Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is getting no tune-up opponent for his next fight.
The Next Fight
The former UFC title challenger will be taking on kickboxing and muay thai specialist Zabit Samedov. This proves to be another great test for Silva as Samedov has an incredible record of 102-9-1 in the ring.
Don’t letting the booking distract you. ‘Bigfoot’ been knocked out twice since June 13. It looks the moments of unconsciousness won’t hinder Silva from taking another big fight however. His bout with Samedov will take place in Azerbaijan under the MixFight Championship promotion.
A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Silva has seen better days in the fight game. He has hit a bit of a skid in recent times, losing his last 10 fights all over different combat sports. On top of all that, Silva has been knocked out 11 times out of his last 13 fights.
The string of knockouts has led Silva to be practically banned from fighting in the United States with the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) denying his license for health reasons.
Since Silva can’t keep going in the states, the Brazilian has gone internationally in seeking a fight. We’ll see if he prevails in his conquest when he meets Samedov.
Many overseas countries, like Azerbaijan, aren’t regulated by ABC, so licensing doesn’t matter. According to Alex Davis, Silva’s former manager, he and others tried to prevent him from fighting, but Silva successfully navigated his ship against the tides.
You cannot defend a man from his own self. I did my very best. The plan was for him to stop fighting 8 kos ago. He made the $. I let go at that point, could not be a part of this. But he always goes in with a big heart and never reminisces on a loss
You cannot defend a man from his own self. I did my very best. The plan was for him to stop fighting 8 kos ago. He made the $. I let go at that point, could not be a part of this. But he always goes in with a big heart and never reminisces on a loss— Alex Davis (@Alexdavismma) July 9, 2022