UFC 130: Thiago Silva vs 'Rampage' Jackson booked for May 28 in Las Vegas


When Thiago Silva was slapping Brandon Vera around, did it make you want to go on a "Rampage?"

Well, you may be happy to hear that Silva, after that dominating win over "The Truth" at UFC 125, is now slated to try his luck against Quinton Jackson at UFC 130 on Memorial Day Weekend, according to Heavy.com.

The hard hitting Brazilian went an entire year without competing after a unanimous decision loss to Rashad Evans all the way back in January of 2010. A bad back forced the ferocious ass-kicker to bide his time and wait for his turn to get back in the cage to do what he does best.

When that time finally came, he made the most of it by utterly embarrassing the previously mentioned Vera. Not only did he send him to the hospital with a horribly disfigured nose, he also sent him to a third consecutive loss.

You know what that means.

Well, in case you don't, it meant the unemployment line for Mr. Vera and a big step up in competition for Silva. The question is -- is he ready for it?

Quinton Jackson will have to put his little beef with James Toney to the side for now, because Thiago Silva is not an opponent he can take lightly.

And as close as his last fight was, a controversial win over Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC 123, the heavy handed Tennessean will likely come into this fight hungry and eager to put his name back in the title hunt.

Would a win over Silva, complete with fireworks, do just that?

UFC 130 is likely to be the promotion's annual Memorial Day Weekend event but is currently unofficial at this time. Rumored fights for the card are Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard for the lightweight title, Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson in a heavyweight showdown and Stefan Struve vs Travis Browne.

As always, keep it locked right here to MMAMania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.

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