Wanderlei Silva made his MMA return to Japan on Saturday night for UFC on Fuel 8. But it wasn't just Wanderlei Silva who returned and fought Brian Stann—Stann got locked in the cage with "The Axe Murderer."
The epic back-and-forth main event saw both men have their moments, with each dropping the other numerous times in the first round and a good-sized cut opening up on Stann's nose. Harnessing the glory from his Pride days, Silva eventually knocked out Stann in what can only be described as an early Fight of the Year candidate.
There was a lot of discussion that this could have been Silva's final fight if he were to lose, but this kind of victory certainly changes that discussion. So what's next for the former middleweight champion of Pride?
Here are three potential options for Silva going forward.