Silva fights outside of Brazil for the first time
On the horn:
"I'm very confident for this fight," Erick Silva said. "Because I'm stronger than my last fight."
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Erick Silva (13-2) is scheduled to face Charlie Brenneman (15-3) on UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall in the co-main event. Silva's two-loss record is impressive, with his first loss back in 2006 by decision. His second loss came in his last bout versus Carlo Prater which ended with a questionable disqualification for Silva, where the referee believed he saw Silva striking the back of Prater's head. The UFC still awarded Silva the win bonus for the fight. Brenneman has gone 4-2 since he joined the UFC in 2006, but unfortunately hasn't claimed a victory by stoppage in the promotion. He defeated Rick Story and was the final UFC fight for Amilcar Alves and Daniel Roberts before they were released from the promotion. Despite Silva's recent disqualification loss, he has a lot of forward momentum going into this fight, as he hasn't been truly defeated since 2006. On the other hand, Brenneman has previously gained momentum and lost it against top competition such as Johny Hendricks and Anthony Johnson. Brenneman most likely needs this win more than Silva, though Silva will certainly need it as well to advance up the welterweight ladder.