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UFC 237: Jared Cannonier Puts Away Anderson Silva With Pounding Leg Kick

Jared Cannonier spoiled Anderson Silva's Octagon return in Brazil tonight at UFC 237.

Jared Cannonier recorded the biggest win of his career tonight at UFC 237, by stopping the legendary Anderson Silva with a thumping leg kick.

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Cannonier pressed forward right out of the gate and threw the odd leg kick. Silva didn’t fire off much in the first couple of minutes, while Cannonier continued to throw the occasional kick and punch. Silva started to pick it up as the round went on, but Cannonier proceeded to score with a couple of big rights. In the final minute, Silva started to press forward but Cannonier countered with a pounding kick behind the knee that sent the legend to the deck. The fight was immediately called off by ref Herb Dean, and Silva was visibly in considerable pain. 

After the bout, Silva told Jon Anik that he was dealing with some sort of knee injury in training camp.

Here are the results so far for UFC 237, which is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jared Cannonier def. Anderson Silva via TKO (leg kick / injury) R1, 4:47

Alexander Volkanovski def. Jose Aldo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Laureano Staropoli def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Irene Aldana def. Bethe Correia via submission (armbar) R3, 3:24

Ryan Spann def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via KO (punches) R1, 2:07

Thiago Moises def. Kurt Holobaugh via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Warlley Alves def. Sergio Moraes via KO (punch) R3, 4:13

Clay Guida def. B.J. Penn via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Viviane Araujo def. Talita Bernardo via KO (punch) R3, 0:48

Luana Carolina def. Priscila Cachoeira via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Raoni Barcelos def. Carlos Huachin via TKO (strikes) R2, 4:49

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