Great news for all you Texas mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, particularly those in and around the Houston area.
Former PRIDE and UFC smasher Wanderlei Silva will be joining the promotion’s Fan Fest at Dave and Buster’s on Thurs., Feb. 18, 2016 in “Space City” less than 24 hours before the first fight takes place at Bellator 149: “Shamrock vs. Gracie” inside the nearby Toyota Center.
From the official press release.
Having first fought in the sport almost twenty years ago, very few men have a more legendary resume than Wanderlei Silva. “The Axe Murderer” is a Pride and UFC veteran, who brings an intimidating and imposing presence with him every time he steps into the cage. Currently one of the biggest free agents in the sport, Silva may soon return to action in hopes of adding to an already-impressive list of wins that include: Guy Mezger, Dan Henderson, Kazushi Sakuraba, Ricardo Arona, Kazuyuki Fujita, Michael Bisping, Cung Le, Brian Stann and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson twice.
Joining the Brazilian — who replaces Randy Couture — will be Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary, along with division No. 1 contender Phil Davis, longtime combat sports veteran Tito Ortiz, and former WWE star Kurt Angle.
Silva is expected to wrap things up with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) later this year. Once he does, it’s not unreasonable to think “The Axe Murderer” could join some of his fellow UFC exports on Spike TV, assuming Rizin doesn’t scoop him up first.
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Source:: mma mania