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
UFC Fight Night event to be held in the Atlanta
area on Jan. 15, 2014.

The UFC
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.