UFC on FUEL TV 10 results: Submissions continue as Erick Silva taps Jason High


erick-silva-8.jpgFORTALEZA, BRAZIL – Why a rash of submissions in the cradle of jiu-jitsu would come as a surprise is anyone’s guess, but Erick Silva wanted to make sure he didn’t miss the party.

In the night’s ninth fight, Silva scored the card’s sixth submission with an armbar stoppage of Jason High just 71 seconds into the bout. The sixth submission of the card tied a UFC record.

The welterweight bout was part of today’s UFC on FUEL TV 10 event at Paulo Sarasate Arena in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. It aired on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook.

Standout wrestler High went for a takedown quickly in the first round. But Silva sprawled his way out of it and after a furious ground scramble, he was able to wrap around to take High’s back.

Silva looked like he might go after a triangle choke from High’s back, and High tried to power out of it by getting back to all fours. Silva then appeared to have a shot at a rear-naked choke. But instead, Silva slid to the side and kept after the arm – and it wasn’t long before High had to tap.

“MMA is unpredictable,” Silva said. “We train for four months to fight three rounds, but of course I always want to be there for as little time as possible. Thank God today was that day. I was very focused on the submission and I kind of woke up with the roar of the crowd. The crowd got me very pumped up and excited.”

Silva (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is back in the win column following a “Fight of the Night” loss to Jon Fitch in October. High (16-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) had his seven-fight win streak snapped in his first UFC fight in more than three years.

Up-to-the-minute UFC on FUEL TV 10 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC on FUEL TV 10, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

(Pictured: Erick Silva)

John Morgan contributed to this report on-site in Brazil.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 21 days ago
  • 28 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is as high as a 4-to-1 favorite vs. Nick Diaz, one day after the fight was formally announced by the UFC. In case you've been on an internet and televi read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 17 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 22 views

Your weekly rundown of what big-show veterans are up to on the regional circuit. A sleepy weekend for big-name MMA, featuring two of MMA's busier journeymen. First up, in the headliner for Sao Paolo, read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 22 views

Sorry, no media day melee here. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is sending Antonio Silva and Andrei Arlovski on a local media tour to help drum up interest for their upcoming UFC Fight Night 51 read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 12 views

BANGOR, Maine – Thiago Tavares broke a string of decisions to open UFC Fight Night 47’s card with a first-round finish. Tavares swarmed Robbie Peralta on the mat, refusing to let him escape and seizi read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 0 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 339 views

At UFC 168, Anderson Silva broke his leg upon having one of his kicks checked by the current middleweight champion, Chris Weidman. After undergoing surgery to repair the former champion’s left tibia read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 27 views

Sherdog.com reports from the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., with live UFC on Fox 12 “Lawler vs. Brown” results and play-by-play. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

This weekend marks the UFC's return to Fox on network TV, as UFC on Fox 12 will be live from San Jose. Headlined by Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown, the card boasts a deep lineup with lots of top talent read news >>