On Saturday, Sept. 13, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2 from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil.
In the night’s main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski sought revenge against former title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The pair met previously at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery in 2010 with the Brazilian Silva earning a unanimous decision victory. Arlovski had fought 10 times since that bout, winning seven. The Belarusian returned to the UFC in June, earning a questionable split decision over Brendan Schaub. Silva, meanwhile, had been out of action since UFC Fight Night 33 where he fought Mark Hunt to a draw. The Brazilian failed his post-fight drug test following the event and was suspended.
The co-main event of the evening featured a lightweight contest between veteran Gleison Tibau and Poland’s Piotr Hallman. Tibau was last in action in July, edging out Pat Healy by decision. Hallman was also in action over the summer, submitting well-traveled veteran Yves Edwards in June.
The 11-fight card kicked off Saturday at 5:45 p.m. ET with five preliminary card bout streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. The six-fight main card followed at 8 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Silva and Arlovski comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).
UFC Fight Pass Main Card
Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
Piotr Hallmann vs. Gleison Tibau
Efrain Escudero vs. Leonardo Santos
Wendell Oliveira vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Iuri Alcantara vs. Russell Doane
Jessica Andrade vs. Larissa Moreira Pacheco
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Dashon Johnson vs. Godofredo Pepey
Igor Araujo vs. George Sullivan
Leandro Silva vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Sean Spencer vs. Paulo Thiago
Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya
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