“Anderson’s gonna do his little magic, Wing Chun, Bruce Lee bullsh*t. I’m gonna come in to fight.”
“I fight for my entire life and Wing Chun and Bruce Lee stuff saved my life the whole time inside the ring, inside the cage too,” Silva said. “I don’t like to talk too much. I like to go inside the ring and go inside the cage and do my job. I’m not here for disrespecting nobody. I grow up watching boxing and I trained in boxing for my entire life.”
“I watched it, Roy Jones Jr., Mr. Holyfield, and the other fighters. I come here to do my job, how much I love this sport, how much I love combat fights, and I’m here to do my job.”
The LEGENDS II EVANDER HOLYFIELD COMEBACK FIGHT set for SATURDAY, SEPT. 11, at 6:00pm from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and on Pay-Per-View.
Former Cruiserweight and Heavyweight Undisputed World Champion, EVANDER ‘THE REAL DEAL’ HOLYFIELD will battle Former UFC Heavyweight World Champion VITOR ‘THE PHENOM’ BELFORT in an eight-round clash. Holyfield considered to be the best Pound-for-Pound Heavyweight Champion alive today, squares off against Former Heavyweight UFC Champion Belfort who still holds the record for most knockouts in UFC history.
Co-featured at LEGENDS II, UFC Legends, ANDERSON ‘THE SPIDER’ SILVA from Sao Paolo, Brazil and ‘THE HUNTINGTON BEACH BAD BOY’ TITO ORTIZ will clash in an eight-round cruiserweight boxing match for combat sports supremacy, as well as an appearance from former POTUS, Donald Trump!
An expert in Muay Thai, Wing Chun and Boxing, Silva is primarily a stand-up fighter. Owner of numerous UFC offensive striking records, Silva is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the history of MMA and many consider him the best of all time.
A main attribute of Silva is his striking defense. In the UFC, he had a penchant for dodging opponent’s strike attempts after taunting them and having his guard down.
Silva’s striking accuracy, knockout power, technically vicious Muay Thai and Wing Chun ability to counterstrike makes him a danger to his opponents. Silva’s striking uses three major strengths: technical precision, the jab, and transitions and movement. Silva switches from southpaw to orthodox with little drop-off in effectiveness. Although it has been claimed that his ground game is not as good as his stand-up, Silva has submitted notable grapplers, including Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt Travis Lutter and Olympic alternate Chael Sonnen.
Wing Chun is a concept-based traditional Southern Chinese Kung fu style and a form of self-defence, also known as “beautiful springtime”, that requires quick arm movements and strong legs to defeat opponents. Softness (via relaxation) and performance of techniques in a relaxed manner is fundamental to Wing Chun. According to Ip Man, “Chi Sau in Wing Chun is to maintain one’s flexibility and softness, all the while keeping in the strength to fight back, much like the flexible nature of bamboo”. Notable practitioners of Wing Chun include Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee, Jackie Chan, Robert Downey Jr, and Anderson Silva.
Wing Chun favors a relatively high, narrow stance with the elbows close to the body. Within the stance, arms are generally positioned across the vitals of the centerline with hands in a vertical “wu sau” (“protecting hand” position). This style positions the practitioner to make readily placed deflections and fast-moving blows to vital striking points down the center of the body; neck, chest, belly and groin. Shifting or turning within a stance generally done on the heels, sometimes differing depending on lineage. Some Wing Chun styles discourage the use of high kicks because this risks counter-attacks to the groin. The practice of “settling” one’s opponent to brace them more effectively against the ground helps one deliver as much force as possible to them.
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