Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon when he tangles with 185-pound rising star Derek Brunson.
They’ll do the deed in the UFC 208: “Holm vs. De Randamie” pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, locked and loaded for TONIGHT (Sat., Feb. 11, 2017) inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Silva (33-8, 1 NC) hasn’t won a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight in over four years, thanks to a No Contest sandwiched between a dreadful 0-4 run. He was last seen playing the role of sacrificial lamb to light heavyweight kingpin Daniel Cormier at UFC 200.
Brunson (16-4), riding high on a five-fight winning streak with four finishes, was oh-so-close to securing a division title shot before running into the fists of Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 last November.
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MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 208 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
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