On Wednesday night, a light heavyweight shootout between Thiago Silva (pictured) and Ovince St. Preux was announced for the UFC’s return to Georgia.
The January 15 event takes place inside Gwinnett Center in Duluth.
Silva will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the scrap. The Brazilian was seen last month taking a unanimous decision victory over Matt Hamill.
St. Preux has won 11 of his last 12 bouts, including three straight. He knocked out Cody Donovan this past August.
The 205-pound affair will likely appear on the main card, but it will depend upon who the rest of the roster rounds out.
Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the main card live. Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Constantinos Philipppou headline the gig.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Thiago Silva vs. Ovince St. Preux
T.J. Dillahaw vs. Mike Easton
Cole Miller vs. Sam Sicilia
Luke Rockhold vs. Constantinos Philipppou