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Anderson Silva believes 'dynamic' Brunson will be a 'good test' for him

Anderson Silva looks forward to meeting Derek Brunson at UFC 208.

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As former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, prepares to take on Derek Brunson next month, he told Sportv what he thinks of the match-up. Not only does the 41-year old Silva believe experience will be on his side, but he will like to test himself against the well-rounded Brunson.

"He's very young and that helps a lot. But we don't usually focus on an opponent's strong suits, we look for their weak spots. We need to be very careful around him, because he's so dynamic. He has very good wrestling, so we are training a lot of ground techniques and we are working on what I do best. Footwork, movement and using my experience.

“My patience and timing will help me focus on my specialty, which is my striking. It'll be a very interesting fight to test everything we have been drilling and training over the years. He's so dynamic and never stands still."

Anderson Silva will meet Derek Brunson at UFC 208, on February 11, in New York. The card will be headlined by the inaugural female featherweight title fight, between former bantamweight champion, Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie.

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