UFC 208 gets middleweight contest between Anderson Silva and Derek Brunson

A middleweight bout between longtime champion Anderson Silva and Derek Brunson has been added to the main card of UFC 208.

UFC president Dana White announced the bout on twitter.

UFC 208 will be held on February 11, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The event will be headlined by the inaugural UFC Women’s featherweight championship bout between former UFC Women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie. It will also be the first women’s featherweight bout in the promotion’s history.

BRUNSON (14-4 MMA) was riding a five-fight winning streak before it was snapped by Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in a ‘Fight of the Night’ contest. SILVA (33-8-1 MMA) has not earned a victory in five contests.  Two losses to Chris Weidman, was followed by a no-contest with Nick Diaz. Then a loss to Michael Bisping was followed most recently to Daniel Cormier at UFC 200.

With this addition, UFC 208 looks like this:

Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie for the UFC Women’s featherweight championship
Travis Browne vs. Derrick Lewis
Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier
Ronaldo Souza vs. Tim Boetsch
Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller
Ryan LaFlare vs. Roan Carneiro
Paul Felder vs. Gilbert Burns
Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev
Ian McCall vs. Neil Seery
George Sullivan vs. Randy Brown
Marcin Tybura vs. Luis Henrique
Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki
Phillipe Nover vs. Rick Glenn
Derek Brunson vs. Anderson Silva

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