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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