Archive: Antonio Silva

Sep 11, 2013 11:55 am

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33’ in Australia

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and James Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the co-main event of the evening when the UFC returns to Australia this December for UFC Fight Night 33. “Shogun” Rua is...

Sep 9, 2013 7:26 am

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva official for UFC Fight Night 33 headliner

Heavyweight sluggers Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will meet in a five-round main event bout when the UFC returns to Australia this December. UFC executives officially announced the event today as “UFC Fight Night 33,” which takes place on Decemeber 7 in the Queensland capital...

Sep 4, 2013 11:20 am

Antonio Silva To Face Mark Hunt in Main Event of UFC Fight Night in Australia

Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva have verbally agreed to a heavyweight bout that will headline a December 6th UFC Fight Night in Australia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced today that heavyweights, Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, have verbally agreed to fight in the main event of a to-be-announced UFC Fight Night...

May 25, 2013 12:10 pm

Mark Hunt Wants Title Shot With Victory Over JDS

Mark Hunt’s climb to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division is near its peak as the New Zealand fighter takes on the top-ranked contender in Junior Dos Santos tonight at UFC 160.  For the “Super Samoan,” a victory tonight should naturally bring his career to its zenith, with a shot at the UFC heavyweight...

May 22, 2013 1:47 pm

Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne set for UFC on FOX Sports 1

Alistair Overeem will face Travis Browne on UFC on FOX Sports 1 at TD Garden in Boston on Aug. 17. Overeem (36-12-1) was previously scheduled to fight at UFC 164 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Aug. 31. UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com that the fight will be a part of the main...

May 14, 2013 3:45 pm

UFC making progress on Mark Hunt visa issue

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) The UFC has been working tirelessly to get Mark Hunt back to the United States in time for his co-main event bout with Junior Dos Santos a week from Saturday. Hunt was in New Zealand, and encountered some trouble with his visa when trying to fly to the states due to...

May 13, 2013 1:05 pm

Cain Velasquez predicts that Junior dos Santos will beat Mark Hunt

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is looking to defend his belt against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on May 25 at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2. If Velasquez (11-1) defends his belt against Silva (18-4), he would possibly face the winner between Junior dos Santos (15-2) versus Mark Hunt (9-7). They’re also slated to fight...

May 13, 2013 9:36 am

UFC 160: Mark Hunt Thinks Dos Santos Will “Try to Take the Fight to the Mat”

  Mark Hunt and Junior Dos Santos are set to fight at UFC 160 in what promises to be an exciting battle between two high-level strikers- only Mark Hunt believes that Dos Santos won’t be willing to exchange punches and kicks on the feet for long.   Mark Hunt (9-7) is riding an impressive 4-fight...

May 7, 2013 11:03 am

Brian Bowles is Back and Refocused for UFC 160

Brian Bowles is making his return to the Octagon later this month at UFC 160, his first appearance since losing to Urijah Faber in November 2011.   The bantamweight fighter out of Athens, Georgia entered the fight with Faber with a 10-1 record; his only loss coming at the hands of current UFC champ, Dominick...

Apr 29, 2013 6:01 pm

Dana White: Junior dos Santos will get title shot with a win at UFC 160

Junior dos Santos may have lost the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez last December, but he has a chance for an opportunity to get it back. At the UFC 159 post-fight press conference at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., UFC President Dana White said that dos Santos (15-2) will be the No....

Mar 28, 2013 10:16 am

“Bigfoot” On TRT: It doesn’t win fights | UFC NEWS

“If they’re going to allow him (Overeem) to use it, what are you going to do? For sure I’m going to be angry. Because it happens, this test that he did with his testosterone, yes? It was a low level, right? You know why? Because he stops taking these things. So then he did the...

Mar 28, 2013 9:45 am

Betting Odds: Glover Teixeira Opens as Favorite Over James Te Huna | UFC NEWS

According to BestFightOdds.com, Glover Teixeira will be favored over James Te Huna in their match at UFC 160.  Teixeira (20-2) is riding an 18-fight win streak coming into the fight, last defeating Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC on FOX 6.  His opponent, James Te Huna (16-5), has won his last four fights.  A fight with...

Mar 25, 2013 10:08 am

Cain Velasquez Says His Body Proves He’s An All Natural Fighter | UFC NEWS

  With the UFC’s recent cut of heavyweight fighter, Lavar Johnson, who failed his UFC 157 post-fight drug test with testosterone levels consistent with steroid use, the Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) debates have opened once again.  In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, denounced PED’s and...

Mar 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Dana White: “Mark Hunt Could Earn Title Shot With a KO of JDS” | UFC NEWS

  Following the UFC 158 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White told a group of reporters that Mark Hunt may not be too far from a shot at the heavyweight title.  “It’s crazy to say,” said White, “but if he knocks Junior Dos Santos out, how is this guy not next in line?”  ...

Mar 14, 2013 9:32 am

Junior dos Santos opens as a big favorite over Mark Hunt | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitters in the heavyweight division will collide at UFC 160 this May, and not surprisingly, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has opened as a large favorite over former K1 Champion Mark Hunt. Bestfightodds.com currently has JDS as an early 4.6-to-1 (-460) favorite to defeat the “Super Samoan”. Junior dos...

Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan Official For UFC 160 | UFC News

  Former UFC lightweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens (20-9) has made the drop to featherweight following a three fight losing streak. Stephens will take on promotional newcomer, Estevan Payan (14-3) at UFC 160. Stephens is returning after a first round knockout loss to Yves Edwards back at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz back in...

Feb 15, 2013 10:36 am

Bigfoot Awarded $126,000 Maserati Following Overeem Win | UFC NEWS

In the wake of an impressive come from behind knockout against Alistair Overeem at UFC 156, Antonio Silva has been given a brand new 2013 Maserati GranTurismo. Apparently after resigning with sponsor Sienna Motors of South Florida, Bigfoot was gifted the $126,000 sports car. (Not bad for slapping a logo on your trunks!) Silva dispatched the...