"The Axe Murderer" rose to prominence while competing in Pride. He joined the UFC roster after the promotion acquired the assets of Pride.
"Japan has a different atmosphere, a different energy," Silva said. "I'll be tasting that energy again on March 3. I can only guarantee one thing to my opponent and to all of you who will be watching: you will see a Wanderlei full of disposition."
Silva added that he will be "testing Brian Stann's chin. I am feeling stronger, faster and more explosive. This fight will be a classic."
Silva (34-12-1) has alternated wins and losses in each of his last five fights, including a setback vs. Rich Franklin earlier this year. He is a former Pride middleweight champion, and also won the 2003 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix.
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