Erick Silva Likes Bellator Debut Matchup with Lorenz Larkin

March 5, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Erick Silva fights against Nordine Taleb during UFC 196 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of his debut fight for Bellator, UFC veteran Erick Silva believes that his fight with Lorenz Larkin is a good matchup for Bellator 207.

“We know the company (Bellator) has some big names and Lorenz Larkin is one of them,so my Bellator debut can already be an amazing fight” Silva said, according to Globo Esporte. This next fight is a really good match-up for me. In my last five fights, I had to deal with southpaw opponents, at least now I’m fighting an orthodox one. It’s going to match up well with my arsenal and the training we’ve been doing at Team Nogueira.”

“I’m really happy with this Bellator proposal. It was an amazing opportunity that came up and I grabbed it immediately. I really needed a breath of fresh air. I had a great time in the UFC, which really made me grow professionally. Wins and losses aside, I could really grow in the UFC. But now I need something new, although the door will always be open for an UFC return, I have a lot of respect for them.

However, I’m in a new home now and I’m really motivated to arrive here and fight among the best.”