UFC Veterans Pat Healy and Leandro Silva Set To Meet at ACB 51 in January


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