The promotion has yet to announce the event’s headliner. The UFC APEX is expected to host the event.
Silva (22-8), a former M-1 middleweight champion, gets his chance to snap a two-fight skid when he enters the cage for the third time in 2022. The Brazilian slugger won his first three UFC bouts by knockout before losing to 185-pound contender Alex Pereira and Gerald Meerschaert.
Duraev (15-4) held the ACB middleweight title before joining the UFC through Dana White’s Contender Series in 2021. “Machete” won a decision over Roman Kopylov in his first UFC appearance but came up short this past June against Joaquin Buckley, ending his 10-fight winning streak.
Damon Martin contributed to this report.