UFC news: Conor McGregor vs Anderson Silva simulation on EA Sports UFC 3 ends in submission

A YouTuber has simulated a fight between Anderson Silva and Conor McGregor after the pair ‘agreed to fight’ on Twitter, and it ends with a stunning second-round submission.

The bout starts evenly, with both fighters landing some big blows. However, Silva’s height and reach advantage allows him to tag McGregor more as the round goes on.

Towards the end of the first round, both fighters start to unleash powerful combinations, with ‘Notorious’ landing a spinning back-kick and Silva landing a solid hand combination.

McGregor even manages to land a huge kick to Silva’s head, defying his height and weight disadvantages.

The second round begins with the Irishman being caught by a massive kick, forcing him to cover up and ride out Silva’s punches. Silva manages to knock his opponent to the ground before landing a huge elbow to the face.

The veteran Brazilian then manages to get McGregor into a guillotine choke, holding his opponent there before he eventually taps out midway through the second round.

The fight, simulated by YouTuber Taco Tuesdey, shows what could happen if McGregor decides to move up weight classes to face the veteran.

The pair seemingly ‘agreed’ to fight via social media earlier this week.

Silva posted a picture of himself and McGregor on Instagram, captioning it: “I have immense admiration for the great athlete that Conor is and I believe that a super fight would go down in the history of the sport.”

McGregor was quick to reply on Twitter, posting a picture of himself and Silva with the simple caption: “I accept.”

McGregor has not fought since his first-round knockout win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January. The Irishman has also been linked with a crossover fight against Manny Pacquiao, as well as a rematch against his rivals Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz.

Silva’s last fight was against Jared Cannonier in 2019, which he lost via first-round knockout. At 45 years of age, Silva is highly unlikely to step foot back inside the Octagon, but a fight with McGregor could be too hard to turn down.

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