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Silva vs Okami UFC 134
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It will be a very intriguing match up.
The last lost of Anderson Silva was way back in 2006.
and guess who beat him, who else, it's, Yushin Okami.
But, that defeat of Silva came from an "illegal kick" in the first round.
He was Disqualified in that match.
see the video (by youtube.com)
Now, this coming August 27, The Spider will have a chance to make up from his unfinished business against Yushin Okami. But Okami have other things in mind, he is not the old Okami, and he said, "I will put an end to the Anderson Silva era". This Japanese Fighter wants to be on the top of the food chain.
The fight will have a higher stake, it will be for the Middleweight Championship.
This make Yushin "Thunder" Okami more motivated to beat Silva.
Silva on the other hand is still unbeaten in UFC (13-0)
After that disqualification lost to Okami in 2006 at the ROTR 8 (Rumble on the Rock),
The Spider has a 14 straight winning streak before this rematch, while Okami is coming from a 3 straight victories. Okami is very good in Ground and Pound and has a massive Takedowns, while Silva has this Phenomenal Striking and he is a very Well Rounded Fighter.
This fight will be very exciting! Who will draw the first blood? Who will get the title?
Will it be a "Home-Court" advantage for Silva? or Will the "Thunder" roar and begin a new era?