Silva (13-1-0) is undefeated thus far under the UFC banner, defeating the four pack of Brad Scott, Leon Edwards, Nordine Taleb and Danny Roberts. Silva is a former WFC Welterweight Champion, defeating Matt Ewin via second round TKO at WFC 2 to claim the gold. Silva will enter the bout riding a thirteen fight winning streak and he hasn’t been been in almost twelve years.
Williams (11-1-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this bout and does so while on the strength of a nine fight winning streak. Williams has suffered a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter and that came against UFC veteran Eric Wisely in 2009. Williams has competed a total of twelve times as a professional MMA fighter and just three of those bouts went the distance.
UFC Fight Night Newark takes place on Saturday, August 3 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey with Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.