The World Series of Fighting announced the signing of Thiago Silva Wednesday night to a contract.
The 32-year-old Brazilian is a member of the Blackzilians and carries a 16-3 record with two no-contests in his career.
— WSOF (@MMAWorldSeries) January 15, 2015
Silva was released from the UFC following an incident in 2014 involving his wife and a local jiu-jitsu instructor. After initially being arrested and held without bond, Silva was released and the charges were dropped.
Inside the Octagon, Silva last fought in 2013, defeating Matt Hamill. He was 2-1 with the two no-contests over his last five fights dating back to a 2010 decision loss to Rashad Evans. Both no-contests were originally declared wins for the fighter.
According to a report by MMAFighting.com, Silva, Hamill and Ronny Markes will compose three of the four spots in a tournament to crown a champion in the WSOF. Both fights will take place March 28, with Silva meeting Markes.