Welterweights Leon Edwards and Claudio Silva will square off in Brazil this November at UFC Fight Night 56.
Officials added the contest to the lineup recently. It takes place November 8 from Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil and features Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa in the main event.
Silva (10-1) earned a win in his Octagon debut when he topped Brad Scott earlier this year, securing his 10th consecutive victory since dropping his 2007 pro debut. Edwards (8-1) has won six in a row and owns six stoppage victories to his credit.
Check out the current lineup below:
Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa
Light Heavyweight: Ovince St. Preux vs. Rafael Cavalcante
Flyweight: John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Welterweight: Dhiego Lima vs. Pawel Pawlak
Welterweight: Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Middleweight: Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Female Strawweight: Juliana Lima vs. Nina Ansaroff
Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Claudio Silva