Feb 15, 2014; Jaragua do Sul, SC, Brazil; Erick Silva (red gloves) after defeating Takenori Sato (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night Machida vs Mousasi at Arena Jaragua. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

UFC Fight Night 40 card

The UFC is back after a week hiatus with an action packed card from Cincinnati that will air live and free on Fox Sports 1.

UFC Fight Night 40 is headlined by a critical Welterweight matchup between the streaking Matt Brown and the ever dangerous Erick Silva. This bout not only has huge implications for the division, but it truly has fireworks written all over it.

The card also has quite a few intriguing matchups that may create new contenders in multiple divisions.

FanSided will have full coverage of the event throughout the week, so be sure to stick with us.

Here is the entire UFC Fight Night 40 card:

Main Card: (Fox Sports 1, 10 pm ET)
Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva
Lorenz Larkin vs. Costa Philippou
Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank
Neil Magny vs. Tim Means
Soa Palelei vs. Ruan Potts
Chris Cariaso vs. Louis Smolka

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1, 8 pm ET)
Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Darrell Montague
Yan Cabral vs. Zak Cummings
Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Eduardo

Fight Pass Card: (Fight Pass, 6:30 pm ET)
Nik Lentz vs. Manny Gamburyan
Ben Wall vs. Justin Salas
Albert Tumenov vs. Anthony Lapsley

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Tags: Costa Philippou Daron Cruickshank Darrell Montague Ed Herman Eddie Wineland Erick Silva Erik Koch Lorenz Larkin Matt Brown Nik Lentz Rafael Natal Soa Palelei UFC UFC Fight Night UFC Fight Night 40