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Tonight the UFC 153 card will feature Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar, a "superfight" that will take place in the HSBC arena, Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro. The match as well as a number of exciting undercard matches can be watched through PPV as well as online through live stream (details below).
Bonnar, a light heavyweight fighter, steps into the Octagon as one of the biggest underdogs in MMA history and some are saying the fight will be a massacre.
"The UFC was very generous in this fight because it's so close to Halloween," said Multiple time world jiu-jitsu champion Renato Laranja, according to Opposing Views. "I think it's good that they put it close to there because I think it's gonna be a blood bath. It's gonna be like a massacre. You gonna watch a guy just to get his face beat up. That's OK. Every once in a while, you gotta throw the fans a bone."
Bonnar himself has admitted he is somewhat scared but he has promised to make it a difficult fight for the world's number one pound-for-pound fighter, "the Spider."
"I am going to be going through hell and he's coming with me," he said, according to MMA Fighting.
Bonnar is a roughly 7 to 1 underdog against Silva, with a record in mixed martial arts standing at 15-1 with a three-fight streak.
Meanwhile, Anderson Silva stands at 32-4 and has won 15 straight UFC fights, including 10 consecutive title defenses.
The entire fight card is set to start at 7 p.m. and some preliminary matches will be shown on the UFC Facebook. Other preliminary fights such as Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilian and Diego Brandao vs. Joey Gambino, among others, will begin to air live on FX at 8 p.m.
The main fight will go live on Pay-Per-View via cable, satellite, or internet live streaming feed at 10 p.m. ET.
See more details on the UFC 153 fight card:
205 lbs.: Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar
Main Card (Pay-per-view):
265 lbs.: Dave Herman vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado
170 lbs.: Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva
205 lbs.: Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado
170 lbs.: Demian Maia vs. Rick Story
"Prelims" Under Card (FX Channel):
145 lbs.: Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia
155 lbs.: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Gleison Tibau
145 lbs.: Diego Brandao vs. Joey Gambino
170 lbs.: Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte
"Prelims" Under Card (Facebook):
185 lbs.: Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi
155 lbs.: Reza Madadi vs. Cristiano Marcello