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Erick Silva to fight Jay Hieron at UFC 156

ESPN staff
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Erick Silva has been handed his next opponent according to the UFC Brazil Twitter account, with Jay Hieron to meet the welterweight at UFC 156.

Silva is coming off a loss to Jon Fitch, which saw him almost finish the American before gassing badly in the third.

Hieron is also responding to a loss, after he was beaten by Jake Ellenberger, and his experience will be a good test for Silva.

Hieron claims the fight will take place on the main card of UFC 156, which is headlined by Jose Aldo v Frankie Edgar. Silva will enter as favourite.

UFC 156 is scheduled for February 2 in Las Vegas.

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