Found March 01, 2013 on
The Flying Knee MMA:
Junior Dos Santos
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 of doing the traditional breakdowns, I’m going to map out the different ways that these fights can go with a prediction at the end of each.
Sound good? Let’s get to it.
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
The big question here is whether Silva’s chin can withstand the power of Stann? Honestly, I don’t think so. If we look at their common opponent in Chris Leben, that can give us a pretty good blue print as to how the fight will go. While Wand has been generally more measured and tame is his fights as of late, we’ve still seen him get drawn into brawls, like he did with Leben. I imagine this is going to be...
BEST OF MAXIM
Wanderlei Silva (pictured) and Brian Stann promised someone was going to sleep in Saturday night’s main event, and nearly everyone thought it was going to be Silva – including the Gambling Gods, who dubbed Stann a 3-to-1 odds-on favorite.
Entering UFC on FUEL TV 8, Silva had lost seven of his last 10 bouts, four of which resulted in his unconscious state on the canvas. Clearly...
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...
Prelims begin at 7:40 p.m. EST online (watch above)
The Main Card airs on Fuel TV at 10 p.m. ET
Alex Caceres vs Kyung Ho Kang
Side kick from Caceres misses. Kang shoots forward and gets the takedown on his opponent. He has side control briefly, but is doing some limited damage in half guard. Caceres uses a slick butterfly guard to get up to his feet, but Kang is...
After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC President Dana White awarded Brian Stann and Mark Hunt each an additional $50,000 for their performances Saturday at “UFC on FUEL TV: Silva vs. Stann.” Wanderlei Silva (pictured) double-dipped and took home two bonus checks.
After witnessing a fairly unforgettable card, Silva and Stann put on the most thrilling performances of the evening...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC on FUEL TV: Silva vs. Stann” event will be tipping the scale today inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 11PM ET/8PM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
Middleweight Brian Stann (pictured) makes a one...
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...
• Preliminary Card (Facebook - 7:30 PM ET)
Welterweight Bout: Hyun Gyu Lim (10-3-1) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (8-0-1)
Bantamweight Bout: Alex Caceres (8-5) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (11-6)
Lightweight Bout: Cristiano Marcello (13-4) vs. Kazuki Tokudome (11-3-1)
Bantamweight Bout: Bryan Caraway (17-5) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (16-7-2)
Middleweight Bout: Riki Fukuda (19-6) vs. Brad Tavares...
In the latest episode of the show, Scott Johnson of Kamikaze Overdrive MMA gives his predictions for the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 8 card. This episode of the show covers predictions for the 6 fights on the UFC on Fuel TV 8: Silva vs Stann main card. Also below the video you can see the [...]
"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!"