Former UFC competitors Pat Healy (33-22-1) and Leandro ‘Buscapé’ Silva (19-5-1) will return to action at Absolute Championship Berkut 51 (ACB 51) in Irvine, CA, a source employed by the organization told Mmanewsline.com.
Silva is a seven-fight UFC veteran and last competed in September at UFC on FOX: Arlovski vs. Barnett, where he lost a unanimous decision to Rustam Khabilov.
Healy is coming off of a seven-month layoff following his fight at Titan FC 39: Cavalcante vs. Healy, where he suffered a first-round knockout as he failed to take the Titan FC Lightweight Championship from Cavalcante. Healy is a six-fight UFC veteran, but hasn’t competed inside the octagon in over two years.
It was also announced that Bellator and WSOF veteran Luis Palomino would meet Russian Musa Khamanaev in a featherweight bout.
The January 13 event will be headlined by light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC fighter Thiago Silva, as he will meet Jared Torgeson at ACB 51.
Silva (Thiago) was cut from the UFC following a 2014 arrest in which he was charged with aggravated battery and non-violently resisting an officer. All charges were later dropped.
Bren Events Center will host the event and the updated card is for Absolute Championship Berkut 51 (ACB 51) is listed below.
Thiago Silva vs. Jared Torgeson 205 lbs
Leandro Buscape VS Pat Healey 155 lbs
Musa Khamanaev vs Luis Palomino 145lbs
Mike Kyle vs. Michał Andryszak 265 lbs
Paul Buentello vs. Tim Hague 265 lbs
Rodney Wallace vs. Josh Clark 205 lbs
Jesse Taylor vs. G. Martinez Ayme 170 lbs
Kyle Reyes vs. Murad Kalamov 135 lbs
Cory Alexander vs. Isaac Pimentel 125 lbs
Darren Mima vs. Danny Martinez 125 lbs