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The Octagon’s torrid three-week run comes to an end this Saturday in Japan. After “UFC on FUEL TV: Silva vs. Stann” wraps inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, the planet’s biggest mixed martial arts promotion returns March 16th with the most anticipated welterweight affair in MMA history.
The UFC’s Facebook page kicks off the action this weekend by streaming all six prelims live in America beginning at 7PM ET/4PM PT. FUEL TV will then broadcast the main card immediately after at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Brian Stann (Pictured) makes a one-time return to the light heavyweight division to face Wanderlei Silva in the event’s featured contest. A heavyweight shootout between Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt serves as the co-main attraction.
The lineup is pretty underrated and very deep, as Diego Sanchez and Takanori Gomi get third-to-top billing. Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami and Dong Hyun Kim vs. Siyar Bahadurzada round out the main card.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(Facebook 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Marcelo Guimares
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Alex Caceres
Kazuko Tokudome vs. Cristiano Marcello
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Bryan Caraway
Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares
Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya
(FUEL TV 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami
Diego Sanchez vs. Takanori Gomi
Stefan Struve vs. Mark Hunt
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
BEST OF MAXIM
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has released the ‘In Focus’ special for the UFC on Fuel TV 8 fight card, which is set to take place Saturday night in Saitama, Japan. Headlining the card will be PRIDE legend Wanderei Silva taking on ex-Marine Brian Stann and the co-main event will feature a heavyweight showdown between Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt.
Watch the In Focus Special...
5'11" 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
74" reach, Orthodox
July 3, 1976
34-12-1 (1) (UFC: 4-7)
1 straight loss
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
IVC Light Heavyweight Champion: 1999 (no title defenses)
Pride Middleweight Champion: 2001...
Check out he full episode of UFC on Fuel TV 8 In Focus featuring both main event fighters Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann. This is a great card top to bottom with an awesome main event and it is free. Both Stann and Silva are loved and respected by the fans for their fighting style as well as their personalities. But when they are in the cage they are both killers which is why...
There weren’t too many upsets last Saturday at UFC 157, but don’t fret because the Octagon comes storming back this weekend with another set of investment options.
UFC on FUEL TV 8 features a light heavyweight scrap between Brian Stann (Pictured) and Wanderlei Silva. “The All-American” is pegged as nearly a 2.5-to-1 odds-on favorite to hand Silva his second straight loss...
Wanderlei is a legend in this sport and it is only fitting that he returns to Japan where he was a super star in Pride. He has a tough challenge ahead of him with Brian Stann. Stann has incredible power in his hands and Silva’s chin has been suspect as of late. No one wants to see the Axe Murderer get knocked out again but that is exactly what Stann will be looking to do...
6'1" 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
74" reach, Orthodox
September 24, 1980
12-5 (UFC: 6-4)
1 straight loss
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black belt in Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
WEC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2008 (no successful...
The MMA world might still be buzzing over Ronda Rousey’s thrilling big league debut, but let’s not forget the Octagon comes storming back this Saturday in the Land of the Rising Sun.
“UFC on FUEL TV: Silva vs. Stann” takes place inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
A light heavyweight shootout between Wanderlei Silva (Pictured) and Brian Stann headlines the festivities...
This weekend in Saitama, it's time for "The Axe Murderer" to return to the scene of his most famous crimes.
Check out the full episode of Fuel TV 8's in focus below which delves deep into the main event between Wanderlei Silva and "All American" Brian Stann.
Wanderlie Silva is doing his UFC duties before he steps into the octagon this Saturday against “The All American” Brian Stann. Love having UFC fights back to back weekends.
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