He ate a Hail Mary knockout punch in his last UFC outing, but other than that and a bout where Jon Fitch dry-humped him for three rounds, Silva has been a beast in the Octagon, visiting sudden and overwhelming violence upon opponents. At UFC Fight Night 36 he gets to take on a Pancrase champ, and this one could get bloody. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports
UFC Fight Night 36 approaches, and with it comes another installment of Brazilian-flavored UFC action. In the main event, former light-heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida takes on former Strikeforce champ Gegard Mousasi in a bout that could have serious implications on who’s next in line for a crack at the middleweight belt. Meanwhile, elsewhere on the card, “Jacare” will cast his hat into the 185-pound title contention ring, and derailed star Erick Silva hopes to get back on the winning track. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in store.
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