Erick Silva will once again fight in his home country of Brazil this Wednesday, this time he faces Kim Dong-Hyun in a Welterweight affair. Silva will look to avenge his training partner Paulo Thiago, whom Hyun decisioned in November of 2012.
Silva is coming off a super-slick reverse triangle armbar submission win at UFC on Fuel: Nogueira vs. Werdum, taking just over a minute to wrap up the tap from Jason High.
Since suffering a muscle spasm against Demian Maia at UFC 148, Kim has beaten Thiago and Sayir Bahadurzada and faces a very stern test in Silva. ‘Indio’ is clearly evolving as a fighter; he has very crisp striking and his grappling is absolutely clinical.
Having only suffered one real loss in the UFC (mauled by Jon Fitch at 153), Silva stands a great chance at being a very bright star in the organization. He also faces a very tough fight against a fighter who has only lost twice in twenty one outings.
Hyun holds wins over Matt Brown, TJ Grant, Nate Diaz and Sean Pierson while in the UFC; showing that he is not to be taken lightly.
I hope that Silva has put the work in as I’m becoming quite a fan of his. Check out Indio’s preparation in this cool preview courtesy of UFC.com, and stay tuned to Lowkick!