The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Wednesday that undefeated light heavyweight standout Lyoto Machida will face another unbeaten competitor on Oct. 18 in Birmingham, England as he faces fellow Brazilian Thiago Silva.
Since coming to the UFC last year, Machida has kept his flawless record intact, while defeating fighters such as Tito Ortiz and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou along the way.
Training with UFC champions Anderson Silva and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the Brazilian has become a feared prospect at 205 pounds with his elusive style and pinpoint accuracy when striking.
His opponent, Thiago Silva, has gained a similar reputation since coming to the UFC, but his style has been seen as anything but passive.
Silva, who has moved his camp to the United States with the American Top Team, is 4-0 inside the Octagon, most recently stopping Antonio Mendes in the first round of their match-up in May.
Machida vs. Silva will be a featured bout on the UFC 89 card, which is filling up quickly. The promotion just announced three more fights for the card on Tuesday, featuring a main event between England’s own Michael Bisping against Chris Leben, and a proposed welterweight match-up between Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez.