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Ladies and gentlemen, the time is now for UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz. Stay tuned to this page for live results as the card will kick off at 7 p.m. Eastern time. It’s going to be a historic night of fights so don’t miss a single punch, kick, takedown, or submission! Keep refreshing the page for the most current status of UFC 183.

Andy Enz vs. Thiago Santos

Round 1:

The first fight of the night gets started and it’s Andy Enz who wades forward early. A strong leg kick by Santos makes its mark. Enz trying to pressure Santos but Santos is swinging big, but coming up short. Another hard leg kick by Santos who is now pushing forward. Santos switches stances and delivers a hard body kick. Enz gets backed up against the cage and Santos drives forward with a left hook to the body and then upstairs. Santos is loading up on everything he throws. Another left body kick finds its mark against Enz, Santos sees he is hurt and tees off with punches against a defensive Enz. Santos pounds away with big left hands against a turtled up Andy Enz for the stoppage. A vicious display by Thiago Santos who gets the TKO win at 1:56

Richardson Moreira vs. Ildemar Alcantara

Round 1:

Mark Goddard is our referee for this middleweight affair. Both Brazilians come out and touch gloves; Alcantara takes the center and looks to be the longer fighter of the two. Moreira waits patiently on the outside with his right hand cocked as they both feel each other out. A minute in and neither have committed to anything. Alcantara throws a lead head kick and slips in doing so, back to feeling each other out. They lock up and Moreira nearly lands the trip, but Alcantara stays upright and counters with an elbow on the exit. Moreira charges forward and clubs Alcantara with a right and a few lefts, now they tie up. Moreira drives him against the cage. Moreira thinks about a single leg, but Alcantara is showing some stellar takedown defense against the bigger man. Moreira drops down and tries to roll Alcantara over, but Ildemar stifles the attempt winds up on top in mount – big mistake by Moreira. Some elbows from Alcantara, but Moreira sweeps and is now in the guard of Alcantara. Some big shots delivered by Moreira who then drops back for a leg at the buzzer. 10-9 Moreira

Round 2:

Alcantara takes the middle and lands a left straight thirty-seconds in to the second round. Both fighters look very cautious on the feet as they are measuring each other up to much extent. Alcantara throws a kick from his southpaw stance against the orthodox Moreira. Alcantara throws a two-piece, and then a body kick against Moreira while keeping him at range. The kick goes high this time. Another kick goes high and lands flush but Moreira has his poker face on; Alcantara doesn’t seem to want to capitalize. Moreira tries to charge forward and catch Alcantara, but Ildemar moves swiftly out of the way. The crowd grows restless at the slow-paced contest happening in the Octagon. Both fighters turn it up and Alcantara lands another kick, this one to the body. Moreira changes levels but doesn’t fully commit to the takedown. Alcantara playing matador for much of this second round, and landing some solid shots. Moreira finally is able to get a good grip on the legs of Alcantara, and dives for a leg, but Moreira easily slips out at the buzzer. 10-9 Alcantara

Round 3:

Third and final round. Moreira looking to push forward but eats a stiff jab. Kick to the body by Alcantara who is landing at will with that left kick. Another bull rush is unsuccessful for Moreira, Alcantara puts his hands on him. Ildemar is loosening up now and looks very fresh as he lands some stiff jabs to the face of Moreira. They tie up against the cage, but nothing results even as Moreira looks for a single leg. Moreira drops down for a leg but a cage grab halts the action. They resume back on the feet now with no point deduction. Alcantara dances around the outside some more until Moreira drives forward for a single leg. Alcantara swiftly gets out and resets in the center. Moreira makes a final attempt at a barrage but is unsuccessful yet again. They tie up to end the fight and the crowd lets them hear it. 10-9 Alcantara, who takes the official split decision.

