Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva is the UFC Fight Night 40 main event

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Matt Brown will meet Erick Silva in what should be an action-packed main event in Cincinnati.

UFC Fight Night 40 has its main event, and it features the return of Matt Brown. The Ohio native is going to take part in a five-round headliner against Brazil's Erick Silva on May 10th at the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati, per Damon Martin of Fox Sports.

Brown (18-11) has been on a torrid stretch over the past 2 years, winning 6 straight, with 5 of them coming by KO or TKO. His last win was a 30 second stoppage of Mike Pyle in August, which set him up for a big showdown with Carlos Condit in December. Unfortunately for Brown, he injured his back and was sidelined as a result.

Silva (16-4, 1 NC) made short work of Takenori Sato last month in Brazil, needing only 52 seconds to force the TKO. All 4 of his UFC victories have ended in the 1st round, but he's yet to win consecutive bouts in the UFC. His last loss was a shocking knockout to Dong Hyun Kim in October, which stands as the only stoppage loss of his career.

While Brown's desire for a top 10 opponent has not been fulfilled with this matchmaking, there's no reason to believe this will be anything but a thriller. They're both highly active, offensive-minded guys with powerful striking and a penchant for the finish. It's a five-round scheduled fight, but I doubt it goes that far.

Also on the card is Costa Philippou vs. Lorenz Larkin, Daron Cruickshank and Erik Koch, plus Eddie Wineland versus Johnny Eduardo. The main card will be televised live on Fox Sports 1.

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