Fedor quickly closed the gap, dropping Tim Sylvia with compact power shots, then sunk in a neck crank/rear naked choke – all in 36 seconds of the opening bell. Sylvia did not fire off one offensive strike.
Anderson “Spider” Silva dropped James Irvin with a surgically precise straight right that landed squarely in the center of Irvin’s face. Catching an Irvin right kick, Spider had a huge target b/c Irvin didn’t cover up. As the Sandman threw a right hook (hopping on one leg), Silva snapped a right that results in a beautiful mid-air KO. The clock ticked to 1:01 of Rd 1 when this was over.
All the build up, all the smack talk all the programming and counter-programming, scheduling and rescheduling, all for 97 seconds of actual combat.