Thiago Silva and Ovince St. Preux set to tangle at Jan. UFC Fight Night

Thiago Silva and Ovince St. Preux will meet as part of the

target="_blank">UFC Fight Night event to be held in the Atlanta

area on Jan. 15, 2014.


target="_blank">announced the light-heavyweight matchup on

Wednesday night.

The bout is the fourth to join the lineup following the

event’s recent announcement. Middleweights Luke Rockhold and

Costa Philippou will headline the show, while a featherweight clash

between Cole Miller and Sam Sicilia and a bantamweight battle

between T.J. Dillashaw and Mike Easton are also on tap.

Silva, who just turned 31 earlier this month, is coming off two

straight wins, including a decision over Matt Hamill and a knockout

of Rafael Cavalcante. He is 16-3 with 2 no contests.

The match represents a major opportunity for St. Preux, who has

won both of his UFC starts, but has seen both of them take place

against lesser-known opposition. He earned a technical decision

over Gian Villante in his UFC debut in April, and followed it up in

August with a first-round knockout of Cody Donovan.

Silva is his highest-profile opponent to date, a former top 10er

who headlined an event as recently as 2012. St. Preux is 14-5

overall and has knocked out two of his last three opponents.

The show takes place at the Arena at the Gwinnett Center in

Duluth, Georgia.