I echo many other posters... Too bad we have to wait so long.
BUT, I still think Machida will school Silva.
This is a rough way to introduce Thiago to fighting contenders IMO. The guy has looked really good against a bunch of guys that aren't that great... At all.
However Machida has already dealt with fighters like Franklin, Sokky, Ortiz, Penn...
I'm not completely sold on Thiago. I need to see how he does against some top guys. Seeing him lose against Machida won't tell me much as all of Machida's opponents in the UFC have looked like ass against him.
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