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Erick Silva-Jon Fitch for UFC 153

Updated: July 31, 2012, 9:37 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Fast-rising welterweight Erick Silva faces potentially his stiffest test Oct. 13 when he meets perennial contender Jon Fitch at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the promotion announced Tuesday night.

The card also features a welterweight showdown between high-level jujitsu practitioner Demian Maia and former contender Rick Story.

Silva (14-2, one no-contest) is 2-1 inside UFC. His only loss occurred Jan. 14 against Carlo Prater at UFC 142, when he was disqualified 29 ...

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