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UFC Fight Night 29 results: Dong Hyun Kim stuns Erick Silva with huge KO


Hopefully this fight will be better than the last two. Erick Silva faces Dong Hyun Kim in the Welterweight co-main event. Silva is coming off a nice submission victory over Jason High. The UFC definitely has high hopes for Silva as he is a fast-rising prospect. A win over Kim would solidify him among the best in the division. Kim is on a two fight win streak over Paulo Thiago and Siyar Bahadurzada and looks to continue the trend tonight. Will Kim be able to out grapple the Brazilian? Or will Silva outstrike Kim?

Round 1- Silva begins with a beautiful spinning elbow. Kim is in on the leg and Silva is defending well, and gets away. Kim again goes for the takedown very aggressively, but can not get it. Silva with a huge knee to the body, an uppercut and right hook are right behind it. Kim pushes Silva up on the fence and misses on a spinning back fist for the second time. More knees from Silva and Kim is just winging punches and missing. Erick Silva falls and Kim takes his back and then into mount! Wow, incredible display by Kim. Kim is not really doing much on top and moves Silva up against the cage. Silva gets it back to half guard and almost hits the sweep. Silva attacks the leg, but Kim scrambles back into half guard. Kim is working on the kimura and lands a few nice hammerfists as he lets go. Silva again has the leg, but the round ends before he can do anything. 10-9 Kim for the control on the bottom, but it was close because his striking was awful.

Round 2- Huge right hook lands for Silva, and he is attacking! Lands a flying knee and then a left hook floors Kim. Kim gets up quickly and pushes Silva against the fence. Back in the center now Kim misses on a front kick. Silva is getting slippier now, and Kim can’t grab him. Silva with a nice jab and misses on a huge right hand. He lands a nice knee to Kim’s body. Kim is breathing heavy now. Huge leg kick by Silva. Spinning elbow just misses. Nice jab, uppercut, and a miss on a right hook from Silva. Silva is about to take Kim down, but a blatant fence grab by Kim stops the takedown! Back to the center, without even a warning from the ref. Kim LANDS A HUGE LEFT OUT OF NOWHERE AND ERICK SILVA IS OUT! WOW! Dong Hyun Kim wins by KO round 2. Have to think what happens if Silva gets the takedown because the fence grab by Kim totally prevented it.

Tags: Dong Hyun Kim Erick Silva UFC UFC Fight Night 29

  • Hello

    Silva also grabbed the fence. :)

    • Alex Schlinsky

      True, but Kim’s fence grab stopped the takedown! It was incredibly blatant.

      • Hello

        well the way you wrote it is kinda biased don’t you think? oh well.

        • Alex Schlinsky

          I am just talking about how the fight changed course due to that fence grab. I really did not see the fence grabs by Silva, so I can not respond. Thanks for reading!

      • Mordant

        What an idiot. Of course it was blatant. All fence grabs are blatant. Just like Erick Silva’s multiple blatant fence grabs when DHK was going for takedowns. This Alex guy is obviously biased and this article is garbage.

        • Alex Schlinsky

          I respectfully decline. Certainly not biased, and never said Silva’s grabs were not blatant. DHK’s fence grab led to the KO though. No arguing that.

          • Mordant

            The fence grab did not lead to the knockout, Stevie Schlinsky. You need to watch the fight again. Your article and knowledge of mma is $hit and you should be writing articles at bleacherreport.

  • Mordant

    Are you blind? Silva grabbed the fence a few times when Dong was going for takedowns. Don’t let your bias make you look stupid.

    • Alex Schlinsky

      I honestly missed the Silva fence grabs. I certainly am not biased, but you can’t say that the DHK fence grab was HUGE factor. Regardless, great power displayed by DHK.

      • Alex Schlinsky

        But thanks for reading anyway! Means a lot!

      • Mordant

        I don’t think this schlinsky guy even watched this fight or he just started watching mma and just has no clue. How was DHK’s 1 fence grab anymore of a factor compared to Silva’s multiple fence grabs? And DHK did not get the knockout immediately after his fence grab and it wasn’t a factor at all in him getting the knockout. DNK fence grab happened at about 2:28 in the second round. DHK hit Silva with the Knockout punch at about 2:02 in the second round. All the 1 fence grab DHK did was prevent a possible takedown, that’s it. And anyone with any knowledge of mma knows that DHK is much better on the ground and would have most likely popped back up IF he was dragged to the ground. The one little fence grab did not help DHK get the knockout, Stevie wonder.

        The bias is strong in this one.

  • dizzy gil

    silva grabbin the fence is in a way more egregious because its where hes weak. if dhk didnt grab hed go down and would prob recover plenty since his strengths are in his ground game. ppl just making a big deal cuz silvas grabs were more hidden. from training bjj in a cage, I can tell you that even small grabs fuck up a persons momentum.

    great fight nonetheless

    ps anyone catch the knee to kims dong in the flurry?

    • Alex Schlinsky

      I agree, it was just the fact that the KO happened right after the blatant fence grab. Missed the knee you are referencing. Thanks for reading!

      • Mordant

        I don’t think this schlinsky
        guy even watched this fight or he just started watching mma and just has
        no clue. How was DHK’s 1 fence grab anymore of a factor compared to
        Silva’s multiple fence grabs? And DHK did not get the knockout
        immediately after his fence grab and it wasn’t a factor at all in him
        getting the knockout. DHK’s fence grab happened at about 2:28 in the
        second round. DHK hit Silva with the Knockout punch at about 2:02 in
        the second round. All the 1 fence grab DHK did was prevent a possible
        takedown, that’s it. And anyone with any knowledge of mma knows that
        DHK is much better on the ground and would have most likely popped back
        up IF he was dragged to the ground. The one little fence grab did not
        help DHK get the knockout, Stevie Wonder.

        The bias is strong in this one.

        • Alex Schlinsky

          Why did you post the same comment twice? We have differing opinions of the fight and the way it turned out. Nonetheless, it was a great fight and KO.

  • Jim Green

    Was this guy even watching round 1? Silva grabbed the fence to prevent a full mount, and a take down…Those were pretty blatant and crucial at that time….so I don’t know if someone is paying him to write this crap…but my advice is keep your day job and get a pair of glasses.

    • Alex Schlinsky

      Thanks for your opinion!

  • Jim Green

    Schlinsky, your article would be better if you didn’t have Erick Silva’s dick in your mouth when you were writing it.