I picked Silva and he almost damn near got the win. Not bad for such a young kid. I mentioned earlier that this fight would define him. Barboza and The Bronx whom are both upcoming fighters lost once they were tested against veterans. Erick Silva on the other hand did not lose the way they did. He came close to finishing and did not quit or tap out.
This showed where Erick is at. He's championship caliber once he works on his game planning, mental toughness which for the most was displayed by him not quitting, and finally his conditioning. I believe if he had more energy he may have been able to finish the submissions or at least reverse the unfavorable positions he was put in as he did earlier on in the fight. By the third it was survival mode.
No doubt FOTN material. This kid is for real. Once he hones his craft he'll be a major force.
Great comeback for Fitch. One of his better fights. Most likely due to the scrappy nature of Erick. All the other fighters broke under the pressure.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.