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
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
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
The four under card bouts for World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 11: "Gaethje vs. Newell" will stream LIVE online TODAY (Sat., July 5, 2014) from Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., before the main card takes shape on NBC. Watch the "Prelims" in real-time right here on MMAmania.com. more
UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida quick results, live results and play-by-play on Saturday, July 5. The main event features Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida. more
UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida live results, live results and play-by-play on Saturday, July 5. The main event features Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida. more
UFC 175's co-main event features a UFC women's bantamweight championship match.
Champion Ronda Rousey puts the gold and her undefeated record on the line against No. 2-ranked contender Alexis Davis.
Davis earned the fight with five straight victories. Three of those wins came inside the Octagon against Rosi Sexton, Liz Carmouche and Jessica Eye. Now she faces the stiffest test in her MMA career.
Rousey has been the most dominant champion in the UFC, but Davis is her most well-rounded opponent to more
Complete UFC 175 recap of tonight’s (Sat., July 5, 2014) Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida-led under card “Prelims” mixed martial arts (MMA) action that featured six bouts across three weight classes, airing live on FOX Sports 1 and online via "Fight Pass." Who won? Who lost? Who got KTFO and submitted? Get complete UFC 175 “Prelims” results recap below. *** For MMAmania.com's UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" play-by-play coverage of the entire card click RIGHT HERE *** The Fourth of July weekend ac more
Watch (or don't) this gruesome video from an MMA event in Brazil where a fighter breaks his leg much like how Anderson Silva did. more