UFC FN 40: Matt Brown Stops Erick Silva in Thrilling Headliner
By FCF Staff
Matt Brown made the most of his headliner status tonight at UFC Fight Night 40, as the rugged welterweight roared back to stop Erick Silva in an instant classic.
Early on in the fight it looked as though Brown’s six fight winning streak would come to an end, as Silva floored the contender with a punishing kick to the body. After defending several choke attempts, Brown managed to work his way out from under Silva, and proceeded to punish him with elbows and punches.
Brown was clearly the fresher fighter in round two, and although he continued to outscore Silva, the latter hung tough and landed a few hard shots. In round three, however, Brown was finally able to put away Silva, by finishing him off with a brutal flurry of strikes.
Here are the results from UFC FN 40, which was hosted by Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena.
Matt Brown def. Erick Silva via TKO (punches) R3, 2:11
Costas Philippou def. Lorenz Larkin via KO (punches) R1, 3:47
Daron Cruickshank def. Erik Koch via TKO (strikes) R1, 3:21
Neil Magny def. Tim Means via unanimous decision
Soa Palelei def. Ruan Potts via KO (punches) R1, 2:20
Chris Cariaso def. Louis Smolka via split decision
Ed Herman def. Rafael Natal via unanimous decision
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Darrell Montague via unanimous decision
Zak Cummings def. Yan Cabral via unanimous decision
Johnny Eduardo def. Eddie Wineland via TKO (punches) R1, 4:37
Nik Lentz def. Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision
Justin Salas def. Ben Wall via KO (punches) R1, 2:41
Albert Tumenov def. Anthony Lapsley via KO (punch) R1, 3:56