Here's how our own Tim Burke described the action last night:
Round 1 - Big head kick from Brown early. Silva with a slam takedown but he got reversed and they popped up. Big body kick and an uppercut. Another body kick drops Brown and he pounded away but couldn't get the finish. He got back mount and looked to sink a choke. Face crank. Body triangle. Silva tried hard to finish but Brown got up and immediately attacked. He had Silva hurt against the cage with big knees and elbows. Silva looked gassed. Brown just threw him to the ground. Knee to the body. Uppercut as he came up. Threw him to the ground again. Huge knee up the middle when Silva got up. Silva with a big body kick. Huge shots from Brown and a takedown. That was one insane round. 10-9 Brown.
Round 2 - Big knees from Brown early. Silva landed a low kick that looked to be to the balls. Brown back with heavy punches. Knees in the thai clinch. Elbows. Big uppercuts. Huge knees again. Elbows to the head against the cage. Head kick. Three straight left hooks from Brown. More and more. Another big body kick from Silva, but Brown is all over him. Another body shot and Brown is hurt again. Takedown from Brown. Side control, elbows. Brown with an inverted triangle to control Silva's head. D'Arce choke from Brown. Knee to the belly and into mount. Elbows and punches, but Silva is surviving. Armbar from Brown, Silva escaped but Brown went for a triangle. Silva slipped out of that but he grabbed and arm. Silva's on top but he's pretty gassed. Silva can't generate any offense. 10-9 Brown.
Round 3 - Brown backed Silva up against the cage and brutalized him with knees and punches. Front kick from Brown. Brown with a takedown. Brown landed a few shots, then opened up with elbows that caused a cut. Silva looked for a triangle but Brown shucked him off. He went to town with punches until Silva FINALLY lilted and the ref waved it off. That was a crazy, crazy fight.