The winner of this fight could’ve gone either way, but I’m glad Silva gets it. That’s as a fan, though, at 41, “old” age seems to be catching up to him. He scores some solid jabs and kicks; most impressive is his sprawling takedown defense, which seems better than ever; but takes face punches in the clinch and completely misses a flying knee.
Brunson doesn’t do any better, though the commentators seem to think it’s a clear win for him. The knockout artist seems hesitant here as he runs from and idly watches The Spider when he should be trying to squish him. He finally gets a proper takedown in the final round, but by then he’s tired and isn’t able to do anything significant with it.
my rating = 3 of 5