UFC’s next card in Brazil has a new pair of matchups.
UFC Fight Night 36 will feature the return of Erick Silva against Nate Loughran in Jaragua do Sul on Feb. 15. Sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com, following a report from Combate.
Silva (14-4, 1 no-contest), who has fought five of his six UFC bouts in his native country, looks to get back in the win column after suffering a second-round knockout loss to Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 29.
Loughran (11-1) returns to the UFC after back-to-back wins since he left the promotion. Loughran went 1-1 inside the Octagon back in 2008 with his loss being a TKO due to injury against Tim Credeur. He picked up a decision win after four years away from MMA in March 2012
The other bout officially announced for the card is Rodrigo Damm vs. Ivan Jorge in a lightweight fight.