Thiago Silva. His nickname is unstoppable, but he doesn't use it much because it would take away the surprise of his game.
Silva is an absolute beast at 205 lbs. Saturday night is the biggest fight of his career against a man that has great defense, great counter-punching, and world class BJJ in Lyoto Machida. This is the ultimate test for Silva, but one that he should pass with relative ease if he is to contend for the long run in the light heavyweight division.
However, don't think for one moment that Silva is overlooking the hardest opponent of his career. His unblemished 13-0 record, against what is considered a weak history of opponents, does not change his mental preparation. The following is a listing of ways Silva has a chance of taking out Lyoto Machida come Saturday night.