In one of the most epic battles we’ve seen in the Octagon as of late. Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann put on a show, and gave a blueprint to other fighters how to keep a job in the UFC.
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Heading into the final two fights of last night’s slow moving UFC on FUEL TV 8, the event looked destined to be a flop. Eight consecutive decisions including 4 split decisions had the fans inside the Saitama Super Arena and watching at home extremely restless. UFC President Dana White said it best when he tweeted “Next two fights hopefully save the night. BRUTAL!”
The UFC returns to the Land of the Rising Sun tonight with the UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann. Also returning to Japan is MMA legend Wanderlei Silva, who will be in the night’s five round non-title main event against Brian Stann.
The Axe Murderer, Wanderlei Silva (34-12-1) returns to Japan for the first time since 2006 in the hopes of taking out Brian Stann (12-5) and reviving his crumbling legacy at UFC on Fuel TV 8. For the second time in just over a year the UFC returns to the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. A place Wanderlei Silva has fought 13 times prior to this weekend.
After a long absence from the Japanese market, the UFC returns the Saitama, Japan with the UFC on FUEL TV 8 this weekend for the second time in just over a year. Also making a return to Japan will be Wanderlei Silva who is headlining the card along with Brian Stann.
Another week of UFC action, and you can’t argue about the UFC on FUEL TV 8 card not being of PPV quality. This installment features important fights in the Middleweight division with Stann, Wandy, Okami and Lombard all in the mix. Plus we get the return of Diego Sanchez, and much more.
While the majority of the fights on last night’s Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine card appeared one-sided on paper, the middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Trevor Smith wasn’t one of them. Sure Kennedy had the name recognition and betting line behind him but his opponent was not push over and he proved that during their bout.
Here we are once again with the middleweight division’s number one contender spot up for grabs, well in most people’s eyes anyway. Everyone seems to have their definitive number one contender but it seems to change with each event. In this article we will lay down who are the top names in the division and give some points on why they may or may not get a shot at Anderson Silva and the twelve pounds of gold he wears around his waist.