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UFC on FUEL TV 10: Erick Silva vs John Hathaway confirmed for June 8 in Brazil

Two welterweights with considerable potential, Erick Silva and John Hathaway, are set to face off at UFC on Fuel TV 10, which will take place at Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Brazil, on June 8, 2013.

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In addition to the 170-pound news we recently delivered right here, another mixed martial arts (MMA) Welterweight bout has been added to UFC on Fuel TV 10, which doubles as The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil 2" Finale at Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Brazil, on June 8, 2013.

Erick Silva, a hot prospect training out of X-Gym in Brazil, will take on London Shootfighters' John Hathaway, according to

Silva, who is currently even (2-2) inside the Octagon, burst onto the scene with a 40-second technical knockout of Luis Ramos at UFC 134 back in Aug. 2011. Shortly therafter, he took on Carlo Prater at UFC 142, dropping "Neo" quickly, but losing by a bizarre disqualification after referee Mario Yamasaki saw some punches to the back of the head.

Since the controversial loss, Silva has gone 1-1, first taking out Charlie Brenneman by first round submission, but then losing to Jon Fitch in a "Fight of the Night" affair at UFC 153 in Oct. 2012.

Meanwhile, at a relatively young 25 years old, Hathaway already has 18 professional fights to his name, only one of which he's come up short. He debuted in the UFC in 2009, and since then he's gone 7-1, including his current three-fight win streak.

"The Hitman" has demonstrated throughout his career that he is a very well-rounded fighter. He possesses respectable stand up and a solid ground game, which in addition to his strong cardio, makes him a tough challenge for any opponent.

UFC on FUEL TV 10 is expected to feature a Heavyweight main event -- and rematch -- between Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera and Fabricio Werdum, the two Brazilians who are serving as TUF: "Brazil 2" coaches this season. In addition, the TUF: "Brazil 2" final fight is expected to grace the televised main card, among others.

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