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Anderson Silva returns against Derek Brunson at UFC 208

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-8-0, 1NC) will make his first appearance in New York against Derek Brunson at Brooklyn’s UFC 208 Feb. 11.

Silva will try to break out of a five fight winless skid beginning when he lost the belt to Chris Weidman at UFC 162 in 2012. He is still considered the greatest UFC fighter of all time.

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Brunson will try to atone for the TKO loss against Robert Whittaker, a fight he was winning until he threw strategy out of the window by trying to rush him. Still, he’s won five of his last six fights, all by knockout.

UFC 208 is scheduled for Feb.11 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie clash for the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight belt in the main event.

The current card is scheduled as follows:

Holly Holm (10-2-0) vs Germaine de Randamie (6-3-0)

Ronaldo Souza (23-4-0) vs Tim Boetsch (20-10-0)

Anderson Silva (33-8-0, 1NC) vs Derek Brunson (16-4-0)

Glover Texeira (25-5-0) vs Jared Connonier (9-1-0)

Derrick Lewis (17-4-0) vs Travis Browne (18-5-1)

Dustin Poirier (20-5-0) vs Jim Miller (28-8-0)

Marcin Tybura (14-2-0) vs Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira (10-2-0)

Ryan LaFlare vs Roan Carniero (21-10-0)

Paul Felder (12-3-0) vs Gilberto Burns (11-2-0)

Randy Brown (9-1-0) vs George Sullivan (17-5-0)

Ian McCall (13-5-1) vs Neil Seery (16-12-1)

Islam Makhachev (13-1-0) vs Nik Lentz (27-7-2)

Wilson Reis (21-6-0) vs Yuta Sasaki (19-3-2)

Phillipe Nover (11-7-1) vs Rick Glenn (18-4-1)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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