First, let me say that I”m glad that Mirko Cro Cop isn’t fighting Badr Hari, because that fight could only end in an ugly knockout loss for Mirko. Thankfully, that fight hasn’t been made, but a new one versus Anderson Braddock Silva has been made. And, no, this is a different Anderson Silva than the one who currently dominates the UFC middleweight division.
I honestly have no idea who this guy is, and when I first saw the name I idiotically became excited, because I thought that Anderson “Spider” Silva had suddenly, magically signed with K1, haha.
Well Anderson Braddock Silva is a Brazilian who seems like a good, but not great kickboxer. He knocked out Stefan Leko (who hasn’t?) and he lost twice to Mourad Bouzidi. Bouzidi, if you remember, lost brutally via knockout to Badr Hari.
Silva seems to have a soft body and a decent headkick, but obviously he will be an easy win for Badr Hari, who will no doubt advance on May 27th when they fight.
Below is a video of Anderson Silva looking good against sub-par competition. On a side-note Badr Hari claims that he will continue pursuing his boxing career. I’m not so sure about that. I will write another post about my thoughts on that within the next couple of days. For now, enjoy the video! One of the commentators sounds like a leprechaun when he gets excited!