THE UFC® RETURNS TO CINCINNATI ON SATURDAY, MAY 10 WITH WELTERWEIGHT CLASH AS OHIO’S MATT BROWN TAKES ON ERICK SILVA
COSTAS PHILIPPOU vs. LORENZ LARKIN
ERIK KOCH vs. DARON CRUICKSHANK
WILLIAM ‘PATOLINO’ MACARIO vs. NEIL MAGNY
SOA PALELEI vs. RUAN POTTS
CHRIS CARIASO vs. LOUIS SMOLKA
ED HERMAN vs. RAFAEL NATAL
KYOJI HORIGUCHI vs. DARRELL MONTAGUE
YAN CABRAL vs. ALEXANDER YAKOVLEV
EDDIE WINELAND vs. JOHNNY EDUARDO
NIK LENTZ vs. MANVEL GAMBURYAN
JUSTIN SALAS vs. BEN WALL
ANTHONY LAPSLEY vs. ALBERT TUMENOV
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Las Vegas, Nevada – For the first time since UFC 77 in 2007, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing the Octagon® back to Cincinnati on Saturday, May 10 at U.S. Bank Arena. In the evening’s main event, Ohio’s own Matt Brown takes on Erick Silva in a five-round main event bout featuring two of the UFC’s most exciting welterweights.
Having won six consecutive bouts inside the Octagon, the seventh-ranked Matt “The Immortal” Brown (20-11, fighting out of Columbus, Ohio) is in the best form of his career and more focused than ever on making a run at the UFC welterweight title. At 33, the Xenia, Ohio native has defeated some of the division’s most dangerous athletes, including Mike Pyle and Mike Swick on his way towards a main event encounter with Silva.
A Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace who has trained alongside Anderson Silva and Jacare Souza, Erick Silva (16-4, 1NC, fighting out of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil) has seen his share of highlight reel performances in the UFC. After defeating Charlie Brenneman, Jason High, and most recently Takenori Sato in a bout that earned him a “Performance of the Night” award, the 29-year-old Silva is looking to make his presence known in the welterweight division. With both fighters having a reputation for finishing fights, fans can expect an explosive showdown when these two take center stage.
In addition, former Golden Gloves boxer and current No. 10 ranked contender Costas Philippou (12-4, 1NC, fighting out of Long Island, N.Y.) returns to action against the flashy Lorenz Larkin (14-2, 1NC, fighting out of Riverside, Calif.) in a clash of middleweight strikers.
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