Silva and Cavalcante were friendly at one point in their careers but saw the relationship deteriorate as each went their separate ways. When they finally faced off over the summer, the tension between the two was palpable and helped produce one of the year’s most memorable match-ups. Silva and Cavalcante came out swinging, giving many fans reason to believe a knockout finish was all but guaranteed. Their inclination would prove to be an accurate one, as Silva blasted Cavalcante in the final minute of the first frame and settled his score with “Feijao” as definitively as possible.
The UFC invaded Brazil this year with full force after some past forays into the fight-friendly country, scheduling a slew of shows including next week’s lineup for UFC Fight Night 29. With a November stop in the South American hub also set for November, it doesn’t appear the organization will be slowing things down anytime soon either. However, instead of focusing on either future event, let’s look back at some of the other excellent offerings delivered inside the Octagon with a Brazilian backdrop since the calendar turned to 2013. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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