KSW officials confirmed the heavyweight fight to MMA Fighting following Silva announcing that he signed to the promotion on Sunday via Instagram.
Silva (20-7-0, 2 NC) has collected a record of 4-4 since his UFC release in 2014. Most recently he competed under the ACB banner, compiling a record of 2-2 with the promotion. In his last outing at ACB 82 in March, Silva lost a split decision to Mikhail Kolobegov in Sao Paulo.
The Brazilian’s last outing at heavyweight came at Akhmat Fight Show 18 in Oct. 2016. He claimed a unanimous decision win over Stav Economou.
The Ultimate Fighter 11 contestant McSweeney (15-16-0) is on a three-fight losing streak. In his last fight, he dropped a split decision to Fernando Rodrigues Jr. in their clash at Superior Challenge 17 in May. McSweeney suffered a defeat in his last outing under the KSW banner to heavyweight contender, Karol Bedorf, at KSW 34.