On Saturday, a heavyweight scrap between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Soa Palelei was announced for UFC 190. Can you imagine how slow these two will look if this goes into the third round?
Anyway, Silva hasn’t won a fight since knocking out Alistair Overeem in February 2013 five outings ago. The Brazilian was also suspended nine months for testosterone after his draw with Mark Hunt during this stretch.
Is this a must-win for Silva?
Palelei has won 12 of his last 13, going 4-1 since joining the UFC in 2013. “The Hulk” was last seen posting a TKO over Walt Harris in November.
The August 1 event goes down inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A bantamweight title tilt between champion Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva vs. Soa Palelei
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Stefan Struve
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Bethe Correia vs. Ronda Rousey (UFC bantamweight champion)