Bigfoot Silva expects to faceplant Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil


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?

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