MMAWeekly.com has learned that the UFC has contacted Assuerio Silva to fight Tim Sylvia at UFC 54.
It looks as though the two sides have agreed in principle to face one another in Las Vegas on August 20th.
Sylvia says he will begin his training camp soon and he will be on the radio show Friday to soundoff about a few issues.
For Silva, it will mark the first time he has fought in the Octagon. He has an overall record of 10-3. Size could be the issue in this fight as Silva stands just 6’0 and weighs around 235.
For Sylvia, he stands 6’8 and weighs 260, so Tim Sylvia will definitely have the size advantage at UFC 54.