Matt Brown showed why he is a top contender at 170, he went in and dominated this entire fight. He was hurt early with a devastating body kick by Erick Silva in the first round, but came back to make Silva pay for that kick. He landed, punches, knees, kicks and takedowns, to make sure that was a memberable fight to say the least, the end came when Brown reigned down punches from the top position. Brown with more elbows and it cuts open Silva. Brown stands over him and throwing more leather, crazy pace, Herb Dean stops the fight, this one is over.
Matt Brown is coming into this fight with an 18-11 MMA record. He has 11 by KO, 5 by Submission and 2 coming by decision. However, he has lost 9 fights by submission and has never been knocked out. He is currently on a six fight winning streak with wins over Chris Cope via TKO back in February of 2012, a unanimous decision over Stephen Thompson at UFC 145 in April of 2012. In the summer of 2012 he beat Luis Ramos via TKO in the second round. He finished 2012 on a very positive note with a knockout win over Mike Swick in the second round. In April of 2013 he beat Jordan Mein in the 2nd round with a TKO victory and the finally when he fought last against Mike Pyle he made short work of him by knocking him out in 29 seconds in the first round.
Erick Silva is coming into this fight with a 16-4 MMA record. He has 4 wins by KO, 9 by submission and three by decision. He has been knocked out once in his career, and never has been submitted. He has had an up and down road in his last seven fights. He was on a four fight winning streak in 2010, but lost to Carlo Prater via DQ in the first round back in Jan of 2012. He beat Charlie Brenneman via Rear Naked Choke in the first round in June of 2012. He lost to Jon Fitch via unanimous decision in October of that year. He beat Jason High via Triangle Armbar in June of 203, and then lost to Dong Hyun Kim when he was knocked out in the second round. Finally, he lost this past Feb and beat Takenori Sato via knockout out in the first round.
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