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UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva (5/10/2014) - Cincinnati, OH (U.S. Bank Arena)


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UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva

May 10, 2014

Cincinnati, OH (U.S. Bank Arena)

 

Matt Brown (170.5) vs. Erick Silva (170.5) - Brown, TKO (strikes), R3 (2:11)

Costas Philippou (185) vs. Lorenz Larkin (185.5) - Philippou, KO (punches), R1 (3:47)

Erik Koch (155) vs. Daron Cruickshank (156) - Cruickshank, TKO (strikes), R1 (3:21)

Neil Magny (170.5) vs. Tim Means (170) - Magny, DEC (unanimous)

Soa Palelei (263) vs. Ruan Potts (244) - Palelei, KO (punches), R1 (2:20)

Chris Cariaso (125.5) vs. Louis Smolka (126) - Cariaso, DEC (split)

 

Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card:

Ed Herman (185) vs. Rafael Natal (185.5) - Herman, DEC (unanimous)

Kyoji Horiguchi (126) vs. Darrell Montague (125) - Horiguchi, DEC (unanimous)

Yan Cabral (170.5) vs. Zak Cummings (169.5) - Cummings, DEC (unanimous)

Eddie Wineland (136) vs. Johnny Eduardo (136) - Eduardo, TKO (punches), R1 (4:37)

 

Fight Pass Preliminary Card:

Manvel Gamburyan (145.5) vs. Nik Lentz (145) - Lentz, DEC (unanimous)

Justin Salas (155) vs. Ben Wall (155.5) - Salas, KO (punch), R1 (2:41)

Anthony Lapsley (171)* vs. Albert Tumenov (170.5) - Tumenov, KO (punch), R1 (3:56)

 

*Reweighed after weighing 174 on first attempt 

 

Event Bonuses ($50,000):

Performance of the Night: Johnny Eduardo

Performance of the Night: Matt Brown

Fight of the Night: Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva

 

Attendance: 6,143

Gate: $415,000

Rating: 655,000 viewers

 

Cancelled Bouts:

Neil Magny vs. William Macário - Macário Withdrew

Yan Cabral vs. Alexander Yakovlev - Yakovlev Moved to Another Event

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Horiguchi/Montague is the fight I'm looking forward to the most from this card. I'm particularly looking forward to see what Horiguchi's flyweight debut is like. I think had he not signed with the UFC and made the drop, he'd probably win the current VTJ 125 lbs. tournament.

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I like the Silva/Brown fight, just not the booking.  Seems like a step down for Brown on his current win streak and Silva being inconsistent throughout his UFC run.

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One of the highlights from the prelims, Johnny Eduardo knocking out Eddie Wineland:

 

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Also Kyoji put on a nasty beating on Darrell specifically in the second round where he pulled a Pat Barry and stumbled to the stool at the end of the round.

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Dave Galera, the guy who lost to Royston Wee, may be the worst fighter to enter the UFC since the late teens. I'm pretty sure he would lose to Reinhardt. Not a doubt in my mind.

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Roop beat a UFC title contender by KO. Funch was a decent prospect (New England standards at least) at one point. He got put in the woodchipper though.

 

Plus, Funch isn't in the UFC anymore.

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Ah yes, I forgot he meant currently in the UFC. Yeah, Galera is the equivalent of Funch. Undefeated, local prospects.

 

Those guys from TUF China are pretty horrible too.

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