One of the biggest nights in Hawaii mixed martial arts history will have an added Aloha State flair.
Makaha’s Yancy Medeiros (13-4, 4-4) signed a contract to fight on the UFC 212 card headlined by Waianae Coast native Max Holloway, who will face Jose Aldo in a unification bout for the UFC Featherweight title in Brazil.
KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello confirmed with Medeiros that the 29-year-old will face Erick Silva in a welterweight match-up on June 3.
“Westside boys gonna rep Hawaii in Brazil,” Medeiros told DeMello Thursday evening.
Medeiros, who appeared at lightweight in his first eight UFC fights, successfully made his debut at welterweight with a second-round TKO victory over Sean Spencer on Sept 10., and has won four of his last six fights.
Silva is 19-7 in his career and will also be coming off of a victory, having beaten Luan Chagas on Sept. 24 via third-round submission.
In the main event that evening at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Holloway (17-3), who won the UFC interim featherweight title in December, will square off with future Hall-of-Famer Aldo.
Aldo, a Brazil native, beat Frankie Edgar for the UFC title at UFC 200 this past July. He holds the UFC record for most featherweight title defenses with seven, running from 2011-2014.
Holloway is riding a 10-fight win streak, the fourth-longest active streak and fifth longest in UFC history.
UFC Winning Streaks:
Anderson Silva – 16 (2006-12)
Jon Jones – 13 (2010-present)
Georges St. Pierre – 12 (2007-present)
Demetrious Johnson – 11 (2012-present)
Royce Gracie – 11 (1993-94)
Max Holloway – 10 (2014-present)
CURRENT UFC 212 CARD:
Featherweight Championship – Jose Aldo (c) vs. Max Holloway (ic)
Middleweight – Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Women’s Strawweight – Cláudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Bantamweight – Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez
Flyweight – Marco Beltrán vs. Deiveson Alcântara
Welterweight – Yancy Medeiros vs. Erick Silva
Middleweight Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Eric Spicely