When MMA fans start calling you “Brazilian Bieber” and you have Wallid Ismail cheering for you from the sidelines, all is right in the world. Every Brazilian in attendance could have slept easier tonight knowing that their favorite young phenom just defeated the UFC’s everlasting welterweight gatekeeper. Unfortunately for Erik Silva and an entire stadium of MMA fans, they probably won’t sleep at all. They’ll be tossing and turning because of their favorite young phenom’s loss to the UFC welterweight division’s everlasting gatekeeper. Jon Fitch is as dependable as Old Faithful. You already know exactly what he’s going to do, and yet you’re left wondering how one fighter after the next falls victim to it. Who knew this back and forth would be a front-runner of Fight of the Night like Fitch called?
Props to the UFC’s second biggest Johnny Cash fan on his victory in Brazil. We whole-heartedly hope you make it out of the arena alive.