A lightweight division affair is the latest addition to the growing UFC Fight Night 109 card as Mairbek Taisumov will be in action against Joaquim Silva.
Taisumov (25-5-0) will be entering the fight on the strength of a four fight winning streak, with a notable win coming over Alan Patrick at UFC Fight Night 69. Taisumov has only suffered a single defeat in UFC competition, which came to Michel Prazeres at UFC Fight Night 38. Taisumov will be competing for the first time in over a year after dealing with a series of injuries that put him on the sidelines.
Silva (9-0-0) has already earned two victories under the UFC banner, defeating both Nazareno Malegarie and Andrew Holbrook. Silva has also seen eight of his nine wins come by way of first round finish, with the Brazilians UFC debut at UFC 191 being the lone fight to leave the first round. Silva competed on the UFC Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4, making it to the semi-finals before losing to Glaico Franca by submission.
UFC Fight Night 109 takes place on Saturday, May 28 from the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden with Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event.