Nordine Taleb is 2-0 inside the Octagon. | Photo: Neil Atkinson/Sherdog.com
A middleweight tilt pitting Nordine Taleb against Claudio Henrique da Silva has been added to UFC 186 “Dillashaw vs. Barao 2” on April 25.
The bout was announced on Saturday by the UFC through RDS.ca in Canada. The pay-per-view event takes place at Bell Center in Montreal and will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao.
Taleb, 33, a veteran of Bellator MMA, entered the UFC fray through two separate stints on “The Ultimate Fighter.” Since then, the Tristar Gym representative has emerged victorious in his two official Octagon appearances, defeating both Vic Grujic and Jingliang Li via decision.
Silva, 32, has not been defeated since 2007, a disqualification loss in the England-based Ultimate Warrior Challenge. “Hannibal” has since gone on an 11-fight tear that features eight wins coming before reaching the judges’ scorecards. In two UFC appearances, Silva has defeated both Brad Scott and Leon Edwards via decision.