Silva (20-9 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), a 15-fight UFC veteran, has been booked for a welterweight fight against Amosov (20-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), MMAjunkie verified with a Bellator official following an initial report from MMAFighting.com.
Bellator 216 takes place Feb. 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The card streams on DAZN.
Silva, 34, signed with Bellator in September. The Brazilian spent 15 fights with the UFC before parting ways with the organization in December 2017 following a 1-4 run. He was successful in his post-UFC debut in July, though, winning a fight at LFA 45. He was supposed to fight Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 207 in October, but withdrew due to injury.
Amosov, 25, will bring his unbeaten record into his second Bellator appearance. The Ukrainian won his promotional debut at Bellator 202 this past July when he defeated UFC vet Gerald Harris by unanimous decision. It was a rare win on the scorecards for “Dynamo,” who has finished 17 of his 20 opponents inside the distance.
With the addition, the latest Bellator 216 card now includes:
- Michael Page vs. Paul Daley
- Cheick Kongo vs. Vitaly Minakov
- Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson
- Yaroslav Amosov vs. Erick Silva
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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