Brian Stann (12-5) and Wanderlei Silva (34-12) are set to collide in the main event of UFC on Fuel 8 in Japan this weekend. Both fighters are known for their power punching and crowd-pleasing, ’brawler’ style. While he’s fit enough to go five rounds with “The Axe Murderer,” Stann told MMA Fighting he doesn’t expect it to go past three – and that’s probably for the best.
“I suspect it will be the Wanderlei we’ve seen in recent years, where he’s a little bit more retreating in the first round, comes forward in the second round, looking to counterpunch with the big right hand. Regardless, I’m going to set the pace right away, I’m going to be aggressive for five rounds. If it goes five rounds, we’re both going to need plastic surgery. I suspect it will go no more than three and somebody’s going to be unconscious at the end of this fight … I’m very comfortable going five rounds, I’ll just look like a completely different person if I go five rounds with Wanderlei. So will he.”
From MMA Lives Here