Silva, a former UFC champion, is 1-5 (with one no-contest) over his past seven fights, while Cannonier has won two of his past five fights.
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Round 1: And Silva vs. Cannonier is on. Silva kicks things off with a leg kick. Cannonier tentative, but chasing down Silva. Another leg kick lands for Silva. Cannonier with a leg kick of his own. Not much action going on, it’s a very measured fight. Oh, Silva with a loud kick to the body. Cannonier with a left hook. And Silva getting flashy, lands a switch head kick. Cannonier pins Sliva against the cage briefly, but the former champ escapes. Good front kick to the mid section by Silva. One minute left. Silva starting to feel himself out there, moving more fluid, getting more creative. Oh my, Cannonier kicks Silva on the leg, Silva collapses and Herb Dean stops the fight. Silva not complaining about the stoppage, looks to be in a lot pain.
Official decision: Jared Cannonier def. Anderson Silva via first-round TKO (4:47)