Pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva might be the best Mixed Martial Artist to have ever graced the Octagon and a heavy favorite in his upcoming bout at UFC 153 with Stephan Bonnar but, unlike Bonnar, he can’t boast of having never been finished in a fight. For those thinking the Brazilian was always invincible, Silva suffered submission losses to Daiju Takase and Ryo Chonan in Japan 8-9 years before emerging in the UFC as an unbeatable force.
Meanwhile, Bonnar has only lost on the scorecards or as the result of cuts. That durability has “The American Psycho” feeling good entering this weekend’s match-up even if he’s a sacrificial lamb in the eyes of countless fans the world over.
“I’ve been hit by bigger, stronger guys and never been stopped. I mean, look at every fight I’ve ever had – I’ve been hit with lots of big shots but I get up and keep coming,” said Bonnar in an interview with the UFC. “Anderson is so damn good, but no-one has ever walked through me and I will keep coming at him no matter what he throws my way.”
Regardless of the rumble’s result, Bonnar is certain of one thing ”“ it’s gonna be a blast to watch!
“I get in there any go after it. I don’t stall, I don’t get stood up (due to inactivity), I go out there any put it on my opponent and I am going to give Anderson Silva hell,” explained the enthusiastic TUF alumnus.
Bonnar will enter the bout on a three-fight winning streak and overall record of 15-7. Ten of his triumphs have involved either a TKO or submission. Comparably, Silva is 32-4 with 25 finishes and success in his last sixteen outings.
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