Round 1: The fighters touch gloves and the main event is underway. Stann takes the center of the cage while Silva circles on the outsdi. Stann rushes in with punches. Silva fires back. They clinch. Silva lands a knee. Silva lands an uppercut. Stann lands a right hand that knock Silva down. Silva works for a takedown. Stann is cut on the nose. They separate. Stann moving forward. Silva tells him to come on. They exchange, both landing heavy shots. Stann lands a short shot that staggers Silva. Silva lands a counter left hand. Stann walks Silva down. He throws a knee and his foot hit the groin. Silva is given time to recover. The fight is restarted after about a minute. Silva steps in with a jab. Stann delivers an outside leg kick and Silva answers with a right hand. Two minutes remain in the round. Stann lands an outside leg kick. Silva circles. Stann presses forward. Stann lands another outside leg kick. Stann rushes in with a bug right hand. It staggers Silva. Silva fires back with a flurry that drops Stann. Stann knocks Silva down. Stann dives into Silva’s guard and lands punches. Stann is bleeding. The round ends. Silva is covered in Stann’s blood. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Silva. What a round!
Round 2: Stann is cut on the bridge of the nose. The crowd is in a frenzy heading into the second round. Stann inches forward. Silva lands a right hand. Stann moves in and Silva counters with a left hand. Stann lands an outside leg kick. They two stand toe-to-toe in the center of the cage. Stann lands a hard outside leg kick. Silva steps in with a jab. He misses with a right hand. Stann lands another shot to Silva’s groin. He is warned by the referee. Silva is given time to recover. He says he’s okay to continue after about 30 seconds. Stann lands a hard outside leg kick to Silva’s lead leg. Silva jumps in with a straight right. Two minutes remain in the round. Stann lands a right hand to Silva’s chin. Silva answers with a high kick. Stann continues to land leg kicks. Silva delivers a leg kick of his own. They exchange right hands. Silva moves in with a right followed by a left that drops Stann. Silva finishes with punches on the ground. Stann is out. What a moment for Silva in the Saitama Super Arena.
The official time of the knockout was at 4:08 of the second round.