Thiago Silva out of St. Preux bout 24 hours after booking
It didn’t take long for the UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou co-main event to fall apart. Less than 24 hours, in fact, after Thiago Silva was scratched from the match.
By Mike ChiappettaFoxSports
It took less than a day for the light-heavyweight bout between Thiago Silva and Ovince St. Preux to fall apart. The UFC Fight Night match that was planned for Jan. 15 in Duluth, Georgia has been officially scrapped after Silva was ruled out for an unspecified reason.
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 Donovan.