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Get ready for a first-rounder.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing some serious firepower to its UFC on FUEL TV 6 fight card, adding light heavyweight sluggers Thiago Silva vs. Stanislav Nedkov for the CotaiArena at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in the People’s Republic of China, on Nov. 10, 2012.
Sherdog tweeted news of the pending match-up over the weekend.
Silva (14-3) returned from his drug suspension earlier this year against Alexander Gustafsson, where he was flat-out worked across three rounds en route to a unanimous decision loss at UFC on FUEL TV 2. It was his second defeat in three fights, in addition to his no contest against Brandon Vera after melting his test cup with toxic pee-pee.
A loss in China could be his last inside the Octagon.
Nedkov (12-0) is fresh off a first round technical knockout of Luiz Cane at UFC 134 in his promotional debut, picking up right where he left off on the overseas circuit. Like Silva, the Bulgarian bruiser is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but has also shown solid power, finishing half of his opponents via strikes.
The only drawback? He's been riding the pine for a year due to Visa issues and other unforeseen mishaps.
UFC on FUEL TV 6 is expected to be headlined by a middleweight match-up pitting former division kingpin Rich Franklin against ex-Strikeforce 185-pound champion Cung Le. Tom DeBlass vs. Riki Fukuda are also expected to sling leather in the 185-pound division.
News, notes and other items of interest for UFC on FUEL TV 6 can be discovered here.