Ever since Daniel Cormier transitioned into MMA he’s had a lot of hype tied to him, but after the decorated wrestler took out “Bigfoot” Silva in 2011, things really kicked off…

The heavyweights fought in 2011, in what were the semifinals of Strikeforce’s heavyweight grand-prix. Cormier went on to win the tourney by decisioning Josh Barnett, and yadda, yadda, yadda, “DC” is now the UFC’s light-heavyweight champ.

You can watch the memorable Cormier-Silva bout below, which the UFC has posted in advance of the champ’s October 3rd bout with Alexander Gustafsson.

Silva, meanwhile, is coming off a stoppage win over Soa Palelei earlier this month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aGdjL-4IYg