Jared Cannonier Finishes Anderson Silva Via Right Low Kick To The Thigh!
Ultimate Fighting Championship is getting back in business with its UFC 237 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is happening live from inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil tonight (Saturday, May 11, 2019).
The co-main event of the evening brings an interesting 185-pound bout between dangerous finisher Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier and the former UFC Middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva.
Our ref is Herb Dean. The match is underway!
Fighters touch gloves. Low kick Jared. Silva keeps his left hand very high. Cannonier is cautious. Left low kick Jared.
Silva dances around his rival lands a right low kick. Right low kick Cannonier. Right hook attempt by Jared, finishes in the guard. Great low kick by Jared, Silva was off-balance for a second.
Anderson Silva stays away from his opponent and lands an oblique kick. Great punch Cannonier. Left low kick Cannonier, followed by a left low kick. Great switch kick by Silva!!!
Left low kick Silva. Jared fires back with a right low kick, two good hooks by Jared. Silva clinches up, but Cannonier escapes and lands another right hand to the head. Silva looks very slow.
Jared misses with a left low kick. Oblique kick Silva, this landed well. Silva checks right low kick. Cannonier changes stance and lands solid right hand, Silva missed the counter punch.
Both fighters missing a lot. Oh, it seems Silva pressures him hard, and feints tornado kick.
Cannonier delivers a right low kick to the thigh and the fight is over!!! Herb Dean waves off the match!
Unfortunately, Silva is hurt badly! He can’t get up or walk!
Check out the highlights below:
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 12, 2019
Anderson Silva suffers a leg injury that halted his bout!!
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 12, 2019
Final Result: Jared Cannonier defeats Anderson Silva via TKO (referee stoppage, 4:47, first round)
Anderson Silva drops to 34-10, 1 NC MMA, 17-6, 1 NC UFC, Jared Cannonier improves the score to 12-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC.