Antonio Silva won’t waste any time getting back to work when his suspension wraps up – and he apparently will be doing it at home in a rematch against Andrei Arlovski.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva won’t get what he was hoping for.
"Bigfoot" was campaigning for a heavyweight clash with Josh Barnett, but he will instead face another former UFC champion in Andrei Arlovski in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 13. MMAFighting.com confirmed the match-up with sources close to the situation following a report from Combate.
Silva and Arlovski fought for the first time in 2010 under the Strikeforce banner, and "Bigfoot" came out victori more
Antonio Silva got the best of Andrei Arlovski under the Strikeforce banner in 2010. “Bigfoot” will apparently get the chance to do the same on his home soil this September. more
Their heavyweight rematch is expected to serve as event headliner.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is giving former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski a chance at redemption against heavyweight slugger Antonio Silva, as the pair will reportedly hook 'em up for a second time inside the cage at UFC Fight Night 51, which takes place on Sept. 13, 2014 inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia.
Globo reported the news (via MMA Fighting) on Thursday night.
Arlovski (22-10) lost to the Brazilia more
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva is reportedly on a return track to the Octagon, and his first opponent back is apparently going to be a familiar one. more
The rematch you've been dying to see is now reality, as Antonio Silva once again tangles with Andrei Arlovski this fall in Brasilia.
Your eyes aren't deceiving you - Andrei Arlovski is a UFC main event fighter in 2014.
To expand further, Arlovski will face Antonio Silva in a five-round fight on September 13th in the Brazilians capital of Brasilia. MMA Fighting confirmed the news first that was first reported by Combate. The main card will air live on Fox Sports 1.
Silva (18-5, 1 NC) is coming of more
Prior to BJ Penn hanging up his gloves last night, his former opponent and fellow UFC legend Jens Pulver also confirmed his retirement this past weekend.
B.J. Penn has decided to call it quits following a loss to rival Frankie Edgar on Sunday night, capping a hall-of-fame career that saw him win UFC titles in two weight divisions. Prior to the TUF 19 Finale though, Penn's former opponent and fellow UFC legend in Jens Pulver also decided to officially announce his retirement.
"I did (compete at) more
Jens Pulver finally closed the curtain on his 47-fight MMA career. Speaking with Fox Sports anchor Karyn Bryant before The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale, Pulver said he's officially done with MMA, concluding what was a strange but ultimately successful run in the sport. "I think I've said it like three times today: I'm done. I'm done," Pulver said. This is not exactly shocking news, as whispers of Pulver's retirement have been in circulation since 2010, when the Illinois native was wrapping up a ca more
The same weekend, coincidentally, that his former rival-turned friend, B.J. Penn, also walked away from the sport. This past Fourth of July weekend (July 6, 2014) saw not one, but two mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champions call it a career.
While it may not be garnering the same buzz as B.J. Penn's retirement after he was finished by Frankie Edgar in the third round of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale main event (video), Jens P more