UFC Fight Night Results – Brown, Knockouts and Upsets
Knockouts and underdogs were the story of UFC Fight Night 40 as 7 fights ended by KO or TKO tonight and the underdogs went 8-5 on the night.
In the main event, Matt “The Immortal” Brown went to war with Erick Silva. In the early going Silva landed some big shots and floored Brown with a couple big kicks to the body. Silva pounced on the fallen Brown throwing shots then Silva mounted Brown’s back attempting a rear-naked choke. Brown defended himself and was able to get to his feet. The tables turned as Brown started peppering Silva with knees and punches against the cage. Silva’s gas tank was blown out by his early attempt to finish Brown. He covered up and held on until the end of the round.
The second round went much like the first round ended with Brown battering Silva with more punches, elbows and knees. Silva fired a few effective shots to Brown’s body but Silva couldn’t fend off Brown’s relentless attack. Brown attempted a couple of submissions but Silva was able to defend himself until the end of the round.
To start the third, Brown continued his relentless assault until 2:11 of the round when a completely gassed Silva couldn’t defend anymore and succumbed to the TKO.
The win over the favored Silva is his seventh straight UFC fight which should put him in line for a jump in competition. A win over another top 10 or top 5 in the packed welterweight division should put in in the conversation for a title fight.
With the TKO victory Brown earned another $100,000 winning fight of the night along with Silva and one of the performance bonus, $50,000 each. Big underdog Johnny Eduardo earned the other $50,000 award with his huge upset KO of Eddie Wineland. Eduardo was a 3/1 underdog coming in to the fight but that underdog status changed when he flattened Wineland at 4:37 of the first round.
Below are the full results
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Matt Brown def. Erick Silva TKO (punches) 3 2:11
Middleweight Costas Philippou def. Lorenz Larkin KO (punch) 1 3:27
Lightweight Daron Cruickshank def. Erik Koch TKO (head kick and elbows) 1 3:21
Welterweight Neil Magny def. Tim Means Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Soa Palelei def. Ruan Potts KO (punches) 1 2:20
Flyweight Chris Cariaso def. Louis Smolka Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 2)
Middleweight Ed Herman def. Rafael Natal Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi def. Darrell Montague
Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Zak Cummings def. Yan Cabral Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Johnny Eduardo def. Eddie Wineland TKO (punches) 1 4:37
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Featherweight Nik Lentz def. Manvel Gamburyan Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Justin Salas def. Ben Wall KO (punches) 1 2:41
Welterweight Albert Tumenov def. Anthony Lapsley KO (punch) 1 3:56