On Wednesday afternoon, Brazilian media outlet Globo revealed a welterweight contest between hometown favorite Erick Silva and mixed martial arts veteran Rick Story has been tabbed as the headlining act for the TUF Brazil 4 Finale in June.

Silva (18-5) will be looking to make it three straight inside the Octagon with his last two victories ending by way of first submission over Mike Rhodes and Josh Koscheck.Prior to to this string of success,  Índio suffered a devastating third round TKO loss to Matt Brown, in a bout many pundits deemed of the best bouts of 2014, in their main event fight at UFC Fight Night 40.

Story (18-8) will also be looking to make it three straight. In his most recent effort, the man known as ‘The Horror’ earned a tight split decision over then undefeated Gunnar Nelson in the main event of UFC fight Night 53. Prior to these win,s Story struggled to string together much success as he traded wins and losses over three years before righting the ship.

TUF Brazil 4 Final is currently scheduled to be held on June 27 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in in São Paulo. No other bouts have been added but TUF Brazil light and bantamweight tournament finales are expected to appear on the card

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