MMAFrenzy’s live coverage of tonight’s fights concludes with our recap of tonight’s main event. In tonight’s headliner Wanderlei Silva defeated Brian Stann in classic PRIDE-style fashion that brought the crowd to a frenzy.
Wanderlei Silva returned to Japan with the hopes of giving his long time fan base in Japan a memorable performance against Brian Stann and he certainly delivered. The two fighters tried to obliterate each other in the first round, with Stann getting the better of the first.
Silva was not going to be denied on this night however, as the old “Axe Murderer” that terrorized Japan during the PRIDE years came out in the second round. Silva landed a massive left hook that floored stand and quickly put away the U.S. Marine with massive strikes.
The performance left Silva elated and Stann devastated, but it certainly ended the UFC’s return to Japan in style.
Rd. 1- And here we go folks. Fighters take about :30 and then a big flurry. Big knees by Wandi. These two guys in the collar tie and try to murder each other. Wand is rocked but recovers. Big hooks by by Both. Wandi beckons Stann to come in and they go to war and Wand gets clipped at the end. Yikes. Another massive flurry and Stann clips Wandi’s cup. Jab by Wandi and they both land. Huge right as Stann kicks. Legkicks by Stann. Legkick by Stann. Massive flurry and then Stann gets rocked but then Silva gets rocked. Holy freaking hell. Stann’s head exploded with blood in that last exchange. Round ends with Stann on top. Insane round. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Stann.
Rd. 2- More technical early on. Nice combo by Wandi. Another crazy exchange but Stann gets the better of it slightly. Legkick by Stann. Outside legkick by Stann. Jabs by Wandi. Left by Wandi and a cup check by Stann. Official warning by Marc Goddard. Right by Wandi. Big right by Stann. Headkick by Silva. Legkick by Silva. Huge left hook by Silva and he explodes on Stann and that’s it. The Saitama Super Arena explodes as they rush in to check on Stann. Holy crap what a knockout!
Wanderlei Silva def. Brian Stann via KO (punches) at 4:08 of Round 2
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