Found March 06, 2013 on
Thiago Silva is set to face UFC newcomer Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante at UFC 162 in Las Vegas. The event will take place on July 6th though the UFC has yet to make this fight official. Both of these fighters are coming off suspentions for positive test. Feijao tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid, and Silva tested positive for Marijuana in November. Silva also was suspended by the NSAC following his 2011 win over Brandon Vera after his urine sample came back and was determined to not be consistent with human urine. Thiago later admitted to taking a banned substance and was suspended for one year. Interesting to see these two fighters getting shots in the UFC after their pasts and Matt Riddle getting his walking papers for smoking marijuana which he is prescribed for.
Matt Riddle fails second drug test for marijuana, gets cut by UFC
Thiago Silva throat slash GIF
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
When: July 6th, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
How: Pay-Per-View (10PM ET/7PM PT)
Thiago Silva vs. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante
Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva (UFC middleweight champion)
Middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva finally has a new fight. Top middleweight prospect Chris Weidman will challenge Silva for the middleweight title at UFC 162 in July. The UFC revealed the news Wednesday evening on UFC.com.
The undefeated Weidman has been lobbying for this match-up for the last six months. After viciously knocking out Mark Munoz, the middleweight contender was...
What do Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (pictured) and Thiago Silva have in common? Yes, they are both Brazilian. Correct, they compete at light heavyweight. Of course, who could forget they’re both coming off drug suspensions?
What I was trying to get at is the 205-pounders will be in the Octagon at the exact same time at UFC 162.
The organization announced the shootout Wednesday...