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Thiago Silva Moving To Middleweight Having Fought At Heavyweight In 2016

Brazilian fighter Thiago Silva is making the move down to middleweight at ACB 83.

Former UFC fighter and ACB light heavyweight champion Thiago Silva will be making the move down to the middleweight having fought at heavyweight less than two years before.

The news was revealed by Silva’s new nutritionist, Darren Deane, owner of UK based Physiques Athletes, who was speaking on the ‘Whiskey and Barbells’ Facebook Live show on Friday. Deane also revealed that Silva will be fighting next in March on ACB 83.

“I’ll be there in Brazil for Thiago’s next fight on March 10 where Thiago is going to drop to middleweight for the first time,” Deane said.

“Yeah, he’ll be dropping to middleweight, 185-pounds. I think ACB have said they will give him an allowance and he can do it at a catchweight, but I’m sure he’s not going to need it. 88-kilos they said, no we can do 84. He’s going to be peeled. He’s telling me he wants to be 4% body fat.”

Back in April 2016, Silva (20-6) fought at heavyweight against Stav Economou on Akhmat Fight Show 18: Grand Prix Akhmat 2016. According to Tapology, Silva weighed in at 235.9-pounds and went on to win the fight via unanimous decision. Following that fight, Silva returned to light heavyweight where he went on to win three of his last four, including a win over Jared Torgeson to win the ACB light heavyweight title.

Silva now has a move down to 185-pounds in his sights and he will look to build upon his win over Jose Daniel Toledo Canellas Jacare who he defeated last time out at ACB 74 last November.

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