A middleweight battle between UFC legend Anderson Silva (33-8) and 8th ranked middleweight Derek Brunson (16-4) has been added to the promotions upcoming UFC 208 PPV in Brooklyn per UFC President Dana White.
This more than welcome announcement came out of nowhere for a card that was thought to be all but finalized considering it was under a month away and already had 14 fights scheduled to take place.
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 13, 2017
For Silva, the longest reigning champ in UFC middleweight history, it will be another chance to collect his first win in the division since he TKO’d Chael Sonnen all the way back in the summer of 2012. For Brunson, the heavy-hitter out of Wilmington, North Carolina, it will be a chance to get back into the win column after his 5-fight win streak was stopped by Robert Whittaker in a back and forth slug fest that lasted all of four minutes and seven seconds. Oh ya, he’ll also be able to say he beat a man that many continue to call the greatest of all-time.
UFC 208 will mark the first visit to Brooklyn for the promotion and the 3rd to the state of New York since the sport was legalized there last year.
Here’s your updated card for UFC 208 ‘Holm vs. De Randamie’ as it stands tonight:
Inaugural Women’s Featherweight Title Bout
Holly Holm (10-2) vs. Germaine de Randamie (6-3)
Anderson Silva (33-8) vs. Derek Brunson (16-4)
Derrick Lewis (17-4) vs. Travis Browne (18-5-1)
Ronaldo Souza (23-4) vs. Tim Boetsch (20-10)
Light Heavyweight Bout
Glover Teixeira (25-5) vs. Jared Cannonier (9-1)
Dustin Poirier (20-5) vs. Jim Miller (28-8)
Ryan LaFlare (12-1) vs. Roan Carneiro (21-10)
Paul Felder (12-3) vs. Gilbert Burns (12-2)
Nik Lentz (27-7-2) vs. Islam Makhachev (13-1)
Ian McCall (13-5-1) vs. Neil Seery (16-12)
George Sullivan (17-5) vs. Randy Brown (9-1)
Marcin Tybura (14-2) vs. Luis Henrique (10-2)
Wilson Reis (21-6) vs. Ulka Sasaki (19-3-2)
Phillipe Nover (11-7-1) vs. Rick Glenn (18-4-1