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When Jon Fitch steps inside the Octagon tonight against dangerous rising contender Erick Silva, he'll be doing so for only the third time in two years. The typically high volume fighter and top...
Last night at UFC 153, a highly anticipated welterweight showdown took place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between rising star Erick Silva against the battle-proven welterweight...
Jon Fitch has been a fixture on high-profile UFC events for the last six years. That is why MMA fans were stunned recently when Fitch cried poverty. Yet a closer look at his situation shows a fighter that has nobody to blame but himself for his dire financial situation.
Anderson Silva came to Brazil, he saw, and he dominated. Silva earned his sixteenth UFC win at UFC 153 with a brutal win over Stephan Bonnar. The strange main-event was every bit a mismatch inside the octagon as it was on paper.
The UFC called upon one of their biggest stars and Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva stepped up to the plate to fight in front of his fellow countrymen, he’ll battle “The American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar in a Light Heavyweight tilt.
UFC welterweight standout Erick Silva recently visited the indigenous tribes in Espirito Santo, Brazil to get back to his roots, and re-energized himself for the upcoming welterweight showdown with Jon Fitch at UFC 153.
UFC 153 concluded tonight in Brazil and Dana White announced the following fighter bonuses at the post-event press conference:
All bonuses were $70,000 per fighter
Submission of the Night: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
KO of the night: Rony Jason
Fight of the Night: Jon Fitch and Erick Silva