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UFC Fight Night 40: Matt Brown Vs. Erick Silva

ufc fight night 40

Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva

It’s time for our main event, as welterweights Matt Brown and Erick Silva square off.

Brown (18-11) has put together a six-fight win streak that includes five finishes. He has topped the likes of Mike Pyle, Jordan Mein, Mike Swick and Stephen Thompson during his run, pushing his overall UFC record to 11-5.

Silva (16-4) has gone 3-3 in his last six, but is coming off a TKO victory over Takenori Sato earlier this year. He has defeated Jason High and Charlie Brenneman during his current stretch, while falling to Dong Hyun Kim, Jon Fitch and Carlo Prater.

Round 1: And here we go. These two went nose-to-nose while being instructed. Brown comes out right after Silva, gets picked up and thrown down, but Brown reverses him. The crowd is into it and Silva lands a body kick and an uppercut. Silva hits him again and Brown is in trouble. Silva is hammering away, but Brown survives. Silva takes his back and works to secure a neck crank. He has hooks in and is working on loosening Brown up for the choke. Silva rolls and only has a neck crank at the moment, as the hand is around his chin. He breaks free for a moment with three minutes left. Brown breaks the hold, gets to his feet and goes right after Silva. Huge shot and he has Silva backing up. Brown is teeing off, knees to the head and Silva is rattled. Vicious elbows from Brown and the crowd is going nuts. Silva fires back and eats another knee to the body, followed by more elbows with a minute left in the round. They exchange head kicks. Brown drops Silva and throws him head first to the ground. Big kick to the body and another knee, followed by more elbows, from Brown. Brown with a big takedown to end this incredible and crazy round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Brown

Round 2: Brown picks up right where he left off, rocking Silva, who comes back with a kick. Brown is hurting from that, but Silva doesn’t attack. Instead, it’s Brown with a series of shots and another big knee to the body. One more to the head and elbows to the face. Brown is throwing everything he has at him. Brown catches him in the clinch and unloads with more huge knees. Silva is hurt, but he lands a body shot that hurts Brown. He can’t follow up and Brown recovers, taking him down. He locks up his arms and starts teeing off with rights in side control. Brown going for a triangle choke. He can’t get it and goes to the mount, teeing off on Silva with a minute left. Brown transitions to an armbar but it allows Silva to get up. He gets caught, though, and Brown has his head locked up. Silva gets free and these two are exhausted.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Brown

Round 3: Brown with a pair of hard lefts and he catches him against the fence again. More knees to the head and this one is close to getting stopped. Spinning back fist from Brown, who is showing everything he has. Silva breathing heavily as we approach three minutes left in this round. Brown with a massive elbow from the top and Silva is busted open. He’s landing big lefts from the top and Silva isn’t covering up. An elbow gets through and Silva curls up. Before more damage can be done, this one is called off.

Matt Brown def. Erick Silva via TKO (strikes) at 2:11 of Round 3