Wanderlei Silva stepped in and earned himself a nice "Fight of the Night" bonus to go along with a knockout victory over San Jose fan favorite, Cung Le.
It was Le's first step inside the Octagon, and the former Strikeforce middleweight champion was doing well early on, almost finishing Silva with creative and flashy kicks.
Le was doing it all and was looking to finish, but somehow the chin we all thought had become glass suddenly turned into granite.
Silva withstood everything and eventually landed enough good shots to drop Le and finish him off on the ground.
Just like that Silva had broken his doubters and erased the memories of his UFC 132 knockout loss to Chris Leben.
Silva looked good in the second round and was the vintage "Axe Murderer." Crisp strikes coupled in with great head kicks and it was all she wrote.
He may not have been totally a crowd favorite, but you wouldn't have known it by cheers afterwards for Silva's first win since he beat Michael Bisping in February of 2010.
Silva by second round TKO (knees and punches) is what the results say now, and boy, must it feel good for Silva to see that.
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