The city of New Jersey will be a world fighting epicenter once again as the UFC makes its return to the Prudential Center for the eight-time and first since UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader back in 2016. The event will be held this Saturday, August 3, and MMAIMPORTS is more than ready to deliver you live UFC results from both preliminary and main cards!
Joaquim Silva is back after a one and a half year layoff and he is coming off a phenomenal knockout performance against Jared Gordon. This victory meant a lot to him after losing for the first time in his career against Vinc Pichel. A well rounded Brazilian is facing a rising star, Nasrat Haqparast who is coming from the two dominant performances against Marc Diakiese and Thibault Gouti. Both fighters are phenomenal strikes and have a lot of power in their hands.
Check out our live play-by-play coverage below:
Rd 1 – Both fighters are measuring their range. Silva opens the fight with a couple of left hands. Haqparast is making reads as Silva offers much more offense. Haqparast hasn’t landed anything yer. He finally charges forward and lands a front kick. Silva stays busy with the kicks. Haqparast explodes and lands a heavy two punch combo! He is starting to time the attacks of Silva. Silva fires a right and lands. Haqparast responds with the left but continues to eat heavy leg kicks. Both fighters are extremely cautious as Haqparast explodes and lands another left. Both fighters are using a lot of energy early in the fight.
Rd 2 – Silva opens with a couple of kicks but Haqparast manages to counter with the big left. Silva starts moving but Haqparast cuts him once again and lands a big left straight!!! Silva goes down!!! The referee stops the fight!!!