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Thiago Silva kicks off '11 the right way

Originally Published: January 2, 2011
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

Following a 364-day absence from the Octagon due to a back injury, Thiago Silva made a triumphant return Saturday with a unanimous decision win over Brandon Vera on the main card of UFC 125 in Las Vegas.

As long as his health allows it, Silva says it was the start to what will be a very active year in 2011.

"I just want to be healthy," Silva told ESPN.com when asked what his goals are for the new year. "I would like to fight three more times. Maybe even four."

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