Round 1: Big knee from Silva and then goes for a little ground and pound. Another strong knee as Brenneman clinches and tries for the takedown. Quick pace set early on. Brenneman gets him down and Silva goes for a finger four leglock but loses it quickly. Brenneman will need to take this to the mat against an explosive Silva. Nice right hand followed by a takedown attempt as he changes levels beautifully. Has not been able to get Silva to the ground for more than a moment, however. Brenneman has the over under before referee stands them up. Silva keeping hands low, stalking Brenneman. Silva has Brenneman turtled up and goes in for the hooks. Silva secures the choke and gets the tap.
Erick Silva defeated Charlie Brenneman via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:33 in the first round.
Impressive performance from Silva who delivers Brenneman’s first submission defeat. His sheer athleticism continues to amaze.