UFC 156: 5 Lessons Fighters Can Learn from Bigfoot Silva's Upset Win

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UFC 156: 5 Lessons Fighters Can Learn from Bigfoot Silva's Upset Win
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As great a victory as defeating Alistair Overeem was for Antonio “Big Foot” Silva, when looking at the bout honestly we can clearly see this is more of a case of what Overeem did wrong as opposed to what Silva did right.

Silva took advantage of nearly every opportunity Overeem gave him, showing himself as the only man in the cage who came to win, and when showing up is half the battle, fighting to win can carry a man the rest of the way.

Overeem showed up, but as he plodded about the ring, he seemed more like an absentee landlord than a man wanting to make good on the biggest opportunity of his life.

So, what lessons can be learned from such a fight?

Well, there were some obvious mistakes made by Overeem and some good decisions made by Silva that speak to everyone, even those of us sitting in armchairs.

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