Matt Hamill vs. Thiago Silva Expected to Square Off at UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil

HamillJardine047TUF11Matt Hamill and Thiago Silva will square off in a light heavyweight bout on Oct. 9 in Brazil.

Official content partner Knockout Radio broke the news on Wednesday’s show on

The event is expected to be dubbed UFC Fight Night 29 and air on the new Fox Sports 1 network.

Hamill (10-4), a contestant on the third season of The Ultimate Fighter, had called it quits in late 2011 after losing back-to-back bouts to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Alexander Gustafsson.

He returned after a year out of the Octagon to defeat Roger Hollett at UFC 152 last September.

Silva (15-3, 2 NC) has travelled a rocky road during his UFC tenure, twice having victories turned to no contest results due to drug testing entanglements.

He had a victory over Brandon Vera overturned when he provide a fake urine sample, and then had a Submission of the Night win against Stanislav Nedkov changed to a no contest after he tested positive for marijuana metabolites.

Silva was suspended for six months following the Nedkov bout, but has since returned and scored a first-round knockout over Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante at UFC on Fuel TV 10 in June.

UFC Fight Night 29 is also rumored to host a welterweight fight between Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim.

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