Michailidis is a former UFC middleweight who has faced off against the current 185lb champion, Alex ‘Poatan’ Pereira. His opponent, ‘Apollo’ Silva, is also a former UFC fighter, having gone 3-4-1 with wins over Efrain Escudero, Charlie Brenneman and Lewis Gonzalez.
Michailidis and Silva were competing in the Round of 16 in Oktagon’s one million euro Tipsport Gamechanger tournament. Whilst the fight was competitive throughout, Michailidis was the clear victor, having landed some of his signature kicks on Silva throughout the fight.
Silva did have success in the second round, appearing to come close to securing a submission at times. However, Michailidis survived, and now enters the quarter-finals of the million-euro tournament.