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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight sluggers Ion Cutelaba and Henrique da Silva brawled last night (June 10, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 110 inside Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.
Cutelaba entered this bout as a serious fighter to watch, one of his division’s better prospects. The young wrestler packed some considerable power and aggression into his game, and he even got up in his foe’s grill during the introductions! This was a very important battle for da Silva. The Brazilian “Frankenstein” came up big with a pair of finishes in his opening UFC fights, but he’s also lost his previous two. To remain a prospect, da Silva had to find a way to earn the victory.
Cutelaba went after his opponent immediately. He cracked da Silva clean with a huge right hand that stunned the Brazilian, following up with a series of blows in the clinch. A left hand sent da Silva to the mat, and the Combat Sambo specialist followed him there.
From top position, Cutelaba postured quickly and dropped hard shots. Da Silva had his whits about him — somewhat — and attempted an arm bar, but the Russian simply kept dropping punches on him. Rather than adjust to defend himself, Cutelaba hung onto the arm and ate shots until he slipped into unconsciousness.
The whole thing took less than one minute!
There’s not much to analyze here, but Cutelaba fought perfectly. He was quick and accurate early on his feet, finding a home for his massive right hand early. Once he landed, “The Hulk” swarmed, rocking his opponent worse and sending him to the mat.
Once Cutelaba gained top position, he unleashed some ferocious ground strikes and sealed the deal. It was a perfect display of killer instinct, as he brutalized a wounded foe without getting overzealous.
At 23 years old, Cutelaba is one of his division’s best prospects. He shouldn’t be thrown in the deep end just yet, but a battle with someone like Ilir Latifi would make sense. As for da Silva, this is a very disappointing result for the scrappy Brazilian. “Frankenstein” is comfortable in brawls and has always shown a solid chin; he just got demolished early.
Having lost three straight, there’s a chance this is da Silva’s last appearance in the Octagon for the time being. That said, he should be able to stick around, as the 205-pound division needs as many faces as it can find.
Last night, Ion Cutelaba absolutely ran through his opponent. Who should “The Hulk” face next?
For complete UFC Fight Night 110: “Lewis vs Hunt” results and play-by-play, click HERE!
Ion Cutelaba made a brief appearance at UFC Fight Night 110.
Cutelaba only needed 22 seconds to knock out Henrique da Silva on Saturday night.
Watch the entire fight below.
Ion Cutelaba talked big and hit bigger. The Hulk took out Frankenstein aka Henrique da Silva in less than :30! https://t.co/3jwKrYzP4T
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) June 11, 2017
Cutelaba won for the third time in his past five fights to improve to 13-3 with one no-contest. da Silva fell to 12-3 overall, suffering his third straight loss.
Bethe Correia vs. Marion Reneau, Alex Nicholson vs. Paulo Henrique Costa added to UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza
The UFC announced a pair of bouts to its upcoming event in Brazil.
Bethe Correia and Marion Reneau will collide in the UFC’s return to Fortaleza, Brazil, on March 11. Alex Nicholson will face UFC newcomer Paulo Henrique Costa in a middleweight contest. The promotion announced the match-ups on Tuesday.
Correia (10-2) competes in Brazil for the first time since her first career loss to Ronda Rousey in 2015. “Pitbull”, who enters the Octagon coming off a split-decision win over Jessica Eye, was 6-0 in her native country prior to UFC 190.
Reneau (7-3) also bounced back from two straight losses with a victory in her last bout. After suffering defeats to future champion Holly Holm and Ashlee Evans-Smith, the 39-year-old bantamweight finished Milana Dudieva in November.
Nicholson (7-3) is 1-1 since dropping to the middleweight division. In his 185-pound debut, “Spartan” finished Devin Clark in the opening round in July, but lost a decision to Sam Alvey four months later.
Costa (8-0), a member of Team Sonnen’s at TUF: Brazil 3, earns his first chance in the UFC after capturing and defending the Jungle Fight middleweight championship in 2016.