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Machida will fight Thiago Silva at UFC 93

Originally scheduled to take place at UFC 89 in October, Lyoto Machida will now have to wait until January to fight Thiago Silva. A back injury forced Silva to pull out of the proposed UFC 89 bout but now it appears that he will be healthy in time as the UFC has re-offered the fight to both light heavyweights according to Tatame.

Machida has always had a tough time finding opponents in the UFC due to the style that he employs when he fights. Always known as a tactical fighter, he leaves many fighters weary that they may be outpointed in a less than stellar showing.

Both Silva and Machida own perfect records at 13-0, so obviously one fighter is going to leave with their first loss while the other will move one step closer to a title shot depending on how impressive that win is.

Machida vs. Silva will now join BJ Penn vs. Georges St-Pierre II which will be a re-match of their UFC 58 fight in which Georges St-Pierre narrowly outpointed Penn.