Brian Stann will return to the light heavyweight division at UFC on Fuel TV 8 upon the request of Wanderlei Silva, who no longer felt the need to cut to 185 pounds given that his career is beginning to wind to an end.
Both fighters are coming off of losses in their most recent fights, with Stann being outclassed by Michael Bisping and Silva coming up short in a five-round battle with Rich Franklin.
Despite their recent setbacks, Stann and Silva have a reputation of entertaining and are still dangerous opponents for a lot of light heavyweight and middleweights alike.
In addition to the 205-pound main event, UFC on Fuel TV 8 in Tokyo, Japan will feature a number of pivotal bouts across many weight divisions. Let's take a look at some of the keys to victory for each of the main card competitors.