UFC gives Anderson Silva a tomato can to fight in front of his home fans while he waits for GSP
Silva, the longtime middleweight champ, will move up to light heavyweight and fight Stephan Bonnar, best known for his loss to Forrest Griffin in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter season 1.
Bonnar is coming off a 3-fight win streak, but is still nothing more than a journeyman in the 205 lb. division.
Still, he's known as a guy who will take any fight at any time, and will give the fans an exciting show.
That might be where the UFC was coming from when they scheduled this fight, since Silva figures to be the overwhelming favorite.
This fight doesn't really do anything for Silva's career, except confirm what we already know: He's the far superior fighter. It will be a complete shock if Bonnar is even able to make the fight competitive.
The co-main event will be up-and-coming light heavyweight Glover Teixeira against Fabio Maldonado. Teixeira is on a 16-fight win streak, and rolled through Kyle Kingsbury in his UFC debut.
Every fight on the card has at least one Brazilian fighter, so it's obvious that the UFC is doing their best to put on a show that the Brazilian fans will truly love.
Silva's fight with Bonnar will be a good time for them, since it's a virtual guarantee that Silva will win, setting him up nicely for a superfight with Georges St. Pierre after GSP takes on Carlos Condit at UFC 154.
What do you think about this Silva-Bonnar fight? Good idea, or waste of time?