Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio Silva has signed a take care of Brazil-based promotion Taura MMA

In accordance with a press launch Monday, Silva (19-12-1 MMA) will make his promotional debut at Taura MMA 11 on Oct. 30 in Kissimmee, Fla. towards Brett Martin. Information of the combat was first reported by Combate.

Martin, 26, received back-to-back fights in LFA’s heavyweight championship event in 2019. Nevertheless, each of his victories within the four-man bracket ended through disqualification. Martin was title-ineligible as a result of he missed weight earlier than the second combat. Six of Martin’s 9 wins have come inside the space.

Silva received’t be the one UFC veteran competing at Taura MMA 11. Ex-UFC fighters Rousimar Palhares, Guto Inocente, and William Macario are additionally slated for the occasion.

Silva’s most up-to-date fight sports activities ventures befell exterior of MMA’s boundaries. The heavyweight veteran competed towards Gabriel Gonzaga in bare-knuckle boxing final October, shedding through TKO. Previous to that, Silva fought in kickboxing beneath the Glory banner the place he suffered a second-round knockout to Rico Verhoeven in late 2017.

In MMA, Silva is at present on a five-fight shedding skid, most lately competing in the summertime of 2017. He’s 1-Eight in his 9 most up-to-date MMA fights. All of his losses in that stretch have come through knockout or TKO.

The Brazilian holds notable wins over Alistair Overeem, Travis Browne, Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, and Ricco Rodriguez. Silva challenged for the UFC title gold again in 2013, shedding to then-UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez through TKO. Silva was launched from the UFC in 2016.