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Antonio “Big Foot” Silva knocked out for second time in past two weeks

Antonio Silva suffered another TKO loss Friday and someone may need to step in to save him from himself at this point.

After a brutal knockout via Oleg Popov at MMA Series 53 in Moscow, it was Vyacheslav Datsik’s turn to get the victory from Silva with a standing TKO in the second round.

It didn’t take long for Silva, a former UFC title contender years ago, to taste the canvas after he was knocked down late in the first round with a questionable punch after the bell. But then in the second, Datsik cornered Silva and pounded away. After more than a dozen unanswered punches, the referee moved in to stop the fight.

Silva’s record is now 1-13-0, in his last fourteen bouts, 12 of those by TKO.

For those wondering how Silva was able to obtain a boxing license given his recent string of TKO defeats, no answers are currently forthcoming. We’ll have to see if a boxing commission does the right thing in Silva’s next application.


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

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