UFC 156    February 2, 2013
Alistair Overeem vs Fabricio Werdum
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Antonio Silva is not fast, so when he shoots with a quick takedown, it's surprising. Realistically, though, he's slower than a lot of UFC heavyweights, including Alistair Overeem. It's going to be very difficult for Silva to accomplish anything here. Overeem has greater hand speed and more versatility in his standup. We've seen when Silva goes against elite opponents, his best strategy is taking them down, but Overeem has phenomenal takedown defense and he won't follow Silva to the floor willingly. Overeem sometimes keeps his hands low and Silva can be a hard hitter, but that's the only concern, and it's not a big one.