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Stephan Bonnar: “I know I am going to get punched and kicked and I’m cool with that.”

UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar knows he can take a punch. However, he’s not so certain the same is true of pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva.

The two men are set to square off on Saturday night at UFC 153 where Bonnar will do his best to prove the odds wrong and pull off an upset unlike any fans have seen in some time. Entering the effort, “The American Psycho” is fully aware of the likelihood he’ll eat a number of shots throughout the tilt. Of course, he also plans on dishing out damage as well, and in the end he feels his aggression and pace could prove to be the end of Silva’s impressive winning streak.

“Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. I asked for a big name, and I got the biggest name in the sport. But he’s fighting me at my weight, 205 pounds, and that gives me an advantage. He’s not fought anyone who will come at him like I have,” explained Bonnar in an interview with the UFC. “He’s the most accurate striker in the sport, so I know I am going to get punched and kicked and I’m cool with that. But he’s going to get roughed up too. He’s getting punched and kicked – by a much bigger man.”

Neither Bonnar or Silva have ever been stopped by strikes in their respective careers, though “The Spider” does have two submission losses on his record. Each man is currently riding the momentum of a series of consecutive wins, as Bonnar has found success in three straight with Silva clocking in at sixteen in a row.