UFC: Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping Preview

The UFC will be in London, England at the O2 Arena this Saturday, where it will be an epic showdown between two countries, Brazil and England.

UFC Fight Night 84

Silva vs. Bisping

February 27, 2016

O2 Arena, London, England




Middleweight Division Fight

Gegard Mousasi vs. Thales Leites

Welterweight Division Fight

Tom Breese vs. Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura

Bantamweight Division Fight

Francisco “Cisco” Rivera vs. Brad “One Punch” Pickett

Featherweight Division Fight

Mike “The Warrior” Wilkinson vs. Makwan “Mr. Finland” Amirkhani

Bantamweight Division Fight

Davey “Dangerous” Grant vs. Marlon “Chito” Vera

Middleweight Division Fight

Scott Askham vs. Chris Dempsey

Featherweight Division Fight

Arnold “Almighty” Allen vs. Yaotzin Meza

Middleweight Division Fight

Bradley “Bear” Scott vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Lightweight Division Fight

Norman “Stormin” Parke vs. Rustam “Tiger” Khabilov

Heavyweight Division Fight

Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Jarjis “Man Mountain” Danho

Lightweight Division Fight

Teemu “Pacu” Packalen vs. Thibault “GT” Gouti

Lightweight Division Fight

David Teymur vs. Martin “Big Swede” Svensson

I’m sure that the undercard will be really entertaining to watch but let’s get straight to the main event. Silva vs. Bisping, hands down is going to be epic! Silva is 34-6 in his illustrious, UFC Hall of Fame career and Bisping is 28-7. Both fighters are legends in the sport and we will get a knockout finish.

No introduction or backstory for Silva is needed from me. The Spider is one of the greatest fighters in MMA and is one of my favorites. He is smart, quick, cunning and hard-hitting and is a master of various types of martial arts such as boxing, taekwondo, muay thai and importantly Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Silva is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and I believe he will have championship mindset coming into this fight. Silva has beaten some of the best in the UFC like, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Demian Maia, Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin just to name several. Despite losing both title fights to Chris Weidman (one of the fights against Weidman, Silva broke his leg, so he had to forfeit), he hasn’t fought in over a year and his last fight came to a no decision against Nick Diaz, due to both fighters testing positive for marijuana and steroids. So for the fight this Saturday, Silva needs to win.

On the other hand we have Silva’s opponent, Michael Bisping. Bisping is a great fighter even though he never won a title. But, one can argue that Bisping never beaten a reputable fighter. He’s been defeated by Rashad Evans, Luke Rockhold and Wanderlei Silva just to name a few. But I must say that Bisping is coming into this fight off of two victories against Thales Leites and C.B. Holloway. Both of those fights did go to decision but a win is a win. Bisping has a background in Yawara Ryu ju-jitsu, which is something that a lot of fighters in the UFC don’t have under their belt.

I like both of these fighters but I have to go with Bisping knocking out Silva in the middle of the third round. Silva is old and past his prime and Bisping is hungry to climb up the ranks in the middleweight division to get a title fight. I feel that Bisping has more to lose here as well because if he loses this fight, he won’t ever get the chance to get a title fight ever. So Bisping is desperate and the hometown boy will be victorious.

TJ Oliveira is a contributing writer & editor for GMBSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @GMBTJOliveira, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your Google network.

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