Thiago Silva (pictured) vs. Ovince St. Preux Fight Announcement: Take Two. One month after the UFC reported the light heavyweights would meet at UFC Fight Night 35, only to nix the bout 24 hours later because Silva couldn’t make the appointment for some undisclosed reason, the two will now collide at UFC 171.
The March 15 event takes place inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. A light heavyweight title tile between champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.
Silva will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the scrap. The Brazilian was last seen in October 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.
A middleweight bout between Bubba McDaniel and Tor Troeng was also confirmed for the event.
Her is the show’s current lineup:
Bubba McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng
Thiago Silva vs. Ovince St. Preux
Glover Teixeira vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)