Welterweights Erick Silva and Jay Hieron have a date on the Super Bowl weekend card, as UFC officials confirmed news of the bout via Twitter on Wednesday. The two will meet at UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar on February 2.
Silva (14-3) mentioned that he was hopeful for a quick return following a disappointing loss to one-time contender Jon Fitch earlier this year in Brazil.
Hieron (23-6) made his long-awaited return to the UFC, falling to Jake Ellenberger. The bout was the first for Hieron inside the Octagon in seven years.
UFC 156 features a featherweight champion match between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar. The placement of the Silva-Hieron match is unknown at this time.