Rafael Natal vs. Tom Watson

Round 1:

Mark Smith gets us started for this middleweight contest. Watson switches stances early on and is looking to inch forward on “Sapo”, who keeps a steady jab probing out. They trade low kicks. Natal puts a few more low that attack the inside of the leg. Natal catches a body kick from Watson and puts him down, but Watson is back up to his feet. Natal works a long jab, keeping Watson out of range. Hard kick to the body by Natal who then mocks his success to his opponent – Watson asks for more. Watson tries to get his hands going but he’s having difficult reaching the chin of Natal. Watson’s right side sports some nasty looking swelling from the body kicks by Natal. Natal lands a couple punches and Watson stumbles backward, but waves him forward. They tie up, stifle out, and split off. Natal lands a takedown, but Watson gets back up very quickly only to be taken back down. Watson slowly crawls back up, and yet again Natal puts him back on the floor to end the round. Dominate round for the Brazilian. 10-9 Natal

Round 2:

Natal comes out quickly and attacks the leg. Watson is also sporting a very swollen right foot. Natal puts a few jabs and another low kick to the Englishman. Natal puts Watson on the mat again, but Watson puts his back against the cage and is already up to a knee. Back up to the feet and Watson lands a right hand on the exit. Watson pushes forward throwing some strikes but can’t land cleanly. Watson is pushing it up now and finally getting some volume out, but Natal is showing good defense. Natal drives forward with a clasp of the hips, but Watson is proving hard to take down now. They reset in the center and Natal lands another level change and takedown. This time he has Watson down in the center of the Octagon so he can’t cage walk, but runs out of time. 10-9 Natal

Round 3:

Third and final round. Natal opens up with a kick to the body and then pops him with a few jabs that back the Englishman up. Both fighters trading their lead hands, and both switching stances quite often looking for different looks. Spinning back fist comes up short by Natal. Watson pushes forward and barely gets out of the way of another spinning back fist. More trading of the jabs and kicks; the high ones getting blocked by both men. Watson lands a clean left hook, probably his best punch of the night. Both fighters showcasing their cardio in this third round as they’re keeping up with the same volume as they had in the first. Natal lands a right hand over the top, and another as Watson attempts the kick. Watson puts together a series of kicks but eats a kick to the body, a stiff jab, and gets pushed against the cage. Natal lands the takedown shortly after. Natal tries to stay heavy on the hips, but Watson gets back up only to be elevated and slammed on the mat. Natal ends the fight on top. A dominate performance by Natal who had Watson outmatched in every element of the fight. 10-9 Natal. Natal covers the scorecards and captures the UD.

Ian McCall vs. John Lineker

Round 1:

Big John McCarthy gets us started for this flyweight contest. Lineker takes the center while McCall bounces around the outside. Low kicks are traded, but no one has committed to anything big yet. A right hand misses by Lineker and takes a kick to the body. McCall moving well and avoiding all of Lineker’s shots thus far. McCall shoots and puts Lineker on his back near the cage. McCall slips into half guard, applies shoulder pressure, and works to slip his leg out but is unsuccessful so far. McCall digs some punches to the body, now some elbows to the head. More grinding top control by McCall with a minute left. Lineker unerhooks the leg and looks for a sweep, now goes for a leg lock and the two roll for position. Lineker tries for the heel hook but McCall appears to be safe and swiftly gets back on top. McCall takes the opportunity to deliver some punches before the buzzer. 10-9 McCall

Round 2:

McCall threatens with a takedown attempt early on, but Lineker avoids it. McCall shoots again but Lineker times it with a perfectly executed guillotine attempt. McCall looks to close to going out but loosens the hands and slip out. Lineker gets on top shortly but McCall gets back up. Lineker now has some momentum and lands a hard shot to the body. Lineker stalks “Uncle Creepy” and lands a lead left hook to the head. An accidental headbutt splits up the action. The fight resumes and Lineker takes the center again, chasing McCall around the perimeter of the cage. Hard right to the body on McCall coming in. McCall thinks about a takedown again but Lineker has the guillotine attempt waiting for him, McCall abandons the attempt. A pair of right hands by Lineker to the head and body land for Lineker. Both swing and just barely miss. McCall looks to be becoming a little predictable and Lineker is timing him. Takedown attempt misses for McCall. McCall lands a right hand and then shoots again, but on queue, Lineker wraps up the guillotine and rolls on top with it. Lineker slips his head out and lands big bombs on top to end the round. 10-9 Lineker

Round 3:

Third and final round in what should be the deciding round for both men. McCall and Lineker patiently stalk each other, both not wanting to make a mistake in this pivotal round. Lineker lets his hands go but McCall slips out of the way. Lineker inches forward but eats a grazing left straight. Hard right to the body by Lineker. McCall lands a sharp kick to the body now. Lineker continues to push forward and wing big shots. McCall shoots, but gets stuffed and fires a kick right away. Lineker cuts the Octagon off and lands a big shot after missing a couple haymakers. Body kick by McCall lands but eats a right to the body. Both men find each other standing toe-to-toe against the cage and start swinging, but it’s Lineker who clearly lands the better shots. McCall is getting bloodied up now as Lineker is finding the target. Lineker chases McCall down and lands more big shots. McCall shoots but is unsuccessful. Another failed attempt; McCall is looking a little desperate. Some kicks miss the mark for McCall, and he eats a crisp combo to the body. Both men land big shots to close the round in what was an action-packed flyweight contest. 10-9 Lineker. John Lineker picks up the 29-28 UD.

