Posted by chickmagnet
Almeida has a way better chance against Silva than Cote. Cote has a really good chin but so does Leben and we know what happened then.
Almeida could have a chance against Silva if he got him to the ground and pulls off a submission.
Almeida does have a good shot against Silva, and if he doesn't pull it off, I think another guy with great jiu-jitsu and good wrestling can (Maia, Palhares, Leites, Jacare). Easier said than done, but Lutter had Silva mounted, and Marquardt was close to passing Silva's guard, which is what you have to do to beat him.
I doubt anyone can k.o. Silva or win a five-round decision, so somebody is gonna have to take him down quickly and finish the fight via sub/tko. I think there are a few potential threats at middleweight for Silva, but I wouldn't mind seeing him move to 205 either.