UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been tapped to take on James Irvin in a light-heavyweight bout on a special UFC card on July 19 that will air free on Spike TV.
This special was quickly put together to counter the star-studded "Affliction: Banned" card, which features a main event between the two best heavyweights in the world not under UFC contract, Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia.
CURRENT CARD (not officially announced):
205 lbs. | Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin
155 lbs. | Frankie Edgar vs. Hermes Franca
205 lbs. | Reese Andy vs. Brandon Vera
170 lbs. | Anthony Johnson vs. Kevin Burns
265 lbs. | Jake O'Brien vs. Cain Velasquez
205 lbs. | James Giboo vs. Brad Blackburn