Las Vegas, NV – In just six months under the UFC banner middleweight Bruno Silva has knocked out three opponents, the latest at UFC 269 on Saturday night.
Silva (22-6) defeated Jordan Wright (12-2) via TKO in the first round of their prelim bout at UFC 269.
“Was kind of new for me because it is the first time I was fighting a karate style like this guy (Wright) has. When he kicked me it was strong but nothing new. I have almost 30 fights so it was nothing really new,” Silva told the media through a translator.
The beginning of the end of the fight happened when Wright had Silva clinched on the cage. On the break Silva landed a perfectly place right hand that landed and rocked Wright which started the sequence towards the finish.
“Actually it’s funny because yesterday when I was cutting weight I was training the exact position that I did finish the fight. And today, right before the fight, I was training the same position again. I like to beat guys where they are better and I knew I could do it tonight. And I did.”
During the post-fight interview in the octagon with Joe Rogan it seemed that Silva had called someone out but the translator hadn’t picked it up. Silva clarified at the post-fight media scrum.
“Yes I called him (out). There’s nothing against him I have nothing against him, but he’s a good name. He has a good position in the rankings and I have three knockouts in a row in less than six months. So I think I deserve someone like top 20, top 15, maybe even top 10. So that’s what I’m looking for.”
With so many Brazilians on the card it seemed as though the entire country traveled to support their fighters. Silva felt their energy.
“Yeah it’s always good to be surrounded by Brazilians. We always support each other but I have nothing to complain about Americans. They always treat me very well but yeah it’s always good to be with Brazilians.”
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