Las Vegas, NV — Bruno Silva plans on stealing his fellow Brazilian’s hype on Saturday.
Brazilian on Brazilian violence goes down at UFC Vegas 50. Silva (22-6) looks to extend his seven-fight win streak by taking on one of the most hyped middleweights in some time, Glory Kickboxing double champ Alex Pereira.
Pereira, one of the best kickboxers on the planet, holds two victories over the current UFC middleweight champion in kickboxing, and because of that, his hype is through the roof.
Silva, who has knocked all three of his opponents out in the UFC, is planning on stealing all of his Pereira’s hype.
“Absolutely, [I will steal his hype with a win], that’s one of the reasons why I took this fight. According to Alex, 15 guys turned him down, and I was crazy No. 16. A lot of guys have fear. I have fear, but I’m brave, so I will fight him,” Silva told Cageside Press during UFC Vegas 50 media day on Wednesday.
While most of the MMA world thinks “Blindado” should try and use his grappling to take Pereira down to the ground to avoid his world-class striking, Silva disagrees. He will use it if he needs to, but he wants to knock out his opponent.
“There is no way to make history if you are not brave enough. So you guys are not going to see me fighting like Khabib [Nurmagomedov] or Damian Maia. If I have to, I will, but I’m going to look for another knockout,” Silva said.
Silva vs. Pereira kicks off the UFC Vegas 50 main card.
Watch the full UFC Vegas 50 media day appearance from Bruno Silva above. More coverage can be found below. The event takes place this Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Apex in Las Vegas, NV.