Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight heartthrob Erick Silva will try to make it three straight wins for the first time under the ZUFFA banner when he collides with veteran 170-pound bruiser Rick Story, according to Combate, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 70.
The FOX Sports 1-televised fight card, expected to take place on June 27, 2015 inside Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil, also serves as the live finale for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil 4."
Silva (18-5, 1 NC) is fresh off a first-round submission win over the rapidly-deteriorating Josh Koscheck. It was his second first-round victory in as many tries, having previously choked out Mike Rhodes last December in Brazil.
Story (18-8), meanwhile, is also enjoying consecutive wins, starting with his submission victory over Leonardo Mafra Texeira. "The Horror" followed that up by spoiling the 170-pound rise of grappling phenom Gunnar Nelson.
Silva vs. Story should be a fun fight.
In addition to the five-round headliner, UFC Fight Night 70 is also expected to feature a welterweight showdown pitting Lorenz Larkin opposite Santiago Ponzinibbio, as well as the TUF finales in the bantamweight and lightweight divisions.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for additional fight announcements in the coming weeks.