Ed Herman vs. Derek Brunson

Round 1:

Mark Smith gets us started for this middleweight showdown. Both fighters come out cautiously. Herman looks to counter early, then puts a few kicks down low. Brunson throws a front kick that catches Herman’s attention. Brunson fakes the front kick and follows it up with a big left hook that puts Herman in all sorts of trouble. Brunson follows it up with a flurry of punches against the cage that puts Herman down. Herman turtles up and Brunson unloads for the stoppage. Vicious win for Derek Brunson who gets the TKO stoppage just 36 seconds in to the first round.

Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann

Round 1:

Marc Goddard starts us off for this women bantamweight match-up between two of the division’s highest ranked fighters. They touch gloves and immediately trade big shots. McMann fires her right hand down the pipe, then cuts an angle and lands it again. McMann looking for smooth on the feet early on. Tate runs into it again and gets dropped. McMann passes to side control but gets switches to half guard. McMann postures up with some more right hands and gets pushed back to full guard. Tate doing well for herself off her back and looking to perhaps be offensive. McMann makes space and looks to deliver a big elbow from the guard. McMann swiftly gets through the guard and takes side control. Suffocating top positioning by McMann who is staying heavy on the upper body of Tate from side control. Tate throws her legs up from the bottom, prompting a potential sweep, but runs out of time. Dominate round for McMann. 10-9 McMann

Round 2:

McMann comes out looking to draw Tate into her right hand again via some feints and movement. Tate looking cautious and wary of her opponent’s power now. Some good counters by Tate against McMann who looks to charge forward. Hard leg kick by McMann. McMann puts another crisp combo together and they tie up. Some hard knees to the body by McMann, Tate throws upstairs. Stiff right by McMann again. Tate is looking frustrated as she can’t quite figure out an angle to enter on without getting hit by McMann’s right hand. McMann charges forward and both women land well. McMann pursues a clinch with a flurry and puts some knees up the middle. McMann splits off and barely misses an elbow. Tate finds a pair of her own right hands and McMann tries to fire back. McMann changes levels and takes Tate down but runs into a guillotine. Tate rolls on top and this looks close, but McMann is hanging in there. Tate is stuck in half guard, but cranking the neck with all her weight. The buzzer sounds right as Tate is able to slip into mount. Not enough to finish the fight, but arguably won the round. 10-9 Tate

Round 3:

Third and final round of this intense women bantamweight contest. Tate pushes forward with her punches but McMann times a beautiful hip toss, Tate however counters it and scrambles on top. Half guard for Miesha Tate against the cage. Tate takes side control with three-thirty left on the clock. Tate looking to put some elbows on her opponent now, but careful not to get too reckless. Tate thwarts a scramble attempt and puts some more punches to the face of McMann. Now moving to north/south is “Cupcake”. Miesha has her all wrapped up now and lands some elbows to the isolated head of McMann. McMann again tries to reverse but Tate stops her progress and delivers some more elbows. Tate wraps up a kimura now but loses it soon after, and ends the round on top. Great performance from Miesha Tate who had to make some extreme changes after a rough first round. 10-9 Tate. The scores come back as a majority decision for Miesha Tate.

