Brian Stann agreed to face Wanderlei Silva at 205 pounds in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 8 in March from Japan.
The fight was announced late Wednesday night, and Stann confirmed the light heavyweight decision via Twitter.
I am not moving to LHW, just one fight, couldnt find a matchup at 185, everyone is matched up or hurt in top ten & Wand doesnt want to cut
— Brian Stann (@BrianStann) December 13, 2012
Stann (12-5) was nearing a possible title shot at middleweight before falling to Michael Bisping earlier this year. He will lock horns with a legend in Japan in Silva (34-12), who is a former PRIDE champion.