Two quick finishes followed Edson Barboza’s head kick KO of Terry Etim at UFC 142, as Erick Silva had a 29-second TKO wiped from his record with a controversial disqualification against Carlo Prater, while Rousimar Palhares needed just 63-seconds to score another submission win over over Mike Massenzio.
Silva quickly dropped Prater with a knee to the body and followed with punches to the head for what looked to be a first-round TKO, but referee Mario Yamasaki disqualified Silva for punches to the back of the head. Replays showed two punches at most landing illegally while the majority connected to the side of Prater’s head.
Meanwhile, Palhares scored yet another leg lock submission, forcing Massenzio to tap to a heel hook just 63-seconds into the opening round.
UFC 142 is taking place on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes and Anthony Johnson vs. Vitor Belfort topping the card.
Pictured: Rousimar Palhares