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Thiago Silva to fight in Florida

Former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva, who is currently awaiting trial on multiple felony charges stemming from a February arrest, will return to competition against an opponent to be named on Aug. 29, Fight Time Promotions announced Friday.

The Florida-based fight promoter announced on Friday it had booked Silva (16-3) to appear on its Fight Time 20 event at War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The announcement came via the promotion's Instagram account, alongside a photo of Silva and owner Howard Davis Jr.

Promotion officials and Silva representatives were not immediately available to comment.

Silva, 31, was arrested in February after allegedly confronting his wife, Thaysa, at a mixed martial arts academy in Oakland Park, Florida. According to police reports, Silva pulled a firearm on Thaysa, whom he separated from in 2012, and gym owner Pablo Popovitch.

Silva, who was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the incident, eventually fled to his home in Fort Lauderdale, where he was arrested following a non-violent standoff with a SWAT team.

Initial charges of attempted murder were reduced to aggravated assault. Silva was released from detention on $25,000 bond in March.

The UFC released Silva immediately following the incident in February, ending a 12-fight partnership. The Brazilian light heavyweight compiled a 7-3 record in the UFC. Two additional wins were changed to no-contest, due to a fake urine sample Silva submitted in January 2011 and a positive test for marijuana in November 2012.

Davis Jr., a former Olympic gold medalist in boxing, trained Silva for a period of his career at American Top Team, which is based in Coconut Creek, Florida.