UFC 184 just got a whole lot bigger. Literally.

On Wednesday night, the UFC announced the addition of a heavyweight matchup between Antônio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva and Frank Mir to UFC 184 in February.

Mir (16-9), a former two-time UFC champion, will be looking to get back in the win column and put an end to a career-worst four fight losing streak, with his most recent being a decision loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 169 in February. Prior to this string of defeats, the Jackson-Winklejon product earned three straight victories, including a Submission of the Year over Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 140, en route to earning a shot at then-champion Junior dos Santos’ belt. Mir will enter this bout holding several UFC heavyweight records, including most fights (23), wins (14), finishes (11), submissions (8) and fastest submission (45 seconds).

Bigfoot (18-6-1), a former UFC title contender, was last seen on the receiving end a of a first round knockout at the hands of Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Fight Night 51 in September. Prior to this loss, in what has been labeled the greatest heavyweight fight in UFC history, the hulking Brazilian fought to a draw with current title contender Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33 in December 2013. He will enter this bout with 16 career stoppage victories, including 13 knockouts and a UFC record of 2-3-1.

UFC 184 is currently scheduled to take place on Feb. 28 at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. A middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort will serve as headlining act, while a women’s bantamweight title fight Ronda Rousey  and Cat Zingano take place in the co-main event.

Here is how the rest of the card is shaping up:

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