Thiago Silva bond hearing set for next week

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

Thiago Silva is hoping for some good news next week.

The former UFC light heavyweight fighter has a bond hearing set for March 7 in South Florida, his manager Glenn Robinson informed MMAFighting.com. He is currently being held at Broward County Main Jail after his arrest on Feb. 6.

Silva faced a judge last Friday at a bond hearing after initially being held without bond, because the court feared extradition problems if he fled, but his case was not heard because the judge decided to transfer his case to domestic violence court. Silva appeared in court in front of dozens friends and teammates who were ready to testify on his behalf. They never got their chance but are willing to do so at next week's bond hearing, if necessary.

Silva, 31, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon, one count of resisting an officer without violence, as well as one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon stemming from a prior incident. He was arrested earlier this month following an alleged incident involving his ex-wife Thaysa Kamiji at the Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and a subsequent standoff with police at his home.

Just hours after his arrest, the UFC terminated Silva's contract. He was scheduled to fight at UFC 171 next month against Ovince St. Preux.

Robinson said Silva's trial date has not been set yet. At this point, he is just hoping to be released on bail next week.

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