The fight would have been a fairly quick turnaround for Silva,
who fought on Oct. 9, defeating Matt Hamill in a three-round
unanimous decision in Barueri, Brazil. That victory marked the
second straight victory for the 31-year-old, who holds a career
record of 16-3 with 2 no contests.
The match with St. Preux was originally slated as the
night’s co-main event.
The UFC did not specify whether St. Preux would stay on the card
against another opponent or move elsewhere on the schedule. The
30-year-old St. Preux (14-5 overall) has won both of his Octagon
bouts since joining the organization earlier this year. He won his
debut with a technical decision over Gian Villante in April, and
came back in August with a first-round knockout of Cody