Thiago Silva on Brandon Vera: “Someone will be knocked out, you can bet on it”

UFC light heavyweight knockout artist, Thiago Silva speaks about his much anticipated main card brawl with Brandon Vera at UFC 125 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 1st, predicting someone will be on their back looking up at the roof of the stadium before all is said and done.

Silva, seaking via Tatame Magazine, said:

“I think it’ll be a great fight for me because he’s a striker, he’s much talented, but I can also exchange and I think this fight must be a pretty good one when it comes to trade of punches… Someone will be knocked out, you can bet on it. I was off the rings for a long time and I couldn’t fight, but I’m back, healthy, training hard… My back is fine and the expectations are the best.”

“The mental state is the usual: I get there thinking about the win. A fight is a fight. I can be well trained, but sometimes there’s the luck factor, but it’s like I always say: I have to be aware of my game, keep my focus and try to find the easiest way for the victory. I hope I’ll fight the best, but unfortunately it’s not up to me to decide it, it’s up to UFC. I have to do my job, show I’m ready so I can have my shot.”

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