Scarborough's Matthew Tinker to take on former UFC star Silva

Scarborough’s undefeated light heavyweight Matthew Tinker will take on former UFC star Leandro Silva in a six-round bout on Wednesday November 25.

Matthew Tinker is back in action later this month
Matthew Tinker is back in action later this month

Tinker, who is now based in New York, has quickly wrapped up three first-round knockout wins from his four professional bouts to date, his other win coming in the second round in his last outing against Jesus Javier Cintron on October 17.

“I’m happy that I’ve been able to stay sharp during this pandemic, and I’m looking forward to putting in some rounds and putting forth a good performance on Thanksgiving Eve,” said Tinker.

Leandro Silva is also a well-travelled combat sports veteran, originally from Brazil.

Silva posts a record of 24-8 in mixed-martial-arts competition, including seven fights in the UFC where he won three and lost three bouts, with one no-contest.

Tinker is a former amateur standout with a career spanning several different countries.

He was a national finalist in the Irish National Championships and a New York City Golden Gloves finalist.

There will be a limited crowd allowed in for the event at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center in Windham.