That bout took place at bantamweight and Silva says that he is going to be dropping ten pounds to compete at flyweight.
“I’m not a world champion yet, but I know how to get there,” Silva told MMA Fighting. “I saw it up close, I felt it when I was there with Henry against Demetrious Johnson, and I will become champion. Flyweight is my division and I feel confident training with these guys. I’m the next champ.”
Silva had competed at flyweight before his UFC debut, which included a bout against fellow UFC fighter Casey Kenney at LFA 11.
The competitor believes that due to a lack of fighters in the flyweight division, it won’t take long for him to get noticed by the top ten.
“I’m in the UFC to fight the best,” Silva said. “That’s the only way. Top 10 fighters will notice me. There are not many fighters in our division, so I’m here to make some noise.”
There is no word yet as to when Silva will make his UFC Flyweight Division debut, as the fighter isn’t booked for a bout at the moment.