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“Bigfoot” Silva doesn’t see Travis Browne escaping the second round in UFC on FX 5 fight

After a dominant win over Fedor Emelianenko in 2011 it seemed like the sky was the limit for polished heavyweight Antonio Silva. However, after losing in two straight tilts by way of opening round knockout, fans have begun wondering if Silva may have already peaked and is now on the way down.

Silva understands where the criticism is coming from but is extremely confident he’ll deliver tomorrow night when he faces unbeaten Travis Browne in the main event at UFC on FX 5.

“This is a very important fight for me, and I won’t let it go past the second round,” stated the 16-4 Silva in an interview with the UFC. “It is a five round fight but, five rounds or three rounds, I don’t like decisions on my record. I will do my best to finish Travis Browne inside two rounds.”

While Silva is a massive Mixed Martial Artist in his own right, Browne is actually a few inches taller despite weighing a bit less. Still, the size difference isn’t something that concerns Silva.

“He’s the second or third person I’ve fought who is bigger than me, but it does not matter, it is no problem,” he replied on the matter. “I know I can take him down to the ground and ground and pound him – for sure that is where I am very dangerous. But I have been training very, very hard on my stand-up. He is a very tough guy, undefeated, but I am so, so confident I will beat him inside two rounds.”

Prior to his two-fight slide Silva had won nine of his ten previous fights including success against Ricco Rodriguez, Mike Kyle, and Andrei Arlovski. Comparably, Browne is 4-0-1 since signing with the UFC with wins over Chad Griggs and Stefan Struve.


  • hindsightufuk says:

    i think this is Big Foots fight, i think this is where the Travis Browne hype machine slows down considerably. Big Foot is the bookies underdog in this one too, money to be gained here

  • Rece Rock says:

    i dont see browne escaping with out a broken hand

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I don’t either Rece, Bigfoot has claimed a hand in ever fight. I’m rooting for Silva here, I can’t help but like the guy and hope he does great, hopefully he’s able to put the quick beating he suffered to Cain behind him and move up the rankings.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I also am rooting for Silva here but I also like Brown. I feel if Brown was bullied by Kongo Silva should be able to do even better and sub him, as long as Silva doesnt get caught by a crazy punch i think he wins.

  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    The gameplan for Silva is well known. Hit him hard on that huge chin of his. Cormier and Velasquez both tagged him on the chin very early in the fight and he didn’t react well.

    If you dance around with him and trade punches and let him grab you and use his size against you it could be a long night.


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