The fight will be part of UFC 208, which will go down on February 11th in Brooklyn, New York.
Silva (33-8) will be looking to end a two fight losing streak, as the star has been decisioned by Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier in his last two bouts.
Brunson (16-4), on the other hand, is coming off a first round, stoppage loss to fellow contender Robert Whittaker. That defeat snapped Brunson’s five fight winning streak.
So, that’s a very compelling addition to UFC 208, especially when you consider that Silva is now 41 year’s old, and has gone 0-4, with 1 no contest, in his last 5 bouts.