‘UFC Fight Night 40′ Bonus Report: Brown, Silva and Eduardo Take Home Extra $50,000
Fight of the Night: Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva
Was there any doubt that Dana White was going to reward Matt Brown and Erick Silva with fight of the night honors? These two put on one of the best fights in history, and UFC should consider themselves lucky it was broadcasted live on free television. Brown almost succumbed to body shots in the opening round, but he pushed through the pain and kept pressing forward. Silva was gassed out at the end of the first round and proceeded to absorb an ungodly amount of punishment until Herb Dean finally waved it off in the third round. If there are two things you should take away from this fight, it’s that Matt Brown has an insane amount of heart and Erick Silva has one of the best chins in his weight-class.
Performances of the Night: Matt Brown
Hometown boy Matt Brown brought the crowd to life with his performance in the main-event. Those in attendance had no choice but to stand up because that was the only way they were be able to see Matt Brown put on the whooping he did in rounds two and three. Brown almost tasted defeat in the opening round when he crumbled to the mat in pain due to body shots, but he made it back to his feet and put on one of the best performances in UFC history.
Performances of the Night: Johnny Eduardo
Unranked Johnny Eduardo shocked the world when he knocked Eddie Wineland out cold. It was the first fight of the main-card and many thought it would simply be a showcase of #4 ranked Wineland’s skills. Eduardo was patient in his attack and waited for a hole to present itself in Wineland’s game. Eduardo caught Wineland off guard with a right hook that caused him to stumble back. Eduardo charged with his right hand cocked back and rocked Wienland with another hook, this time sending him to the ground. Eduardo’s performance was unexpected and it was a great way to kick off the televised portion of the card.