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Thiago Silva, left, trades punches with Brandon Vera during their UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts match Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Silva won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Thiago Silva, left, trades punches with Brandon Vera during their UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts match Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Silva won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)