with Silva this summer. Story was last seen in action this past October, where he scored a split-decision victory over the previously undefeated Gunnar Nelson.

Meanwhile, Erick Silva (18-5 MMA) has also won back-to-back fights, his most recent effort being a first-round submission victory over Josh Koscheck. The win served as Silva’s second first-round submission finish in as many fights, as he had previously defeated Mike Rhodes via arm-triangle choke at December’s UFC Fight Night 58 event.

UFC Fight Night 70, which also features the “TUF: Brazil 4″ lightweight and bantamweight tournament finals, takes place June 27 live from Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo.

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