Thiago Silva vs. Ovince St. Preux Rebooked for UFC 171 in Dallas

December 7, 2013
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Thiago Silva at UFC 108A light heavyweight bout between Thiago Silva and Ovince St. Preux has been rebooked for UFC 171 on March 15 in Dallas.

UFC officials announced the rebooking on Saturday, along with a new middleweight bout between Bubba McDaniel (21-7) and Tor Troeng (16-5-1).

Silva and St. Preux had originally been slated for the UFC Fight Night 35 co-main event on Jan. 15 in Atlanta, but less than 24 hours after announcing the bout, the promotion said Silva was out of the fight. They gave no explanation for Silva’s withdrawal.

Now the fight is back on as part of the supporting cast for the UFC 171 headlining bout between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira.

After a rough 2012 that saw Silva (16-3, 2 NC) lose to Alexander Gustafsson and have a submission win over Stanislov Nedkov overturned after testing positive for marijuana, Silva has put together back-to-back wins.

He knocked out Rafael Cavalcante in June and soundly defeated Matt Hamill in his last outing on Oct. 9.

St. Pruex (11-5) is riding a three-fight winning streak, knocking out Cody Donovan in his last fight on Aug. 17. The 30-year-old has only lost once since 2010 and has an 11-1 record in his last twelve outings.

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  • lksjdf

    This is quite possibly the worse ufc card in the last 15 years.

    • shakejunt

      very reasonable thing to say with only 4 fights announced.

      -_- clownshoe

  • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

    Thiago Silva better come in shape and hopefully injury free for this fight because Ovine is a beast. I’d like to see Thiago Silva fight Ryan Bader if possible.

    • shakejunt

      if we see that tired out of shape silva again, osp will work him. i’m thinkin bader vs shogun.

      • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

        Oh most certainly. Ovince seems to be in some good shape to so I can see him getting the win TKO. No offense to him but I’d like to see Silva back to the monster he was. Bader vs Shogun I can see happening. Wouldn’t mind it at all. Neither guy is really in the title picture though IMO. I think they both have a long way back before being in contention again.

  • eozuna

    thiago silva vs bader!

  • Al-Qawi Muhaymin

    THIAGO SILVA THE REAL DEAL !