Ricky (not Rick) Glenn returned to action Saturday at UFC Vegas 25, moving up to the lightweight division to take on Brazilian Joaquim Silva. Despite earning a Fight of the Night in his last outing, Silva was still coming off a loss, as was Ricky Glenn. Both men had been out of action for extended periods.
The former WSOF champ, meanwhile, had been trading wins and losses over his past several fights.
New look Ricky Glenn didn’t take long getting the job done on Saturday however. If a wise man once said only fools rush in, apparently, Joaquim Silva didn’t hear it. He did just that on Glenn, meeting a right hand for his troubles. Down went Silva, though he would struggle back to his feet. That valiant survival effort was met with a barrage of strikes from Glenn, and before too long the ref had seen enough. He dove in, pushing Glenn off and making the save.
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For Silva, who hadn’t fought since 2019, it was a rude welcome back to the octagon. But Ricky Glenn got just the result he was looking for, with his own downtime even longer — with Glenn’s last bout coming in 2018. Quite the return by ex-WSOF champ Glenn.
Official Result: Ricky Glenn def. Joaquim Silva by knockout, Round 1, 0:37