'Bigfoot' Silva planning to submit Hunt in UFN 33 main event
The main event of Friday's Ultimate Fight Night 33 features heavyweights Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva, both known for the heavy hands and willingness to trade. However, 'Bigfoot' Silva believes he has a big advantage on the ground, and hopes to finish Hunt with a submission:
"He’s a striker with a huge experience, did some great fights at K-1, so the perfect way to win this fight would obviously be using my jiu-jitsu," Silva told MMAFighting.com. "I’ve trained a lot of jiu-jitsu and wrestling, but I also worked on my striking game. The fight starts standing and I have to be prepared for everything.
"If I see some openings to end the fight standing, I will. I’ve always did great against strikers, like Alistair Overeem, Travis Browne, Fedor Emelianenko. I’ll go for the knockout if I have the opportunity, but taking him to the ground will be my game plan."