The black belt in karate, judo and Bjj Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva entered this fight with a professional mma record of 18-6-1 (89% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 heavyweight in the world but the last time he won was in 2013 when he faced Alistair Overeem (=Overeem vs Bigfoot). After this bout he was defeated by #1 Ufc Hw champion Cain Velasquez in their rematch (=Velasquez vs Silva 2), then he drew against Mark Hunt in one of the best mma fights of 2013 (bout overturned in no-contest after Bigfoot tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, Bigfoot vs Hunt) and he lost again in his last fight against Andrei Arlovski (=Silva vs Arlovski 2).
His opponent, the balck belt in karate and Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Ufc Hw champion (in 2004) Frank Mir, has an official record of 16-9-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.55 in the same weight class; the last time he won was in 2011 when he faced Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (=Mir vs Nogueira 2), since then he has lost four consecutive bouts: against Junior dos Santos (=Dos Santos vs Mir), Daniel Cormier (=Cormier vs Mir), Josh Barnett (=Mir vs Barnett) and Alistair Overeem (=Overeem vs Mir). ‘Pezao’ Silva vs Mir is the main event of UFC Fight Night 61. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs Mir
Where: Gigantinho Gymnasium, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
UFC Fight Night 61 fight card (main and best fights):
Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva vs Frank Mir
Edson Barboza vs Michael Johnson
Sam Alvey vs Cezar Ferreira
Rustam Khabilov vs Adriano Martins
Iuri Alcantara vs Frankie Saenz
Sean Strickland vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
Jessica Andrade vs Marion Reneau
Matt Dwyer vs William Macario
Tiago Trator vs Mike de la Torre
Alcantara’s previous fight: Iuri Alcantara vs Russell Doane
Silva’s previous fight: Antonio Silva vs Andrei Arlovski 2
Mir’s previous fight: Alistair Overeem vs Frank Mir
Mir’s next fight: Frank Mir vs Todd Duffee
Silva’s next fight: Antonio Silva vs Soa Palelei
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