Jordan Mein vs. Thiago Alves

Round 1:

Herb Dean starts us off for this welterweight contest. Mein takes the center and puts a leg kick to Alves’s lead leg. Alves looks to be cautious and runs into a right hand as he tries to jab. Leg kick slipped by Mein who then follows up with a right hand. Another punching combinations hits the guard of Thiago. Speed definitely giving Mein an advantage early on, but gets stopped in his tracks by an Alves punch. Alves now the one inching forward, but Mein is the one looking to counter each of Alves’s punches. Sneaky elbow inside by Mein. Alves tries to land some kicks but Mein slips out of the way. Mein pushing forward with one-twos and takes a leg kick. Mein finds the mark with a left hand as he changes stances and knocks Alves backward with some follow up punches. Mein is finding really good angles in this first round thus far. A pair of elbows look to find their mark for Mein. Alves pushes forward now and looks to be a little more aggresive, he lands some good punches but Mein seems calm. Thiago runs into an uppercut and backs up against the cage. Mein is teeing off with punches and elbows on Alves who is taking some serious damage. Alves seems to have recovered momentarily but runs into a right hand and gets hurt again to end the entertaining first round. 10-9 Mein

Round 2:

Second stanza starts off and Alves pushes forward looking for some respect on the feet. A kick to the body misses but he has Mein on the retreat. Mein somersaults to the side to give himself a little space. Alves keeps moving forward and then land a big kick to the body that drops Mein to the mat. Mein is virtually immobile and Herb Dean steps in as Alves jumps all over him. Big come back win for Alves who made some necessary adjustments after a rough first round. The TKO stoppage comes at :39 into the second round.

Thales Leites vs. Tim Boetsch

Round 1:

Our referee for this middleweight fight is Big John, who gets us started. They touch gloves and Thales takes the center. Boetsch pushes forward with a punching combo and a kick but Leites avoids. Thales lands a crisp leg kick and Boetsch pushes forward again. They exchange big shots in the clinch and both split off. An eye poke momentarily halts the action. They’re back. Leites mises a right hand and Boetsch lands big but Leites is unphased and fires back. He pushes Boetsch against the cage but Tim lands on the exit. Both men have taken some big shots so far. Quick lead left lands but Boetsch fires back. Boetsch lands an overhand right and then a right uppercut snaps Leites’s head back. Leites stalks forward and both land big shots again against the cage. Back to the center. Leg kick Boetsch. Boetsch drives forward again, but a left hook clips him coming in. Overhand right misses by Leites. The next one lands. They tie up and Leites presses him against the cage. Thales tries the takedown but Boetsch thwarts it and back to the center they go. Thales misses with a left and eats big counters by Boetsch that drop him. Leites holds on from the bottom in half guard to end the round. 10-9 Boetsch

Round 2:

Leites starts off with a powerful leg kick. Boetsch looks to find the uppercut but misses and Leites clocks him for his efforts. Boetsch fires back though and lands big. An over hand right stuns him and they lock up for a stalemate. Back to the center. Boetsch slips a left and lands a right, they lock up and its Boetsch who pushes him backward. On the exit Leites lands a right hand. Boetsch checks a leg kick and they both land right hands. Both men swing haymakers, but Boetsch’s punches pack more power and has Leites on wobbly legs. Leites changes levels and puts Boetsch on his back. Right to mount is Leites who locks up an arm-triangle. Slipping to side control now and Boetsch is in deep trouble. Boetsch slips out and the crowd responds. Back to mount for Leites who again finds the arm-triangle. This one deeper than before. Boetsch taps and Leites gets the second round tap out after eating some serious blows on the feet. Leites gets the tap out at 3:45 of the second round.

Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta

Round 1:

Marc Goddard starts us off for this lightweight match up. They touch gloves and Lauzon takes the center. Iaquinta circles around the perimeter looks to grab a single but lets it go. Lauzon throws a kick and again looks for the leg but abandons it – potentially setting up his hands. Lauzon pushes forward again but not committing to anything. Iaquinta swings for an uppercut and just barely misses. Lauzon blasts him with a quick right hand. Iaquinta lands to the body but Lauzon fires back and lands some big shots on Iaquinta who is on the retreat. Lauzon blocks a head kick in pursuit. Both men land some good combos. A head kick on the end of a combo lands for Iaquinta. Iaquinta counters a one-two with a crisp combo of his own. Iaquinta goes to the body with good effect and both men are trading tight boxing combinations. Iaquinta is dropping his hands, goading Lauzon in. Kick to the leg for Iaquinta. Another one for Al, but Lauzon lands a right. Iaquinta eats another right and is on the retreat once again. Lauzon is doing well when he is being aggressive, but Iaquinta is loosening up now. Lauzon steps forward with a knee but Iaquinta is ready for it with a takedown, but gets caught with a guillotine. Iaquinta lands in side control and gets out of it. They scramble up to their feet and Iaquinta rips him to the body and then a head kick that is blocked. Iaquinta doing much better now who then shoots for a takedown at the end of the round. Very close round, but Lauzon did the most damage. 10-9 Lauzon

