UFC veteran Assuerio Silva is set to defend his King of Pancrase title on October 14th against former King of Pancrase Kestutis â€œTigerâ€? Arbocius. The event will be held at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
Silva holds a 13-6 MMA record including a 2-1 record in PRIDE before joining the UFC. He lost his first 2 UFC fights to Brandon Vera and Tim Sylvia and left the UFC temporarily winning fights against Eduardo Maiorino and Igor Pokrajac before returning to the UFC. He lost his final UFC fight on his current contract to Cheick Kongo at UFC 70.
Following the loss Silva moved to Pancrase where he defeated Tatsuya Mizuno for the vacant Heavyweight King of Pancrase title.