Round 1: Overeem takes the center of the cage. He inches forward. He switches his stance. They clinch. Overeem presses Silva against the cage. Overeem lands a knee to the body. Silva spins and separates. Overeem moves in with a left to the body. He presses Silva against the cage. They separate. Overeem lands a right hand and a knee to the body. Overeem delivers more knees to the body. They separate. Silva clinches. Overeem turns him and lands a knee to the body. Overeem has Silva pressed against the cage. He works knees to the legs and midsection of Silva. Overeem backs away. Overeem has his hands down. He lands a right hand and a hard knee to Silva’s body. Overeem delivers a hard outside leg kick. Overeem is standing in front of Silva with his hands down to his sides. They clinch. Overeem works knees to the body and legs. Overeem lands a hard knee to the body and separates. Silva misses and Overeem counters with an uppercut. They clinch and Overeem lands a knee to the body at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Overeem.
Round 2: Overeem steps in with his jab. Silva lands an outside leg kick. They exchange right hands. Overeem clinches and takes Silva to the ground. Overeem lands in side control. Silva lands an elbow from the bottom. Overeem stands and lands a big shot to the body. Overeem works the body and head of Silva. Overeem continues to land to the body of Silva. Overeem stands and drops back in Silva’s guard. Overeem stands and delivers a solid right hand. Two minutes remain in the round. Overeem controls Silva on the ground. He postures and lands hooks to the body. Overeem stands and referee Herb Dean stands Silva up. Silva lands a knee inside the clinch. Silva got Overeem’s attention. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Overeem.
Round 3: They meet at the center of the cage. Overeem lands a knee to the body. Silva fires back, landing a combination. Silva lands and uppercut. Overeem is hurt. Silva lands another right hand. Overeem is out on his feet. Silva continues to hit him. Overeem collapses to the canvas. Silva wins by KO!
The official time of the knockout was 25 seconds into the third round.