After Brandon Vera pulled out of a rematch with Thiago Silva just days after it was announced, Silva will return to the Octagon against Igor Pokrajac at UFC on Fuel TV 3 on May 15 in Fairfax, Virginia, according to MMA Weekly.
Silva (14-2) dominated Vera in a unanimous decision win in their first meeting early last year after losing two of his last three, but had the win erased and was suspended for a year after submitting fake urine for a drug test. Pokrajac (24-8) scored wins over Todd Brown and Krzysztof Soszynski in 2011 after losing 3 of his first 4 UFC bouts.
UFC on Fuel TV 3, which was originally expected to be UFC on FX 3, currently features only one other matchup between middleweights Jason MacDonald and Tom Lawlor.
Pictured: Thiago Silva