UFC adds two new featherweight fighters, Mark Eddiva and Douglas D'Silva
The UFC has added a couple of new faces to it's featherweight division, one as an injury replacement and the other as part of their regional expansion into South East Asia.
Who wants to see new UFC talent!? YOU DO! Or at least you'd better, because that's what you're getting. Bloody Elbow has confirmed with sources close to the fighter that the UFC has signed Philippino Featherweight Mark Eddiva, who will be making his debut on the TUF China Finale against a yet to be named opponent. While Eddiva may not be the first fighter in the UFC to claim the Philippines as his home, he is the first Filipino born fighter in UFC history.On the other side of the spectrum, Douglas Silva de Andrade (also known as Douglas D'Silva) is a picture of MMA activity and striking acumen. Training out of the unheralded Team NFT in Brazil, D'Silva has amassed a 22-0 record fighting on the Brazilian regional circuit. Recently he made his way to the Jungle Fight ranks, and unsurprisingly it's lead the 28 year old straight to Zuffa. Combate reports that D'Silva will be making his way to the UFC on the back of an injury to Thiago Tavares. This leaves D'Silva to face a young Russian prospect in Zubair Tuhugov on February 15 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.
Undefeated Douglas Silva replaces injured Thiago Tavares at UFC Fight Night 36