AUSTIN, Texas (AP) If the title is a little unclear, it’s that the UFC is putting its eye on a Brazilian mixed martial arts star and a big name in the sport of mixed martial artists.
The UFC announced on Tuesday that Anderson Silva, who defeated Jon Jones at UFC 193 in December, will be the next inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame.
Silva will be inducted in a ceremony on Jan. 15, 2021.
Cormier, who fought for the UFC from 2013 to 2015, will make the list next year, as will current UFC welterweight champion Jon Jones, who is a two-time UFC heavyweight champion.
The UFC Hall is the highest honor in the organization, and a first-time inductee.
The event is the biggest honor in MMA history.
The new induction ceremony will be held at The Star in downtown Austin, Texas, on Wednesday.
The ceremony will also include a photo-op at The Stars, the site of UFC events, which will be shown on a giant screen.
The Star was the home of the UFC for almost two decades.
For Silva, it marks a new chapter in his long and storied career.
The 34-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter has won eight of the past 10 UFC heavyweight titles, but he’s struggled with injuries and a slow start to his career.
He’s now competing in the UFC’s biggest show, but his record shows he’s a step behind Jones.
He has won the most fights in UFC history, but hasn’t won the belt in six years.
The other five UFC heavyweight champions have all been inducted.
In total, they’ve won three UFC heavyweight belts and one UFC title.
The other two are Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva.