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Stephan Bonnar Embracing Role Of Underdog Vs. Anderson Silva

Stephan Bonnar knows that not many people will be giving him much of a chance when he steps inside the Octagon next month.

That’s because the fighter standing across from Bonnar will be UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Silva, who will be moving up to 205 pounds to help provide a main event for UFC 153, is considered one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world.

Bonnar, meanwhile, is on a three-fight win streak, but was considering retirement before the offer to face Silva was presented to him. “The American Psycho” was the runner-up on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter, and has faced such men as Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida.

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Fight Cards

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz

Event Date: January 31, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

Bellator 133: Shlemenko vs. Manhoef

Event Date: February 13, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

UFC Fight Night 60: Henderson vs. Thatch

Event Date: February 14, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 61: Mir Vs. Bigfoot

Event Date: February 22, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 134: The British Invasion

Event Date: February 27, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano

Event Date: February 28, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass