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It was a good old fashioned brawl between Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann Saturday at UFC on Fuel TV 8. The fight brought back memories of Silva's glory days when he dominated the Pride Fighting Championships.
In just under 2 rounds, Silva and Stan thew 200 strikes, according to fightmetric.com. Silva landed 49 of his 97 attempts; Stann hit on 64 of his 103 attempts in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
There were no submission attempts by either fighter.
The end came at 4:08 of the second round when "The Axe Murderer" landed a devastating right hook, followed by a left hook that knocked the "All American" to the canvas. Silva quickly pounced on his downed opponent, landing several more punches before the referee called a halt to the fight.
Silva was ecstatic after the win which raised his record to 35-12 and 1 draw.
“He’s a tough guy,” Silva told Fuel TV. “He put in a great performance. It’s the kind of fight I love to do. We’re there to fight. I am not there to run. I like to fight like that. Thanks a lot to Brian Stann for fighting me. It was a great show for the fans.”
With the loss Stann fell to 12-6.
“Wanderlei has always been one of my favorite fighters ever,” Stann said. “He’s one of the fighters that impressed me and made me want to get into the sport. I’m very proud to be part of his career. As much as this hurts right now, and my heart is broken, I’m proud I put my name on the line.”
In the co-main event Mark Hunt broke Stefan Struve’s jaw with a vicious left hook in the third round. Struve hit the canvas hard and was visibly dazed. Referee Herb Dean took a look at the 7 foot tall Struve and determined he was unable to continue.
“My timing was off and I couldn’t put things together, but I was glad to take the win,” said Hunt, who stands just 5-foot-10. “It’s hard to fight a guy like Struve. He’s a big kid."
Full UFC on FUEL TV 8 results:
Wanderlei Silva def. Brian Stann via knockout (punches) - Round 2, 4:08
Mark Hunt def. Stefan Struve via TKO (punches) - Round 3, 1:44
Diego Sanchez def. Takanori Gomi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Yushin Okami def. Hector Lombard via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Rani Yahya def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Dong Hyun Kim def. Siyar Bahadurzada via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brad Tavares def. Riki Fukuda via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Takeya Mizugaki def. Bryan Caraway via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kazuki Tokudome def. Cristiano Marcello via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Alex Caceres def. Kyung Ho Kang via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Hyun Gyu Lim def. Marcelo Guimaraes via KO (knee) - Round 2, 4:00
Wanderlei Silva Vs. Brian Stann fight highlights
Mark Hunt Vs. Stefan Struve fight highlights
UFC on FUEL TV 8: Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann Post-Fight Interviews
UFC on FUEL TV 8: Mark Hunt Post-Fight Interview
UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs Stann Post-fight Press Conference
Pic source and some information from MSN Fox Sports used in this report