James Irvin (14-4-1) prepares for his upcoming light heavyweight match with UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. In this Spike.com exclusive Irvin talks about his preparation for the match.
(Nicknamed “The Sandman,” Irvin, has a propensity for putting his opponents to sleep in dynamic fashion. His flying knee against Terry Martin in August 2005 at UFC 54 is legendary and his aforementioned knockout of Alexander tied the record for fastest knockout in UFC history. Fighting out of Sacramento, CA, Irvin has won four out of his last five UFC bouts but was recently scratched from UFC 85 in June after suffering a broken foot. A victory over the undefeated Silva would certainly be the career highlight thus far for the 29 year-old slugger.
The match will be broadcast live everywhere Saturday, July 19 at 9:00pm ET/ 6:00pm PT) on Spike TV.Emanating from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV,