Las Vegas, Nevada – Joaquim Silva and Nazareno Malegarie put on a war during the first bout of the evening in Las Vegas as Joaquim Silva walked away with the split decision win.
UFC 191 took place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joaquim Silva vs. Nazareno Malegarie took place on the preliminary card which aired on UFC Fight Pass.
From the opening bell Silva and Malegarie wasted no time in trading heavy leather with Malegarie landing a left hook at will. Malegarie then landed a huge overhand but ended the round however he eat a huge flying knee which cut him near his right eye.
Malegarie wanted to get the fight to the mat at the beginning of the second round and was successful in earning a takedown. Silva was able to get back to his feet quickly and land a knee to the face of Malegarie. Having had success getting back to his feet, Silva began to get loose with a wide variety of strikes.
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With the win Silva moves to 8-0 MMA whilst Malegarie moves to 23-4 MMA.
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