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Erick Silva returns at UFC Fight Night 58 against Mike Rhodes

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Out of action since May, Erick Silva will be back to the Octagon in December. The UFC announced on Tuesday that the Brazilian welterweight will take on Mike Rhodes at UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Brazil, on Dec. 20.

Silva (16-5, 1 no-contest) continues his quest for consistency in the UFC after suffering a TKO loss in an epic brawl with Matt Brown in May. The former Jungle Fight champion went 4-3 in his previous seven bouts inside the Octagon, winning all of his UFC fights inside the first round.

Rhodes (6-3), a former RFA welterweight champion, has yet to win a bout in the UFC. The Roufusport MMA Academy fighter, who signed with the promotion after winning six of seven fights, suffered back-to-back losses to George Sullivan and Robert Whittaker in the UFC.

Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway headlines the fight card at Barueri’s Jose Correa Gymnasium on Dec. 20. In the co-main event, former champion Renan Barao meets Mitch Gagnon.

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