Training with Anderson Silva at Team Nogueira

Fans are expecting a fantastic match-up between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman in UFC 162 middleweight main event. Silva will defend his middleweight title against Weidman who         comes to the Octagon unbeaten for nine consecutive matches. This amazing fight will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 6, 2013.

What fans don’t know is that the road to any fight is not easy. Fighters need to prepare weeks or even months for their fight. In the case of the champ Silva, he is taking his latest challenge very, very seriously. Weidman is technically younger than him and probably quicker than him which is why Silva needs to train double this time.

And when it comes to training champions, Team Nogueira is the home of the most popular and the most impressive fighters in MMA. Silva has trained together with fighters like Erick Silva, Rafael Cavalcante and Anderson “Braddock” Silva. Each one had great stories as they trained and bonded with “The Spider” Silva for his training.

Erick Silva admits that as he trained with someone who is called the pound-for-pound king of MMA, he was able to develop himself personally. “Anderson trains hard,” he admitted. “We were already in the final phase of our training for the UFC [in] Fortaleza, yet you say how the training went. He trained for five rounds without stopping, lowering his guard, doing those crazy things he does and giving us all a hard time.”

Cavalcante on the other hand mentioned that Silva was a “phenomenon.” The fighter continued to tell his experience: “In reality, he’s never not training. What’s amazing is that he’s totally unpredictable, lowers his guard, absorbs the blows and suddenly attacks you where you least expect it. He proved a tough workout for all of us.”

The younger Silva meanwhile only had his first sparring with “The Spider” and he mentions: “I only went one round with him – he had already gone four in a row – but I really could see that he’s everything people say about him. In addition to moving and defending very well, he’s unpredictable.”

UFC 162 is just a few days away and fans are already making their best guess on the winner. Will Silva defend his crown or will Weidman prove that he is the new middleweight king that all fighters should be afraid of?

Miller versus Gamburyan on UFC on Fox Sports 1 Rua versus Sonnen

 Miller versus Gamburyan

UFC on Fox Sports 1 fight featuring a light heavyweight match-up between Mauricio Rua versus Chael Sonnen has added another duo that will join them in Boston, TD Garden in August 17, 2013. UFC has added lightweights Cole Miller and Manny Gamburyan who will keep the crowd on their feet as they wait for the night’s main event.

But Miller and Gamburyan are not just your average lightweights; these fighters have had their share of wins and fantastic matches. Cole “Magrinho” Miller returns after resting for a month, we last saw him submitting Bart Palaszewski at the UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in April 13, 2013. The 29- year old fighter from Augusta, Georgia landed a rear-naked choke on Palaszewski in just 4 minutes and 23 seconds of round one. This was his 19th win since he turned professional in 2005. Miller only has 7 losses. His recent win in April was his comeback after losing back to back in 2012; he lost to Steven Siller at UFC on Fox 2 and Nam Pham in UFC on Fox 4.

Manny “The Anvil” Gamburyan on the other hand is a 32 year old fighter from North Hollywood, California. He has a spectacular record of 12 wins and just 7 losses in his professional career. His last fight was a win over Michihiro Omigawa at UFC on Fox 4 last August 2012 via unanimous decision. This was a win that he needed after losing three fights in a row against fighters like Diego Nunes, Tyson Griffin and Jose Aldo. He is an impressive fighter even from the start of his professional career which was evident even when he was just in Kage Kombat, Reality Submission Fighting, KOTC and WEC. Miller and Gamburyan fans will absolutely love to wait for their fighters on the octagon however they still need to wait for about a month or two from now since this Boston event is scheduled on August of this year.

Aside from Miller and Gamburyan, other impressive fighters who will grace the event are Alistair Overeem, Travis Browne, Urijah Faber, Michael McDonald, Thiago Alves, Iuri Alcantara, Brad Pickett and Matt Brown to name a few. And since it is too early to be certain about the event, fans are recommended to stand by for more official UFC announcements these coming weeks.