Antonio Silva will battle former UFC Heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez on the under card of Elite XC: Street Certified. The fight will serve as a lead in to the highly anticipated main event featuring Kimbo Slice taking on MMA Legend Tank Abbott, according to ProElite.com.
Antonio Silva is a rising star in the heavyweight division and is widely considered among the divisions best prospects. Rodriguez, who has battled addiction problems in the past will certainly represents Silva’s most widely recognized opponent to date.
The event is scheduled for Feb 16 and will take place at the Bank United Center in Miami.