From the moment the UFC 269 preliminary fight began, Silva (22-6 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Wright (12-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) pressed the action on one another and threw heavy punches and kicks inside T-Mobile Arena. However, only one man’s chin held up.
Silva landed a crisp combination that rattled Wright and forced him onto the back foot, then the Brazilian chased his foe down and continued to attack with punches until referee Herb Dean stopped it at the 1:28 mark of Round 1.
Check out Silva’s handiwork below (via Twitter):
THERE IT IS, FOLKS!!!!
— UFC (@ufc) December 12, 2021
With the win, Silva remained undefeated in the UFC and again showed his finishing ability. It was the 19th stoppage win of his career, with all of them coming by way of knockout.
After the fight, Silva was highly emotional during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
“None of these tears are of sadness, just joy,” Silva said through an interpreter. “I knew he was tough, and he was a karate guy. But I’m a striker and I proved I’m tough as well.”
Up-to-the-minute results of UFC 269 include:
Bruno Silva def. Jordan Wright via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:28
Andre Muniz def. Eryk Anders via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:13
Erin Blanchfield def. Miranda Maverick via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tony Kelley def. Randy Costa via TKO (elbows) – Round 2, 4:15
Gillian Robertson def. Priscila Cachoeira via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:59
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