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TUF Brazil 3 Finale: Ernest Chavez Vs. Elias Silverio

tuf brazil 3 finale

Ernest Chavez vs. Elias Silverio

Our first of two lightweight fights hits the Octagon now, as Ernest Chavez and Elias Silverio meet in a battle of undefeated fighters.

Chavez (7-0) owns three knockout wins, while Silverio (10-0) also has stopped three opponents.

Round 1: Chavez getting off nice combos to start, peppering Silverio with lefts and rights. Chavez mixing up his strikes, attacking the body and head. Silverio shoots for a takedown, but doesn’t put much effort behind it and is denied. Good knees to the body by Silverio, as Chavez ties him up with a body lock. Silverio seems to have found his range, landing a spinning attack and another shot to the lead leg. Some limping by Chavez and he eats a right hand to the face. Glancing blow off a head-kick by Silverio and he forces Chavez to clinch.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Silverio

Round 2: Silverio has opened a cut on the forehead of Chavez while they are against the fence, and the ref has seen enough and separates them. Chavez shoots again for the takedown, and now that they are apart, the cut appears to be around the mouth. Right hand from Silverio lands and rocks Chavez, followed by a jab. Two straight kicks to the body by Silverio and he is on point with his striking, but eats a left to the nose. Silverio hits him with a kick and has him hurt, as Chavez was almost to the point of doubling over. More knees to the body by Silverio.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Silverio

Round 3: Heavy breathing by Chavez and he looks gassed to start this round, almost struggling to move around. However, he’ll get some time to recover after a groin strike lands. Spinning back kick by Silverio lands to the upper arm region of Chavez, and a glancing blow off a head-kick. Good exchange as we go under three minutes left and Silverio goes back to the kicks and jabs. Silverio goes for a takedown, secures it and gets in the hooks. Moments later and this one is all over, as he scores with a rear-naked choke.

Elias Silverio def. Ernest Chavez via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:21 of Round 3