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Report: Wanderlei Silva To Drop To Middleweight

After being on the wrong side of another brutal KO, Wanderlei Silva appears set to cut down to middleweight.

His most recent loss to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is the third time the former PRIDE champion has been knocked out in his past five fights; a span that includes four losses and was apparently the impetus for the move.

Silva has often fought under the 205 limit and is considered smallish for a light-heavyweight, making a move to middleweight a feasible proposition and one that would see him become an instant contender.

The ferocious Brazilian will be in new territory battling fighters smaller than himself. Silva has often taken on fighters much bigger including, Mirko Cro Cop, Kazuyuki Fujita, and Mark Hunt.

If he brings his trademark power and ferocity along with him to 185lbs. then he’ll be a scary proposition for any middleweight, including current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.