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James Irvin Fighting Thiago Silva at UFC 71 has added James Irvin (2-2  UFC) to the UFC 71 fight card effectively rounding out the 9 fight card. Irvin will face UFC newcomer Thiago Silva on the events undercard. 5 of the bouts on our current rumored card have yet to be posted to and may be the most likely to change but it appears for now that we know all of the fights for the event.

Irvin last fought in the octagon at UFC 65 where he defeated Hector Ramirez. Thie fight will present good opportunities for both fighters. With a win Irvin can extend his winning streak to 4 straight fights. Silva on the other hand will be making his UFC debut and could show his strength by defeating a UFC veteran with 4 fights under his belt.

Here is the current fight card for UFC 71 which you can always find on our UFC 71 rumors page:

  • Chuck Liddell vs. Quinton Jackson (Light Heavyweight Championship Match)
  • Karo Parisyan vs. Josh Burkman
  • Keith Jardine vs. Houston Alexander
  • Wilson Gouveia vs. Carmelo Marrero
  • Chris Leben vs. Kalib Starnes
  • Terry Matin vs. Ivan Salaverry
  • Sean Salmon vs. Eric Schafer
  • Jeremy Stephens vs. Din Thomas
  • Thiago Silva vs. James Irvin

For more on UFC 71 check out our UFC 71 rumors page


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