A welterweight bout between Erick Silva and Jay Hieron has been added to the UFC’s stacked Super Bowl card. It is unclear where the bout will take place on the February 2 card. UFC officials announced the matchup Wednesday.
Both fighters are coming off losses in their previous bouts in the Octagon. Silva dropped a unanimous decision loss to Jon Fitch in UFC 153’s “Fight of the Night.” Hieron will be in search of his first UFC victory in his fourth attempt after losing to Jake Ellenberger at UFC on FX 5.
UFC 156 will take place February 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be headlined by a UFC featherweight championship tilt between the champ, Jose Aldo, and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
UFC 156 Fight Card
- UFC Featherweight Championship Fight: Jose Aldo (c) vs. Frankie Edgar
- Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
- Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
- Erick Silva vs. Jay Hieron
- Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira