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Thiago Silva vs Batraz Agnaev update news
No matter how troubled a fighter may be, he or she will still land somewhere. In the case of UFC veteran Thiago Silva, somewhere has turned out to be the Absolute Championship Berkut light heavyweight throne. The Brazilian’s championship will be on the line in the main event of ACB’s 65th edition when he meets undefeated Russian Batraz Agnaev.
Silva’s story is full of odd twists and turns. He’s dealt with back injuries, failed drug tests, attempts to cheat at those drug tests, and, of course, arrests and SWAT situations. These transgressions all added up to a UFC release and a vow from UFC President Dana White that Silva would never again appear in the UFC. While the UFC has made good on this promise, Silva has gone on to fight under the World Series of Fighting, Akhmat Fight Show and ACB banners. Once a rising UFC light heavyweight contender, the 34-year-old lost his first two post-UFC bouts. However, he has righted the ship to pick up three recent wins, including decisions over veterans Stav Economou and Jared Torgeson (for the ACB crown) and a knockout finish of fellow UFC alum Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. Silva lives and dies by the knockout — he has finished 13 foes via strikes, but also suffered three knockout losses.
Thiago Silva vs Batraz Agnaev Analysis
Agnaev, who only has three pro fights under his belt, is at a severe disadvantage in the experience category. However, the Russian is coming off a very impressive knockout finish of longtime Swedish standout Max Nunes. The victory signaled Agnaev’s arrival in the ACB after he spent the early portion of his career in the M-1 Challenge organization. The Alexander Nevsky protege has a boxing base and has claimed victory in the first round of all three of his pro fights.
The Silva of old would have torn through an inexperienced rival like Agnaev with ease. However, the modern-day Silva is no longer the same fierce world-beater. The Brazilian’s recent losses came via knockout to Teddy Holder and Marcus Sursa, and he went the distance in a victory over Matt Hamill, who was already in the midst of a steep decline, and recent opponents Economou and Torgeson. Silva might be the current champ in ACB, but he’s far from untouchable.
Thiago Silva vs Batraz Agnaev Predections
Agnaev displayed extreme composure against Nunes. The Russian was strong on the feet, fending off the Swede’s kicks, but he lacked the wrestling ability to avoid takedowns. On a positive note, Agnaev quickly bounced back to his feet after the first takedown and managed a sweep from his back that marked the beginning of the end for Nunes, who eventually suffered a separation from his senses via Agnaev’s huge ground-and-pound strikes.
Silva looked sluggish in his win over Torgeson, whereas Agnaev appeared to be fast and light on his feet versus Nunes. Despite Silva’s black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the UFC vet doesn’t seem eager to engage in any grappling unless his opponent forces the issue. He’d be well served to change this approach against Agnaev, who can easily be taken to the canvas. If Silva opts to stand, which is a safe assumption, Agnaev brings a more technical and swift attack that can carry him to victory on the scorecards. So if you really want to watch Silva vs Agnaev free stream, ACB 65 live stream then you should download FITE TV apps from here now.