UFC 134 Report: Erick Silva Vs. Mike Swick Scheduled

Another bout has been added to the UFC 134: Rio card. However, it's not the sort of fight featuring marquee talent or a hotly-contested rivalry. Instead, it features a promising Brazilian prospect against a sure-fire challenge. Sherdog has the news:

Brazilian welterweight prospect Erick Silva has signed with the UFC and will make his promotional debut against Mike Swick at UFC 134.

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The reigning Jungle Fight welterweight champion, Silva has stayed unbeaten as a professional in his six-year career, notching a 11-0 record with one no contest. The X-Gym representative captured the welterweight strap in October by submitting Francisco Ayon in the championship tournament final with an arm-triangle choke at Jungle Fight 23.

A product of the vaunted American Kickboxing Academy, Swick is a first-season veteran of "The Ultimate Fighter." Swick joined the UFC in 2005 as a middleweight and made the cut to 170 pounds in 2008. Since dropping to welterweight, "Quick" has posted a 4-2 record inside the Octagon, though he currently rides a two-fight skid.

As Sherdog Jordan Breen noted on Twitter, this is an exciting test of a talented prospect in addition to being a measuring stick for Swick coming off of injuries and consecutive losses.

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