Remember when Matt Brown (pictured) lost four of five fights to close out 2011? That seems like a distant memory today.
Brown continued his assault against welterweight division Saturday by blasting Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 40.
Silva dropped him with a body shot in the opening seconds, but Brown rallied to dominate the round. “The Immortal” picked up right where he left off in the second stanza, finally ending things at the 2:11 mark in the third frame.
Silva remained on the canvas for several minutes after the scrap was called. The Brazilian was ultimately carried out of the cage on a stretcher.
The 170-pound affair earned “Fight of the Night.”
UFC Fight Night 40 took place inside U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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