Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Erick Silva will look to get his career back on track on Super Bowl weekend.
According to the UFC Brazil Twitter account, Silva will meet Jay Hieron at UFC 156 on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas.
Silva (14-3, 1 NC) most recently dropped a unanimous decision to Jon Fitch at UFC 153 last month.
Hieron (23-6) also lost via unanimous decision to Jake Ellenberger at UFC on FX 5 last month. The fight marked Hieron's first in the UFC in seven years.
No word on whether the welterweight fight will air on the pay-per-view main card or the prelims just yet.
UFC 156, headlined by Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title, will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Update: according to Hieron, the fight will take place on the main card.
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