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Report: Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim in the works for October UFC event

A welterweight contest between Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim is reportedly being targeted for a UFC event in Oct. 2013.

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

A match up between two of the world's rising welterweight prospects will take place at an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event this October when Brazil's Erick Silva meets South Korea's Dong Hyun Kim.

The specific date or location for the 170-pound affair is unknown at this time; however, it will likely either take place at UFC 166 on Oct. 19 or an unannounced FOX Sports 1 fight card that is rumored for Oct. 26 in Brazil.

Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported news of the match up earlier this week. UFC officials have yet to formally announce the contest.

Silva (15-3, 1 NC) is coming off an extremely impressive 71-second submission of Jason High for the "Submission of the Night" at UFC on FUEL TV 10 last June.

Whether he won or lost, the 29-year-old has been awarded a post-fight bonus in his past three bouts and is quickly becoming known as one of the most consistently exciting fighters on the roster due to his knockout power and slick submission skills.

Despite having a lackluster 3-2 record in the UFC on paper, "Indio" has proven with each performance that he is a force to be reckoned with in the welterweight division.

Kim (17-2-1, 1 NC) brings something vastly different to the table when compared to Silva as his style of fighting is more based around dragging opponents into deep waters and outscoring them en route to a decision victory.

"Stun Gun" is 8-2 with one "No Contest" since joining the UFC roster in 2008 and all but one of his wins are by decision.

While he holds wins over the likes of Matt Brown, T.J. Grant, Nate Diaz and Paulo Thiago, the 31-year-old is still looking for that signature win in a memorable fight and Silva may very well just be the man to push him there. will have more on this potential match up as news becomes available.

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