Antonio Bigfoot Silva

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Bigfoot Silva will return to the cage this fall when he takes on Brett Martin at a Taura MMA occasion in Florida.

Combate was the primary to report that Bigfoot can be returning to motion in opposition to Martin, one of many prime heavyweight contenders in LFA. In keeping with the report, Bigfoot has signed a three-fight contract with Taura MMA and can make his promotional debut on October 30 when he takes on Martin in a featured heavyweight struggle in Kissimmee, Florida.

Bigfoot (19-12, 1 NC) is making his return to blended martial arts after three years away from the game. The 40-year-old Brazilian was as soon as one of many prime heavyweights within the sport and even holds notable wins over the likes of Alistair Overeem, Travis Browne, and Fedor Emelianenko. However he flamed out badly in MMA and took a protracted break from the game.

Between 2013 and 2017, Bigfoot went 1-8, 1 NC with seven knockout losses, together with a nasty five-fight shedding skid that noticed him get knocked out in brutal vogue in 4 of these fights. His lone win since 2013, when he fought Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight championship, is a TKO win over Soa Palelei in 2015.

After taking a break from MMA, Bigfoot competed in each GLORY kickboxing and in Naked Knuckle Preventing Championship, shedding by knockout to Rico Verhoeven and Gabriel Gonzaga in 2017 and 2019, respectively. He final competed in fight sports activities in October 2019 when he suffered a brutal KO loss to Gonzaga in BKFC.

Martin (8-1, 1 NC) is among the prime heavyweight prospects in North America proper now. The 26-year outdated American made his MMA debut in 2016 and has to this point racked up a pleasant report of 8-1 with 4 of these wins coming by stoppage. Nevertheless, he’s coming off of two straight wins through DQ in LFA after his opponents damage him with unlawful strikes.

He really went 4-Zero in 2019, so he has loads of momentum coming into this struggle. In his final outing at LFA 77, Martin would have gained the promotion’s heavyweight belt after his opponent misplaced through DQ. Nevertheless, as a result of Martin missed weight he was not eligible to win the belt. He has not competed since then.

This is a crucial struggle for each males as Bigfoot wants a win to point out he nonetheless has what it takes to compete in MMA whereas for Martin, a win over Bigfoot if he makes weight may very well be simply what he must punch his ticket to the UFC.

Who do you suppose wins, Bigfoot Silva or Brett Martin?