Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 6/9/12
A star was born Friday night at “UFC on FX 3.” Erick Silva (Pictured) continued his ascent up the welterweight totem pole by quickly tapping out Charlie Brenneman with a rear-naked choke in the opening round of their shootout. Silva’s performance was also good enough to earn him an extra $40,000 for ‘Submission of the Night’ honors. Erasing his controversial disqualification defeat to Carlo Prater in his last outing, the 27-year-old hasn’t sniffed the loss column since December of 2006. BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida hosted last night’s festivities. Please click the media player below to watch the highlights: Here’s our play-by-play of the scrap: 1stRound: Brenneman immediately dives for a single-leg takedown and eats a knee to the midsection for his troubles. Brenneman drags him to the ground, but Silva attempts a leg lock and they’re back to their feet. “The Spaniard” is relentless with his takedown attempts. Silva connects on another knee, but it exposed him for ...
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