On July 19th, UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva plans to waltz into the UFC light heavyweight division and leave its top competitors in his wake.
And that’s something that James “The Sandman” Irvin is taking personally.
While Silva may be terrorizing the ranks of the UFC and beyond with a Fedoresque air of invincibility, Irvin knows a thing or two about turning out the lights.
In fact, “The Sandman” has no qualms about trading punches with the Brazilian when they face off at UFC Fight Night 14 live from the The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada later this month.
Of Irvin’s 14 victories, ten have come by way of (T)KO, a staggering 71% - including a record-tying 8-second KO of Houston Alexander at UFC Fight Night 13.