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.
UFC 96 “Jackson vs. Jardine” goes back to Ohio for a UFC light heavyweight contendership bout between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “The Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine. With a win at UFC 96, Rampage would be primed to get a chance at Rashad Evans and his lost UFC light heavyweight belt.