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Bigfoot Silva Looking To Declare His Presence In The UFC

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is set to make his UFC debut at UFC 146 in late May, taking on Roy “Big Country” Nelson on the all-heavyweight main card.

Having recently seen a three-fight streak — which included an upset win over Fedor Emelianenko — ended in dramatic fashion by Daniel Cormier, Silva needs a big win over Big Country to establish himself as a legitimate threat in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Speaking with MMAJunkie recently, Silva said that’s exactly what he intends to do.

“I will only concentrate on Roy – with the same determination I had with Fedor Emelianenko,” Silva said. “All I want to accomplish are good fights for my fans, and I want the UFC happy with me. I need to establish myself in the event. There is a long road to a title shot.

“I want to thank first of all God. I thank the UFC for giving me this opportunity, and I will always give my best when I enter that cage. I want to thank my managers, Alex Davis and Dan Lambert, ATT and Team Nogueira. I will be constantly looking for a knockout or a sub.”

UFC 146 goes down on May 26 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.