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Two warriors took to the Octagon last night (March 2, 2013) as Pride legend Wanderlei Silva returned to Japan to take on former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann at 205 pounds in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 8.
It was a bout between two of the most ferocious and powerful stand-up strikers on the UFC roster, and it delivered in one of the wildest two-round fights in UFC history.
The normally reserved Japanese crowd had a Brazilian contingent chanting Silva's name to get things started and both men came ready to bang as Stann stalked the former Pride champion down. You knew exactly what type of fight this was going to be once Stann stepped forward with his first right hand as Silva got backed into the fence and began swinging with reckless abandon like a cornered animal. Both men traded massive blows and the crowd went wild as Silva threw some of hit patented knees but then both men exchanged heavy hooks in the Thai collar position with Stann hurting Silva.
"The Axe Murderer" cleared the cobwebs by changing levels and looking for a takedown but the second he was ready, they separated and went right back to war. Silva nodding to Stann as if motioning for him to bring it on as both men again traded massive blows with Stann again getting the upper hand and rocking the former Pride champion.
Silva again survived by clinching and perhaps got a bit lucky with a low blow from Stann to help him recover even more, After a minute more on the feet, they both exploded with a violent exchange that saw both men blast each other with massive shots and Silva wound up on his back as Stann bled all over him from top position while dropping some punches.
Both men came out much more reserved in the second round, and why not? They had spent a ridiculous amount of energy in the opening frame and they deserved a breather.
Silva began to turn the tables however, taking the center of the cage away from "The All-American" and changing the momentum of the fight, throwing a nice lead right hand and a head kick to keep him honest. With Stann now forced to fight a bit more defensively, the Brazilian legend stepped inside with a beautiful right hook followed by a left which dropped the former marine.
With Stann hurt on the ground and covering up, Silva dropped huge looping right hands to put his lights out as the Japanese crowd lost its collective minds.
For Brian Stann, he deserves credit for fighting Wanderlei Silva's fight, charging forward and making for one of the most entertaining bouts in recent memory. Stann had his moments, hurting Silva on several occasions but he was a bit too wild and he allowed "The Axe Murderer" to recover with a takedown attempt or a clinch both times and then he made matters worse for himself with a poorly timed low blow which allowed Silva to recover even more. Once he stopped being the aggressor and taking charge in the second round, he was in trouble as Stann is simply not a counter puncher and it was only a matter of time until he ate a bit shot from Silva.
Stann will fight again as long as he wants to. That was an unbelievable performance that fans will be raving about when "Fight of the Year" debates go into affect. He'll be dropping down to the middleweight division again and don't be surprised to see him square off against someone like Tim Boetsch. If that's too high up the food chain, opponents like Stanislav Nedkov or Andrew Craig would make sense.
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The Main Card airs on Fuel TV at 10 p.m. ET
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Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
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War Wandy KO’s Brian Stann GIF
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"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!"
Last night’s first round will go down as one of the best rounds ever. It was just awesome to see Wandy win big in Japan again. Brian Stann was a willing participant in this battle and cordial in defeat. Awesome, awesome fight.
Wandy KO Of Stann GIF
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