Anderson Silva returned to Octagon in a generation of generations and surpassed what many emphasized as his "clone". In the early hours of Sunday evening (10), Brazil was defeated by a unanimous decision by Nigerian Israel Adesanye's umpires in the average weight of UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia. That was Spider's first fight after two years of Ultimate.
Fighting this dawn has been opposed by two boars of the same style. Anderson Silva, 43, was led by Israel Adesanya, 29th. The Nigerian came from a series of 15 consecutive wins in Ultimate and remained unbeaten before your idol. The meeting became the main battle of the event after withdrawal of Robert Whittaker, who would face Kevin Gastelum for the middle title.
Before the fighter, who was already widely listed as his successor, Silva in the first round adopted a more conservative stance. Brazil saw that the Nigerian initiator respectfully accepted the initiative with attempts at blows and blows.
In the second round, Silva showed some of his repertoire. He worried that he would deal with a rival with a low guard, shorten the distance and balance the fight with well-placed shots. Even in the best shape, Anderson showed agility for a deviation from the opponent's strokes. In the last round, which was supported by the screams of the crowd, the former middleweight champion tried to destabilize the Nigerian who knew how to control the match and confirm the victory.
The Melbourne period was marked by Anderson's return to UFC after two years. The last exhibition of Brazil was in February 2017, when defeated Derek Brunson with a unanimous decision. After that, he was positive for synthetic testosterone (methyltestosterone) and diuretic and masking agent (hydrochlorothiazide) and remained from November 2017 to November 2018.
With the result of Silva, she is dissatisfied with the expectation of a new opportunity to compete in the belt category. The former champion said before the fight that the president of the UFC Dana White had provided the opportunity to challenge the title in case of victory over Adesanyo.
Brazilians pass blank before the main fight
Before Anderson Silvo, three more Brazilians rose to the octagon in Melbourne. In the main card, Paulo Mariano faced with Lando Vannato in a lightweight duel and lost by defeating his first appearance in the first round. Brazilian Rani Yahya defeated US Ricky Simon with a unanimous decision in the clash in the cock.
In the previous card, Raulian Paiva also debuted in Ultimate. Amapaense, who lived a personal drama in October last year, was defeated by New Zealander Kai Kara-France by dividing the decision in a fight that was considered to be the weight of the fly (57 kg).