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UFC FN 84: Will Anderson Silva Showcase Some New Moves Against Michael Bisping?

Kelsey Mowatt

Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva will return to the cage for the first time in over a year this month, and by the sounds of it, the former middleweight champ might have some new tricks up his sleeve for Michael Bisping.

The veteran fighters will battle in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 84, which will take place on February 27th in London, England. The bout will mark the first time Silva has fought since last January when he decisioned Nick Diaz, but “The Spider” tested positive for PEDs, and yaddda, yadda, yadda, here were here.

Recently Silva spoke to Combate about the upcoming bout, and the legend had this to say about Bisping (quote via Bloody Elbow.com):

“It will be a tough fight. I will give 101% and I will win for sure. Bisping is a good fighter. He doesn’t excel at anything, but is dangerous nonetheless, especially on the feet. He has good takedowns and good timing, we are watching tape on him. It’s an interesting fight. It will put my stand up and ground skills to the test. I think it will be a good opportunity to showcase what I’ve been practicing this past year, which is Philippine boxing. It will be a great fight.”

It’s a huge fight for both middleweights. No question. The event will take place at the 02 Arena.

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