UFC Fight Night 40 Results: Matt Brown TKOs Erick Silva, Calls for Title Shot

May 11, 2014
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Matt Brown vs Erick SilvaMatt Brown scored a technical knockout of Erick Silva in the third round of the main event at UFC Fight Night 40 on Saturday in Cincinnati.

Brown relentlessly pursued Silva, landing a number of strikes and earning the TKO at the 2:11 mark of the round.

“I just did what I do,” Brown said. “I didn’t even think it was that good of a fight. I didn’t feel my best tonight. It’s my first main event in my home state …  The pressure got to me a little bit, but once I started feeling the grove of the fight I start pulling things together.”

The intense fight began with Brown pressing forward with a head kick. Silva avoided damage and later landed a body kick that dropped Brown. Silva pursued to the ground and worked relentlessly to secure a rear-naked choke, but Brown escaped and returned to the feet where he landed a barrage of strikes and easily controlled the pace. He then took Silva down to finish out the round on the floor.

Brown continued his punishment of Silva in the second round, landing punches, elbows and knees. Silva countered with looping punches in moments, at one point landing a punch to the body that made Brown wince in pain. He recovered, however, and brought Silva to the floor where he secured mount, landed punches and attempted submissions. Silva escaped and worked into Brown’s guard in the last moments of the round.

Silva was unable to last against Brown’s attack on the feet, eating elbows and knees before being taken down again. With his opponent on his back, Brown landed punch after punch before Silva rolled over and covered his face, unable to further defend himself.

Following the announcement as the winner, Brown called to the crowd to help lobby for a title shot.

“Who do you want to see fight for a title next?” he said. “Right there’s the man to talk to. Tell him what you want,” Brown added, pointing at UFC President Dana White.

With the win in the main event, Brown is now tied for the second longest active winning streak in the UFC at seven.

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  • Dragon Kid

    He’s gonna lose to a top 10 guy!

    • TheCerealKiller

      Just like Cigano.

      • Dragon Kid

        JDS has only lost to one top 10 guy and smashed the rest.

        • Gabriel Miranda

          he got mopped by cain.. i like cigano alot but i dont think he will ever be the same again. there was no gain from his loss.. 2X

          • Dragon Kid

            Cain went to sleep after one punch. it took Cain 10 rounds before he finished JDS and JDS knocked himself out and u know it. He’ll come back strong I reckon.

          • This guyyyy

            Lol who you kiddin? I love Cigano too but Cain’s beat that ass the last 2 fights.

          • Dragon Kid

            He beat Bigfoot twice too and Silva had an awesome fight with Hunt after. JDS came back from the first loss and KO’ed Hunt. No other top 10 guy could’ve done that. Dos Santos will be fine.

          • Gabriel Miranda

            nonbody is denying that fact. alls i am saying is JDS just doesnt have cain’s number..there is no lucky punch , cigano beat cain fair. but cain really hurt JDS very badly. they will never fight again.. plus cain is so far up the stream. the HW division is the weakest of all of them. werdum is more a threat

          • Dragon Kid

            If JDS can rack up a few wins along with working his ground game I reckon there’s a possibility they’ll fight again, although it may be a while. The division is alright now, but between 2004 – 2008, I felt it was much weaker!

          • Gabriel Miranda

            the problem is cains wrestling. he does a middle school move (runs the pike) on almost all the hw.. they have no balance and he is just faster.. i am mexican but i was genuinely sad when CV kOed Nogueira. I just think JDS lost years from his life after the cain fight. i like JDS alot but cain is just better. less power but his is a better version of Jon fitch, and jake shields.

          • Dragon Kid

            I still cannot get thru the Cain vs Nog fight. It’s pretty sad to see what Nog has become since that fight. As long JDS stays the no.2 heavyweight I don’t see why he won’t get another crack at the belt regardless he wins or loses.

          • Riverdog

            JDS took a bad beating in his last two fight with Cain. It would be one thing if those last two fights were close but they were so one sided. I can’t see the UFC ever putting them in the cage together again unless JDS reels off like 3 or 4 impressive wins and there is just no other choice. Its kind of like Ben Henderson losing twice to Anthony Pettis. Its rare you lose to anybody twice and get another crack at them. Especially if you lose badly. I like JDS but I personally would not wanna see him fight Cain ever again, its just a horrible match up from him.

          • Dragon Kid

            Except the difference between Bendo and JDS is dos santos has exciting fights, can get the job done but also has a win over Cain and is one of the top two heavyweights. I’m interested in seeing part 4 hopeful dos santos works on his ground game and submissions a little more.

    • dgs

      Considering he is a top 10 guy, that is a completely assine statement.

      • Dragon Kid

        He’s a journeyman fighter who’s just a striker with no ground game. He almost got finished in the first round to Silva. Feed him a top 10 guy and he’ll get schooled. He’s just all hype!

        • YellowMonkey

          “Almost” getting finished and then winning by TKO is not a negative.

          • Dragon Kid

            He winced at getting hit more than once by a top 15 guy. That’s a sign of weakness. A top 5-10 guy probably would’ve eaten him alive. I just cannot buy into the Brown hype train.

  • julian moran

    feed him to Lawler.

  • Stephen Quadros

    Idk if Silva just gassed or it was an injury,but before that Matt Brown was getting handled.Might be the luckiest fighter in the UFC right now.

  • Baller31

    I’d love to see Matt brown against either confit or nick diaz