Wanderlei Silva knocked out Cung Le at 4:59 in the second round at UFC 139. Le failed on a single leg attempt and was stopped with hammer fists. UFC commentator Joe Rogan was quick to call the stoppage early but Cung wasn’t trying to complete the takedown, just holding onto the leg.
Cung Le made his long awaited UFC debut tonight and in the first round put on an absolute clinic with fancy San Shou kicks. He was able to drop Wanderlei with a spinning back fist but wasn’t able to finish the fight. Silva was able to survive and pressed forward late in the first damaging the Vietnamese fighter with uppercuts. It was too close to score but the judges likely had the round for Cung Le.
The second round was vintage Wanderlei Silva. Using a more aggressive pace, he was able to hurt Le with big hooks. After getting a hold of a guillotine headlock, he started kneeing Cung Le in the face, one of which broke Le’s nose. Le was on shaky legs and dropped for a single leg to close out the round. Silva sprawled out and dropped hammer fists. It was a huge victory for Silva who many feel should retire.
Wanderlei Silva is now 34-11-1 in his MMA career and 3-4 in his latest UFC run. Le drops to 7-2 overall and 0-1 in the UFC.
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