Cody Gibson to Meet Douglas Silva at UFC Fight Night in Brazil on Feb. 22

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 7, 2015
Cody Gibson is 1-2 in the UFC. | Jeff Sherwood/

Cody Gibson will lock horns with Douglas Silva de Andrade at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 22.

The promotion’s Brazilian branch announced the bantamweight pairing on Wednesday. UFC Fight Night "Evans vs. Teixeira" takes place at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira.

Gibson, 27, is 1-2 in the Octagon, following a second-round submission loss to Manny Gamburyan in his most recent appearance at UFC 178. The Tachi Palace Fights veteran debuted in the Las Vegas-based promotion at UFC 170, dropping a unanimous verdict to Aljamain Sterling. He rebounded to score his first UFC triumph in June, a 38-second technical knockout against Johnny Bedford.

Silva, meanwhile, suffered his first defeat in 24 professional outings at UFC Fight Night “Machida vs. Mousasi,” as he lost a unanimous decision against Zubaira Tukhugov on Feb. 15. The 29-year-old Brazilian has finished 18 of his 22 career victories by knockout or technical knockout.


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