UFC 108 | Rashad Evans Defeats Thiago SilvaCategory: MMA
In the main event of UFC 108: Evans vs Silva on January 2, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, two fighters in the lightweight division clash.
Rashad “Sugar” Evans and Thiago Silva both look to get right back on the winning track after suffering defeat at the hands of one man, Lyoto “The Dragon”Machida.
Evans is the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and lost his belt to Machida at UFC 98 via a stunning knockout. He won the heavyweight division of second season of The Ultimate Fighter and was one of the coaches for last season’s The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights opposite Rampage Jackson.
Silva is currently ranked by both MMAWeekly and MMANews as the #9 light heavyweight fighter in the world, while Sherdog.com ranks Thiago as the #8 best light heavyweight in the world. He has a 14-1 record and that only defeat was against Machida at UFC 94 via knockout.
Rashad Evans (13 wins-1 loss-1 draw) has great punching power and excellent wrestling skills. Thiago Silva (14 wins-1 loss) is known to knock opponents out as well. He is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.
I think we will see a slug fest here. The fighters seem to be evenly matched. The quality of opponents he has fought made me decide to pick Evans winning over Silva via 3rd Round TKO.
Watch UFC 108 free online LIVE stream on Saturday, January 2, 2010 – 7PM PT / 10PM ET / 3AM BST.
UPDATE: Here’s the Rashad Evans vs Thiago Silva video:
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