Round 2:

Second stanza in this action-packed lightweight affair. Iaquinta jabs the body and looks to be throwing tight combos on the backpedal. A right hand slips the right and cracks Iaquinta. Lauzon pushes forward looking for an uppercut but Iaquinta is too slick. Iaquinta goes high with the kick again but its blocked. Lauzon pushes forward with a jab and then a one-two. Leg kick for Iaquinta, then one to the body. Both men slow the pace down a little bit and look for openings. Lauzon pushes forward but Iaquinta is getting his rhythm down. Lauzon shoots and can’t get it. Stiff left hook to the body for Iaquinta, then a stiff jab. And another jab. Iaquinta blasts Lauzon with an over hand right that puts Lauzon on queer street. Iaquinta then proceeds to methodically pick Lauzon apart with battering right hands and crisp combinations, taking his time. Lauzon never went down but he was definitely done. The TKO win for Iaquinta comes at 3:34.

Tyron Woodley vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Round 1:

Herb our referee for the co-main event slot. Gastelum comes out and blocks a head kick early. Gastelum looking to move forward and Woodley staying mobile on the outside. Woodley explodes forward his right but Gastelum sees it coming. Kelvin with a low kick, but not willing to commit to anything. Woodley continues to circle counter-clockwise on the outside. Gastelum moves forward with a one-two but Woodley avoids. A right hand catches Gastelum coming in. Both men swing and miss. Both men still seem contempt to feeling each other out. They trade jabs. Gastelum eats a right hand coming in again. Gastelum throws to the body twice with left hands. Gastelum misses a one-two, and then a lead right hand. Woodley staying very defensive with just ninety seconds left in the first round. Kelvin eats a grazing right hand coming in and tries to find an angle, but eats another right for his efforts. Woodley continues to be defensive with his back against the cage to end the round. Close round, neither man really landed. 10-9 Woodley

Round 2:

Gastelum comes out as the aggressor again and looks to throw some lead kicks. Woodley looks to find an angle and get his hands going but Gastelum keeps him at bay with kicks. An eye poke momentarily halts the action as Gastelum gets time to recover. They’re back it. Woodley looks to use some movement to land a right, and then a hard body kick; his best shot so far. Gastelum lets his hands go and lands a hard left hook. Gastelum lands a right hand, Kelvin moves forward again and eats another that wobbles him. Gastelum looking ready to fire back though. Woodley’s right hand is finding its mark to the body now. A kick follows. Gastelum pushes forward with a leg kick after taking one and tries to get off with Woodley against the cage. Woodley lands another right hand on Gastelum coming in and stumbles him again. Gastelum keeps pushing forward though, back with kicks to the leg and arms. Woodley slips a one-two by Gastelum is back to retreating along the perimeter. Gastelum lands with a kick to the body but eats another right hand, he pushes forward with the clinch against the cage. Woodley seemed to have landed a knee to the groin at the end of the round. 10-9 Woodley

Round 3:

Gastelum comes out looking to get busy and throw his hands. Woodley throws to the body and moves out of the way. Kelvin eats a right hand from Woodley but isn’t backing off, knowing that he is down this fight. Gastelum puts the pressure on him and finally lands some good punches on Woodley against the cage. Woodley kicks the body and they reset. Kelvin looking for an angle but Woodley covers up. Herb Dean warns about groin shots. Good kick to the body by Kelvin and then a jab. Gastelum is definitely doing better as the busier fighter. They clinch up but soon break off. Woodley takes the center now and tries to find a home for his right hand. Kelvin continues to pressure but isn’t landing cleanly anymore, but is running into Woodley’s counters. Kelvin cuts the cage off and throws a kick to the body. They tie up and Woodley pressure Gastelum against the cage with double underhooks, clearly the stronger fighter here in the third round. Gastelum switches him but can’t do anything with the final seconds ticking down. They break off and Gastelum looks to throw but Woodley ducks under and avoids his final barrage. Better round for Gastelum to close the fight out. 10-9 Gastelum. The scores come back as a split verdict for Tyron Woodley.

Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz

Round 1:

Big John is our referee for this historic main event showcase bout in the middleweight division. Both fighters get a big applause from the crowd. They both come out and Diaz pushes forward early. Diaz with a loose stance while Anderson circles around. Leg kick by Diaz. Diaz keeps moving forward and has his mouth running already. Silva throws a lead right but Diaz eats it likes its nothing. Diaz purposely lays on the ground and gets back up. Diaz backs against the cage now trying to get Silva to commit. Silva throws a low kick. Diaz eats a left hand. They tie up momentarily and both land. Diaz pushes forward with some low kicks and shrugs Silva off. Now both fighters are taunting each other and landing punches in close quarters. Diaz pushes forward and Silva lands a one-to on the counter. Neither fighter has thrown with full force yet, but both have landed small combinations. Diaz gets backed up by Silva who then lands his best punches. Silva lands a clean right hand but Diaz throws back over the top. Silva stays in his face and continues to land shots, but they aren’t the cleanest. Round ends with some more taunting from both fighters. 10-9 Silva

Round 2:

Diaz comes out quickly and takes the center. Silva throws a front leg side kick to the knee of Diaz. Diaz continues to plod forward but has yet to throw anything. Silva throws a clean left down the pipe but Diaz shows good head movement. Some low kicks by Nick land hard on the right leg of Silva. Silva fires back with his formerly broken leg. Diaz shoots for a takedown but Silva stuffs it with ease, back to the feet. Diaz misses on two high kick attempts. Silva pushes forward with some elbows but both fighters are showing stellar defense. Diaz lands a lead right to the body and a left hand over the top – possibly his best punch. Silva fires back though with a hard leg kick and then an upward elbow that barely misses. Silva catches Diaz moving forward with a left hand, but as expected he is not phased. Hard kick to the body by Silva. Diaz moves his hands and then lands some good punches in close quarters over the top. Silva backs Diaz up against the cage but can’t find a good angle. Very close round but Diaz landed the best shot of that round. 10-9 Diaz

Round 3:

Diaz comes into the third round sporting a small cut over his left eye. Hard front leg side kick to the leg knocks Diaz backward. Silva moves forward with a strong low kick again, controlling the center. Diaz tries to sway Silva in but he isn’t buying it. Silva moves forward with some straight shots but Diaz avoids and looks to counter with his lead right. Silva pushes forward and is looking to push the pace with a flying knee. Diaz fires back and kicks the leg. Stiff jabs by Silva and a lead right to the body by Silva. Diaz is bleeding now. Diaz starts to get his hands going now though and lands some good shots. Silva has Diaz backing up after a body kick, misses a spinning wheel kick, and goes back to firing away with leg kicks. Diaz pushes forward with a short right hook and they both trade. Round ends back in the center. Clear round for Silva. 10-9 Silva

Round 4:

Entering the championship rounds, both fighters look fresh. They clash kicks, and again. Silva throws high but misses. Diaz tries to close the distance but isn’t finding many openings to throw. Diaz stalks forward and they trade some more kicks. Diaz lands some grazing punches but Silva backs him off with a strong leg kick. Silva controlling the center now but neither man can find any clean openings. Diaz explodes forward and Silva looks to counter with his jab. Diaz lands a left hand to the body and Silva tries to push forward but eats several rights over the top. Strong leg kick by Silva. Diaz pushes forward again trying to clinch but gets pushed off. Diaz starts taunting again trying to get Silva to commit to something, but he isn’t having it. Silva lands another kick down low. Both men stare at each other for the final moments. Fairly lackluster round, neither fighter landed much but Silva landed more volume with the kicks. 10-9 Silva

Round 5:

Both corners tell their fighters to crank it up for this final round in what could be a close contest on the scorecards thus far. Diaz and Silva start by circling each other. Two hard kicks to the leg while Diaz is taunting him in. Diaz tries for a counter right hook but it comes up short. Silva lands a clean one-two and dodges the counter. Some jabs by Silva who is turning it up. Diaz lands a clean left hand and follows it up with some rights over the top. A head kick grazes Diaz who is now pushing forward. Diaz lands another left hand coming forward and misses Silva’s counter. They exchange low kicks. Silva backs Diaz up with a combo against the cage but eats some shots in return. A jumping knee and wheel kick miss for Silva. The crowd cheers with a minute left and both look to turn it on. They trade punches on the inside. Clean left hand by Silva gets through the guard. Diaz fires off some missed low kicks to end the fight. Another close round, but Silva takes it based on damage. 10-9 Silva. Silva takes home the unanimous decision after only one judge had him losing a single round.

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