Nighty night!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight hurter, Antonio Silva, is jumping right back into the thick of things against Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night 51, which takes place on Sept. 13, 2014 inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia.

"Bigfoot" has been benched since last December following a failed drug test.

When he does step foot inside the cage, it will be against a familiar face. He first did the dance with "The Pitbull" under the Strikeforce banner back in 2010, in a lackluster affair that found its way in the hands of the judges, who favored the Brazilian's "Heavy Artillery."

But as he explains to MMA Fighting, he's a different fighter the second time around:

"We fought once and we know what we can do, but we fought four years ago and I changed my game a lot since. I was too anxious in that fight. It was the second time I was fighting a well-known fighter, after Ricco Rodriguez, so I wanted the win no matter what. I tried to finish him but I couldn't. I'm sure that it's going to be different this time. I will do everything I can to finish him. I don't like to let the fight go to a decision, we never know what the judges are going to do. My goal is to end it as soon as possible, but I will be ready for five rounds. I will try to submit or knock him out all the time. Arlovski deserves respect, but I only care about myself."

Silva likely isn't the only one hunting for the finish.

Arlovski came under fire from UFC President Dana White following his three-round stinker at the UFC 174 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Vancouver. While he took home a split decision win (not a robbery), his performance didn't match the pre-fight hype.

Now the Belarusian has a chance to set things right in hostile territory.

Who ya' got?

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Andrei Arlovski Expects to Make UFC Return As Early as December

  • 28 days ago

At first he was facing a six-month suspension for injury, but Andrei Arlovski is apparently ready to go in half the time. read news >>

Paul Daley's plan: Fernando Gonzalez, then Bellator title, then Josh Koscheck

  • 28 days ago

Bellator welterweight Paul Daley expects his kickboxing match with Fernando Gonzalez to be a prelude to a title shot against MMA champ Andrey Koreshkov in February or March of next year. Filed under: read news >>

Andrei Arlovski not injured, ready for next UFC fight as early as December

  • 28 days ago

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski was facing a possible six-month suspension for damage incurred in his UFC 191 pay-per-view (PPV) fight opposite Frank read news >>

King Mo: Tito Ortiz would 'retire with the belt' before fighting me

  • 20 days ago

Muhammed Lawal fully expects a title shot if he wins the one-night, four-man light heavyweight tournament Saturday at Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1 in San Jose. He just doesn't think it'll be against Tito read news >>

Frank Mir 'a little shocked' by Arlovski's win, asked corner if he got dropped

  • 22 days ago

Frank Mir wants a rematch with Andrei Arlovski, believing that he won the UFC 191 bout. Frank Mir believes that he defeated Andrei Arlovski at UFC 191, and he wants a rematch. The veteran heavyweight read news >>

'Shocked' Frank Mir pushing for Andrei Arlovski rematch

  • 22 days ago

So ... who's ready for round four? Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Frank Mir saw his march back toward the division title come to an abrupt halt when judges awarded h read news >>

Morning Report: 'Shocked' at losing decision at UFC 191, Frank Mir wants rematch with Andrei Arlovski

  • 22 days ago

Frank Mir isn't happy. Following his controversial unanimous decision loss to Andrei Arlovski Sept. 5 at UFC 191, Mir can't understand why he didn't get his hand raised. "I think it was a close fight read news >>

Arlovski: Fedor signing with the UFC is a ‘BS rumor’

  • 24 days ago

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski does not believe Fedor Emelianenko will sign with the UFC. read news >>

Andrei Arlovski blasts fans following UFC 191 backlash: Not to be rude, but f--k you!

  • 25 days ago

UFC heavyweight contender Andrei Arlovski has a few choice words for fight fans who were critical of his performance against Frank Mir at UFC 191 earlier this month in Las Vegas (watch it). In short: read news >>

Arlovski to UFC 191 naysayers: ‘F**k all the people’

  • 25 days ago

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski had a message for MMA fans critical of his performance at UFC 191. read news >>