Vitor Belfort focused for fight against Silva

October 17, 2010 03:21 by MMA Admin

Sonnen: "Silva told me his rib hurt, I took pity on him"

October 3, 2010 23:24 by MMA Admin

Opinionated MMA fighter Chael Sonnen talks about his fight with Silva

Anderson Silva plans to retire at middleweight

July 29, 2010 13:41 by MMA Admin

Although Anderson Silva is not looking past his next fight against Chael Sonnen, he has been asked about fighting in other weight classes, even at Heavyweight.

Silva has encountered success at the light heavyweight division, with a victory over James Irvin and Forrest Griffin, but he ultimately says he is happy at middleweight and he intends to retire there. It doesn't mean that he will never consider other weight classes, just that he wants to finish his career at middleweight.

A potential fight with GSP has been rumoured, but Silva doesn't want to talk about that fight as he is focused on Sonnen right now.

Given Silva's lack lustre performance against Demian Maia, and Sonnen's firey words leading into this bout, we expect a good show between the two.

source: www.mmaweekly.com

Chael Sonnen to fight Anderson Silva

April 18, 2010 02:30 by MMA Admin

After Anderson Silva's recent disappointing performance against Demian Maia, Dana White is not hesitating in putting Silva back in the cage as soon as possible. It appears that Silva will face Sonnen at UFC 117 in Utah.

Citing Anderson's latest disappointing performance, White has not confirmed whether Silva will be on the main card or not. "Anderson Silva might be the first champion in history fighting on a prelim," White said following UFC 112. "How do you sell Anderson Silva after tonight? How do you do it? People don't want to see that [expletive]. I don't want to see it."

Sonnen is coming off an impressive 3 fight win streak with his latest victory coming against Middleweight standout Nate Marquardt. He says he is looking forward to fighting Silva but is not certain that Silva will accept the fight against him - "[Silva is] really good, he's really effective, and he's as unpleasing to watch as grass growing," Sonnen said. "That's why they called me to get rid of this cancer of the company."

Anderson Silva at Heavyweight?

January 25, 2010 17:39 by MMA Admin



Recently on HDNet's "Inside MMA", Anderson Silva's manager Ed Soares discussed the possibility of Anderson Silva fighting heavyweights such as Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, or Frank Mir. Soares states that Silva "wants to be in the biggest fights possible, where it's GSP, whether it'd be at light heavyweight, or whether it'd even be at heavyweight". A move to Heavyweight for Silva is not unthinkable. At 6"2', Silva would likely be able to put on enough weight to make the division. Silva fought two boughts at Light Heavyweight not so long ago, with convincing wins over James Irvin and former Light Heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin.

Simply put, Silva wants to be involved in the big pay-per-views that the fans want to watch.

Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort likely for UFC 112

January 8, 2010 02:52 by MMA Admin

According to www.5thround.com, it appears as though Anderson Silva will be making his long awaited return for UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi, against Vitor "the Phenom" Belfort. Silva has been recovering from elbow surgery back in October, and has recently started training lightly.

This will be the first UFC event in Abu Dhabi.

Here are the fighters rumored to be participating in the night’s show:

BJ Penn (UFC Lightweight Champion) vs. TBA
Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie

UFC - Silva vs Irvin Free on Australian Fuel TV

July 19, 2008 14:51 by MMA Admin

Great news. Fuel TV will be airing a live broadcast of the highly anticipated Silva versus Irvin bout on Sunday the 20th July at 11am EST. Courtesy of the UFC, this is a first for Australian cable/sattelite TV, and is a great opportunity to increase exposure of Mixed Martial Arts in Australia for those of you who have not yet watched the Pay Per Views.

The fight card is as below:

Silva vs Irvin
Brandon Vera vs Reese Andy
Hermes Franka vs Frank Edgar
Cain Velasquez Vs. Jake O'Brien
Anthony Johnson Vs. Kevin Burns
Jesse Taylor Vs. CB Dollaway
Tim Credeur Vs. Cale Yarbrough
Brodie Farber Vs. Rory Markham
Nate Loughran Vs. Johnny Rees
James Giboo Vs. Brad Blackburn
Dale Hartt Vs. Shannon Gugerty

Anderson Silva moves up to Light Heavyweight

June 18, 2008 22:43 by MMA Admin

According to MMA Junkie, the dominant UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will make his light heavyweight debut at UFC Fight Night 14 on the 19th of July.

Hermes Franca and Frankie Edgar are also scheduled to fight on the card.

The fight is an interesting move for Silva, who's reach advantage in the middleweight division may not be such a factor against the taller fighters in the stacked Light Heavyweight class. He will also be facing many physically stronger fighters including Chuck Liddel, Quinton Jackson, Wanderlei Silva and Forrest Griffin to name a few.