Erick Silva vs. Takenori Soto
Our second straight welterweight bout will feature Erick Silva welcoming Takenori Soto to the UFC.
Silva (15-4) is coming off a knockout loss at the hands of Dong Hyun Kim, which dropped him to 3-3 inside the Octagon. He has earned three finish victories, including submissions over Jason High and Charlie Brenneman.
Soto (17-8-7) is unbeaten in his last 10 fights, including eight wins and two draws.
Round 1: Silva has the shortest fight time among active UFC fighters and is a huge favorite. That should lead to a quick finish, right? Sato trying to grab a leg and Silva is just hammering him with rights. Silva pounding away and the ref tells him to defend. Two more shots and this one is all over, as Silva has proven the bettors right.
Erick Silva def. Takenori Sato via KO (strikes) at :52 of Round 1