UFC officials announced the new bout on Wednesday.
After a blistering start to his UFC career, Erick Silva finally ran into a road bump in the form of Jon Fitch during his last fight at UFC 153. Now the young Brazilian looks to erase the memory of that fight as he gets back in the cage in 2013.
Facing Silva in Las Vegas will be Jay Hieron, who also looks to get back on track after losing to Jake Ellenberger in his return to the Octagon in October.
Hieron battled his way back to the UFC after years away from the promotion, and now hopes to add another loss to Erick Silva’s record when they meet in February.
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