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After a rough start to a card that looked like fight porn on paper we all got rewarded with a happy ending. Below you will find tonight's fighter bonuses along with the full 'UFC on Fuel TV 8: Silva vs. Stann' post-fight press conference video stream.
An additional $50,000 a piece was awarded to each of the following fighters for their refusal to underachieve tonight between the walls of the Super Arena in Saitama:
• Fight of the Night: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
• Knockout of the Night: Wanderlei Silva and Mark Hunt
BEST OF MAXIM
Mark Hunt has been known for his tremendous strength and power; tonight he exhibited both with a thunderous 3rd round knockout.
Hunt was at a physical disadvantage against the 7’0″ 280 lb Struve but he used his quickness to stay close to Struve’s body and effectively neutralized any reach advantage that Struve may have had entering the fight.
Hunt has openly said that he is...
Mark Hunt is one of, if not the hardest puncher in the UFC and when he lands one of his bombs with 4oz gloves, bad things happen. Well, as we saw last night, Hunt landed cleanly multiple times and connected big with a left hook walk off KO.
Struve tweeted the following after the fight:
“45 minutes to the hospital without painkillers.. Man, please choke me out.. Jaw is hurting...
"I want to send a message to Wanderlei Silva. Our great champion. Our eternal great champion. I am a huge fan. I wish you all the best in your next fight. Go in there, as always do with your warrior style. Like a beast. Give your best. For sure you will win. Big hug Wandeco!"
Not unlike singer/songwriter/actor Tom Waits - Wanderlei Silva is big in Japan. After a six year absence from the world famous Saitama Super Arena, "The Axe Murderer" would return to turn back the clock, and oh did he ever. It was one of those magical nights in MMA history.
Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann were a match made in hell. The end result saw both men receiving...
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There was no need for a third man in the cage when Hunt took on Stefan "The Skyscraper" Struve during the UFC on Fuel TV 8 co-main event in Saitama. Mark Hunt calls off his own fights, and after landing a left hook of doom that dropped his 7 foot tall opponent, he knew the next step would be heading over to collect his KO of the night...
When a guy is 5’10 and fights a guy who is 7’0, their stare down pic is a must see. Struve better use that distance to keep Hunt away from him, as Hunt could touch you and you could go to sleep.
Mark Hunt Is Ready
Struve Wants Title Shot
The UFC on FUEL TV 8 fighter weigh-ins have concluded and everyone but Diego Sanchez successfully made weight for the event. The fighter weigh-ins for tomorrow’s UFC on FUEL TV 8 took place tonight at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, the event takes place at the same venue. Main event fighter Wanderlei Silva (34-12-1 MMA, 4-7 UFC) weighed-in [...]
Now that “UFC on FUEL TV: Silva vs. Stann” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1:30AM ET/10:30PM PT.
In addition to UFC president Dana White (Pictured), Wanderlei Silva, Brian Stann, Stefan Struve, Mark Hunt and the card’s other featured fighters...
There have been some interesting theories -- and a few excuses -- why it's taken this long for Brian Stann and Wanderlei Silva to face one another.
The two middlweights who are atop this weekend's UFC on Fuel 8 card in Japan were originally penciled in for UFC 130 in May 2011. The one piece of speculation that Stann never bought was that Silva was scared.
The UFC returns to Japan this Saturday for another surprisingly stacked Fuel TV card, headlined by PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva and former Marine Brian Stann. Now normally I pick a match-up that jumps out at me and break down the individual games of each fighter. However, I want to talk about all the bouts on the main card (minus Hirota and Yahya), as they are all exciting. So, instead...
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Another UFC event has come and gone, and while the echoes of
Wanderlei's astonishing knockout of Brian Stann might still hang in the
Saitama Super Arena, the cage has been taken down, and the traveling
circus moves on.
It was a night of tremendous joy for fans of the old Pride Fighting
promotion, as Wanderlei Silva, Mark Hunt and Takanori Gomi...
Fresh off the successful debut of Women scrapping inside the UFC octagon, the UFC is bringing another weekend of free fights. The octagon returns to the land of the rising sun for UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.