Silva has long been considered as one of the most talented welterweights in Brazil, however, “The Tiger” hasn’t put together a big run in the UFC yet. If he takes out Magny, however, Silva will have won three in a row, and he could move into the top 15.
Magny, meanwhile, was cruising his way up the ranks, until Demian Maia put an end to the American’s seven fight winning streak on August 1st.
In advance of tonight’s bout, the UFC has posted “The Match-up” vid, which features both fighters weighing in on their opponent. You can watch it below.