A Light Heavyweight bout pitting a man back on the right track ,Thiago Silva (16-3) vs. an athletic prospect on the rise, Ovince ST. Preux (14-5) has been added to the UFC Fight Night 35 card.
Silva has won back to back fights over Rafael Cavalcante and Matt Hamill. Silva in 2009 fought Lyoto Machida in a number one contenders bout. Since that time Silva is 3-2-0, 2 NC. Silva has 12 of 14 stoppages by (T)KO.
OSP has won 11 of his last 12 fights, with the lone loss coming by unanimous decision to Gegard Mousasi. Since the loss to Mousasi, St. Preux has defeated TJ Cook (KO), Gian Villante (MD), and Cody Donovan (KO). OSP has 10 stoppage wins with 7 by (T)KO and 9 in the 1st round.
UFC Fight Night 35 takes place on January 15 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia; headlined by Luke Rockhold vs. Constantinos Philippou.