Dana White Confirms Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Will Face Thiago Silva Next

UFC President, Dana White has revealed former light heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will take on fellow Brazilian, Thiago Silva next inside the octagon, a fight that will most likely go down at UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21st, 2012.

A fan asked White who “Shogun” would be fighting next, Dana replied:

“Thiago Silva”

Rua is coming off a war with fellow PRIDE vet, Dan Henderson last November, losing via unanimous decision. He was expected to face Quinton “Rampage” Jackson next but a double knee surgery took “Rampage” out of that fight.

Silva was suspended for a year after failing a drugs test following his UFC 125 win over Brandon Vera. The fight was later ruled a no contest. He just returned earlier this month and was defeated by Alexander Gustafsson via unanimous decision.

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