The UFC travels to the Brazilian capital city of Brasilia for the first time in company history for UFC Fight Night 51 on September 13, 2014. The event will be held at Ginasio Nilson Nelson and will air live on the streaming service UFC Fight Pass.

As it has been come common place now this card is full of Brazilian talent but not a lot of fighters that casual fans know. For most the only fight of note on this card is the main event between former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

There are some solid matchup on this card and all in all it should be a good night of fights but when it comes to laying some cash down there is only one fight worth discussion on this card.

Andrei Arlovski, +325 vs. Antonio Silva, -400

Arlovski and Silva are the kind of heavyweights that fight fans love to watch. They may get a little sloppy technically down the stretch when cardio starts to wear thin but they stand in the center of the cage and they throw heavy leather with bad intentions. Both men what to stop fights and both men are coming in to make a statement.

Arlovski wants to prove that he is still one of the best heavyweights in the world and he wants to get some revenge on Silva who beat him at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery in May of 2010. Arlovski is 7-1 with 1 No Contest in his last nine bouts and he has racked up four knockout victories.

Silva on the other hand wants to pick up a win over a quality opponent so he can get back into the title mix. With 13 knockouts in 18 victories Silva has the power to put anyone to sleep but he has showed a questionable chin at the same time; four of his five career losses have been knockouts.

This bout has some serious firework potential and I don’t see these two going to a decision for a second time. Someone is going to sleep on it is going to be violent.

The Play – Maybe its nostalgia talking but at +325 Arlovski is a live dog and worth the play.

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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.