May 10, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Matt Brown (red gloves) fights Erick Silva (blue gloves) during a welterweight bout at US Bank Arena. Matt Brown won the fight via TKO in the third round. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Erick Silva taken out on stretcher, but receives 'clean bill of health'

No one will question Erick Silva’s heart. Last night, Silva threw down with No. 7 ranked Welterweight, Matt Brown in an epic battle that saw both men hurt many times. After nearly finishing Brown in the first minute of the fight, Silva endured a hellacious beating at the hands of Brown for the next three rounds.

In the end, Brown’s pressure and punishment was too much for Silva and referee Herb Dean called a stop to the bout in the third. As Silva lay on the floor, a scary scene began to unfold.

Our own Josh Sanchez was at the event, and he gives us the play by play of what went down:

Although the scene was nerve-wracking, Dana White broke the news on Twitter that Silva was indeed okay and will be able to fly home today:

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