Thiago Silva will take on “The Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine at UFC 102 on August 29th from the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, OR, according to MMAJunkie. The fight come on the heals of the UFC decision to replace Thiago Silva with Anderson Silva to fight Forrest Griffin at UFC 101.
The fight has been agreed upon, but is still waiting on signatures.
Jardine is coming of a close decision loss to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 95.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (16-5) will likely return to action against Thiago Silva (13-1) at UFC 101. This will be Griffin’s first fight since losing his belt to Rashad Evans at UFC 92.