Fresh off a dominating win over Brandon Vera at UFC 125, light heavyweight Thiago Silva next will fight former champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in a UFC 130 bout expected to have a major impact on the title picture.
Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com verbal agreements are in place for the fight.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (31-8)
Win Lyoto Machida - Decision (Split) UFC 123
Loss Rashad Evans - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 114
Win Keith Jardine - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 96
Thiago Silva (15-2)
Win Brandon Vera - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 125
Loss Rashad Evans - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 108
Win Keith Jardine - TKO (Punches) UFC 102
May 28th, live on Pay-per-view from Las Vegas, Nevada:
- Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard
- Rampage Jackson vs. Thiago Silva
- Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
- Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
- Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne