Antonio Silva and Stefan Struve will go to war this Sunday (May 8, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 87 inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In a match up of veterans in dire need of a win, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight veterans Antonio Silva and Stefan Struve will square off this Sunday (May 8, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 87 inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Silva is currently in the midst of a serious slide. The massive Brazilian has been forced off Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) despite apparently being one of the few who legitimately needed the drug, and he’s now looking downright vulnerable.
On the other hand, Struve was nearly forced to retire following an issue with his heart valve. Since his return, Struve has looked rather hesitant, losing two of his three bouts and leaving his fight future unclear.
Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:
Key Wins: Fedor Emelianenko (Strikeforce: “Fedor vs Silva”), Travis Browne (UFC on FX 5), Alistair Overeem (UFC 156)
Key Losses: Cain Velasquez (UFC 160, UFC 146), Frank Mir (UFC Fight Night 61), Andrei Arlovski (UFC Fight Night 51)
Keys to Victory: One of the biggest Heavyweights to ever find success at a high level, Silva is a well-rounded fighter with devastating ground strikes. Even today, Silva can quickly brutalize his opponent if he’s able to secure top position.
Regardless of his decline, there isn’t a fighter in the world who wants to absorb Silva’s hammer fists from the mount.
Silva’s gameplan should be abundantly clear in this bout. Both men have been prone to hesitating a bit lately, and it’s especially important for “Bigfoot” to shake off his recent losses and get aggressive early.
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