Our coverage of UFC on FUEL TV 10 continues with our recap of tonight’s light heavyweight clash between Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante and Thiago Silva. Silva would pick up a crucial victory by defeating Cavalcante in devastating fashion.
Silva Crushes ‘Feijao’
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante and Thiago Silva promised fireworks when they met tonight in Fortaleza and they did not disappoint. “Feijao” would rip away for the majority of the round with power strikes that were mostly defended by Silva. The Blackzilian would defend the power strikes and waited out the former Strikeforce champion. As “Feijao” gassed, Silva turned up the heat and crumpled his fellow Brazilian with powerful uppercuts. The knockout victory apparently squashed the beef that only Silva seemed to know about.
Silva will now need to pass a drug test to get his first upheld victory since defeating Keith Jardine at UFC 102.
Rd. 1- No touch of gloves in this one. Feijao looking to land early as Silva evades. Feijao is launching bombs and just missing right now. Legkick by Silva. Big Right hook to left hook by Feijao. Jab by Silva. Feijao evades a big combo by Silva. Jab by Feijao. Spinning attack by Feijao and a big combo just misses. Nice counter hook by Silva and he doubles up on the legkicks. Silva waves Feijao on and lands a big combo. Big punches rock a gassed Feijao and that’s it. Silva celebrates and flicks off his downed opponent.
Thiago Silva def. Rafael Cavalcante via KO (strikes) at 4:29 of Round 1