Claudio Henrique da Silva signs with UFC and makes debut against Brad Scott at UFC London

A middleweight bout has been added to the UFC London card on March 8th as Claudio Henrique da Silva will make his UFC debut against Ultimate Fighter alum Brad Scott. UFC Fight Night London

The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Tuesday and the bout has been placed on the preliminary card.

The UFC fight card in London on March 8th will come from the O2 Arena in London and will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout as Alexander Gustafsson meets Jimi Manuwa.

Da Silva (9-1) has won nine in a row after losing his professional debut by disqualification. His last fight took place in 2012 when he defeated Xavier Foupa-Pokam by unanimous decision at Super Fight League 6.

Scott (9-2) was a finalist during The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes and was defeated by Robert Whittaker. He returned at UFC Fight Night 30 in October and scored his first official UFC victory as he defeated Michael Kuiper by guillotine choke submission in the first round.

The current fight card for the UFC event on March 8th is below.

Alexander Gustafsson (15-2) vs. Jimi Manuwa (14-0)
Melvin Guillard (31-12-2, 2NC) vs. Ross Pearson (15-6, 1NC)
Ilir Latifi (7-3, 1NC) vs. Cyrille Diabate (19-9-1)
Brad Pickett (23-8) vs. Ian McCall (12-4-1)
Gunnar Nelson (11-0-1) vs. Omari Akhmedov (12-1)
Danny Mitchell (14-4-1) vs. Igor Araujo (24-6, 1NC)
Luke Barnatt (7-0) vs. Mats Nilsson (11-2-1)
Claudio Henrique da Silva (9-1) vs. Brad Scott (9-2)