I think it was the first illegal hammer fist that drop Prater. Prater was knocked down from a left knee to his body. He then grabbed Silva's left knee to pull himself up and also to do a single leg take down on Silva. He was doing a single leg take down, he then got dropped by a punch to the back of the head, he was conscious before getting punched. Prater was dropped from a punch to the back of his head while he was doing a single leg on Silva. He got dropped by the first illegal blow and Silva delivered 2 other illegal blows. So in total it was 3 illegal blows.
Imagine Prater facing a direction paralleled to the floor, you stand from his side and face his left ear and draw an imaginary line from his ears perpendicular to the floor. Anything behind the imaginary line is illegal. In that fighting position, Prater's face was facing the canvas, the back of his head was pointing toward the ceiling. That's why everyone think he got hitted to the side. If Prater was standing, the side of his head is right above his ears. But Prater was facing canvas, a punch to above his ear is hitting the back of his head.
Last edited by Coke; 01-17-2012 at 12:30 AM.