After two years away from action, Anderson Silva will make his much-anticipated return to the Octagon on February 10, 2019 against Israel Adesanya, which is set to co-headline UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia.
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion of the world has been sidelined for the past year after failing a United States Anti Drug Testing Agency (USADA)-administered drug test in October of 2017.
After USADA cleared “The Spider” of any wrong doing, he was hit with a one-year retroactive suspension, which made him eligible to return to the cage last November. His first test back after an extended break won’t be easy, as Adesanya is one of the most talented contenders in the division, winning all four of his UFC fights bringing his mint record to 15-0.
In preparation for the upcoming 185-pound collision, Silva — who last defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 208 in February of 2017 — is getting his body ready for a successful comeback and recently held a workout session for the media (via MMA Fighting) at his Spider Kick gym in Los Angeles, California.
“The Spider” looks ready, but will it be enough to hand “The Last Stylebender” his first-ever MMA loss?
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