Heavyweights ‘Big Country’ Nelson, ‘Bigfoot’ Silva Agree to UFC 146 Clash
will make his anticipated Octagon debut at
, promotion officials announced on Wednesday, as
“Bigfoot” and Roy Nelson
have verbally agreed to square off on Memorial Day Weekend.
Headlined by a heavyweight title showdown between Junior dos
Santos and Alistair
Overeem, the May 26 event takes place at the MGM Grand Garden
Arena in Las Vegas.
The former EliteXC
heavyweight champion, Silva, 32, recently had a three-fight winning
streak halted by Daniel
Cormier in the Strikeforce
heavyweight grand prix semifinals. Prior to his knockout loss to
American Kickboxing Academy standout, the Brazilian posted
successive Strikeforce victories over Andrei
Arlovski, Mike Kyle and
Known for his toughness and determination in the cage, Nelson has
dropped three of his last four fights after beginning his
UFC career 2-0. Following decision losses to former UFC
champions dos Santos and Frank Mir,
Nelson responded with a technical knockout of former
Pride Fighting Championships standout Mirko
Filipovic this past October. Most recently, however, “Big
Country” was outpointed by Fabricio
Werdum on Feb. 4, sustaining heavy damage in his UFC
143 defeat to “Vai Cavalo.”
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Silva says he doesn't expect his MMA career to be cut short without the now-banned treatment.
Antonio Silva was suspended for nine months after his epic, five-round brawl against Mark Hunt -- which resulted in a rare draw -- at UFC Fight Night 33 last December.
The reason? Elevated testosterone levels as a result of bad doctor's advice, according to "Bigfoot," who was approved for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) due to his battle with acromegaly.
Despite his recent setbacks, Silva eyes a more
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
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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 more
A new heavyweight contest has been added to next month’s UFC 177 event in California.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more