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There is life after the UFC. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva has found a new fight club, and he looks happier than ever.

Silva will fight in Ekaterinburg, Russia on November 18, where he'll take on Ivan Shtyrkov, who boasts a 4-0 record.

Silva, 19-10-1, was once one of the most feared heavyweight fighters in the MMA. He owns knockout victories over and . However, he struggled after the UFC banned testosterone replacement therapy, and tested positive for elevated testosterone levels after his classic 2013 fight with Mark Hunt, despite have a therapeutic use exemption (TUE).

Silva suffered knockout losses to Andrei Arlovski, Frank Mir, Mark Hunt, Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson during his UFC tenure.

Still, "Bigfoot" believes he has a lot of fight left in him. He parted ways with the UFC earlier this month, and has already lined up a fight.

Silva's 2013 battle with Mark Hunt will go down as one of the best fights in UFC history. Watch the dramatic announcement of the decision below and hear the fighter interviews.


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