When your opponent has been guaranteed something and you haven't, that provides extra motivation for you whether you want to admit it or not. That is what Antonio Silva is feeling heading into tomorrow night, when he will square off against Alistair Overeem at UFC 156.
Dana White stated yesterday that if Overeem gets by Silva, he will get the next title shot against heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. For Silva, nothing has been guaranteed.
Silva already lost to Velasquez last year at UFC 146, but rebounded and defeated Travis Browne at UFC on FX 5 last October. People aren't really giving Silva a chance tomorrow night, so let's take a look and see why you should cheer for the Brazilian against Overeem.