UFC on FX should be considered a rousing success unless you’re Jeremy Stephens. There were outstanding fights across the board from the first fight all the way to the main event.
The flyweights impressed in both fights on the card. In the first fight of the night Darren Uyenoyama finished Phil Harris in the second round with a rear naked choke, showing that the flyweights can finish fights.
Dodson made a statement that the flyweights have knockout power after finishing Jussier Formiga on the main card. The first
round of the fight consisted of Dodson and Formiga feeling each other out before Dodson started using the left hook to finish Formiga in the second round.
Dodson will now challenge Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight title in what fans should expect to be the fastest fight in UFC history. Like Dodson said post fight, record it, rewind it and play it back so you can watch this fight in slow motion.
Jake Ellenberger and Jay Hieron may not have had the fireworks most fans expected, but it was a solid fight overall. Ellenberger used his wrestling to avenge his first professional loss to Hieron. The judges scored it 29-28 across the board for Ellenberger and this should set up Ellenberger for a top ten challenger.
The main event did not go exactly to plan for Travis Browne. He was doing well the first minute or so, throwing kicks and showing off his striking, but when attempting to throw a punch he tweaked something in his leg. Dana White later announced the injury was a blown hamstring.
After the leg injury Browne was never the same. He was limping around the cage and couldn’t put a lot of power behind his punches. Silva eventually finished the fight via knockout to earn his first UFC win.