Few fans outside of Brazil are giving UFC heavyweight Antonio Silva more than a sliver of a shot at beating champion Cain Velasquez in tonight’s main event at UFC 160 and understandably so. After all, “Bigfoot” was beaten senseless by Velasquez last Memorial Day Weekend and it isn’t as though his overall skill-set has changed in a year.
However, Silva could care less about what others think and is still extremely confident entering the rematch. Not only is he coming off an impressive knockout of Alistair Overeem, but Silva has shown time and time again he can put opponents to sleep if he lands a solid shot.
“I put my hand on his face because it’s there I’m gonna target…there I’m gonna knock him out,” said Silva in an interview with Fuel TV when asked about his stance during his staredown with Velasquez at the weigh-ins. “It’s definitely my time right now.”
Silva is 18-4 with thirteen knockouts and another three submissions notched on his record. In addition to Overeem, the 33-year old holds past victories over Andrei Arlovski, Travis Browne, and Fedor Emelianenko.
The full interview with Silva can be seen below: