They aren’t the main event, but Silva-Kim will surely turn in a more tantalizing tilt than headliners Jake Shields-Demian Maia. Both welterweights are talented grapplers but also excel when it comes to stand-up, making for a match-up where action could unfold anywhere with neither having a clear-cut advantage on paper. The 15-3 Silva is looking to build off a first-frame finish of Jason High in his last fight, while Kim (17-2-1) is riding the momentum of back-to-back wins. Expect lots of fun in this coin-flip of a clash!
With only one more UFC event in September, it’s time to start looking a little further down the road at what sort of offerings the Octagon has in store for fans in October. The month is scheduled to host plenty of treats other than those provided at Halloween including three shows, one of which will deliver a title-fight to the delight of countless MMA enthusiasts. In truth, October has a slew of showdowns sure to leave folks sitting on the edge of their seats penciled in for the period. Here are some of the tantalizing tilts on tap at UFC Fight Night 29, UFC 166, and UFC Fight Night 30… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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