Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva
Round 1: Silva was on the attack early. Werdum charged Silva, and Silva pushed Werdum against the cage and started wailing away at him. It looked like it was going to be over for a second. Silva let Werdum back to his feet. He continued to dominate Werdum. Werdum hit Silva with a big right hand, which barely fazed Silva. Silva pressed Werdum against the cage and landed a big elbow and some strikes. Werdum got back to his feet as the round came to a close. Great first round, FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva.
Round 2: Werdum came out swinging, but Silva caught him with a big left hook that floored him. Silva went to the ground, but Werdum managed to roll Silva over and get on top. Werdum passed Silva’s guard, but Silva was able to get back to his feet. Silva and Werdum clinched against the cage and Werdum took Silva down and got in his guard. Werdum passed and worked to secure a kneebar, but Silva escaped as the round came to a close. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Werdum.
Round 3: Werdum and Silva clinched against the cage, and Silva was able to break away. Werdum scored a big takedown and got on the back of Silva and started landing punches to the side of Silva’s head. Werdum went for a rear-naked choke, but Silva broke free and got up to his feet. They clinched against the cage and Silva started teeing off with several strikes, and Werdum responded with getting Silva in a thai clinch and landing knees. Werdum was able to score another takedown and scored more shots to the side of Silva’s head. He got in Silva’s half guard, got full mount and started landing hammer fists and kept Silva at bay as the round came to a close. Good opening fight, FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Werdum.
Winner via unanimous decision (all judges scored it 29-28): Fabricio Werdum