BJJFAQ is more than ready to deliver the live coverage for UFC 237! Join us as we follow the play-by-play action this Saturday from the beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The stacked Jeunesse Arena will be a home of the fighting world once again as the current strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas (8-3-0) steps into the hostile territory to defend her title against the Brazilian favorite, and an always dangerous power puncher Jessica Andrade (19-6-0) in the main event of the evening.
The co-main event is set for the Middleweight clash between the fearsome striker, and one of the best to ever do it Anderson Silva (34-9-0) taking on the heavy-handed and rising middleweight Jared Cannonier (11-4-0).
We will also follow the return of the “King of Rio”, Jose Aldo (28-4-0) in his attempt to stop the Featherweight rise of talented Australian Alexander Volkanovski (19-1-0), in a fight that will launch a winner into the title contender position.
LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY: Jared Cannonier vs Anderson Silva
Round 1 – Silva is in the southpaw stance. Cannonier comes out in the orthodox stance. Cannonier takes the center and immediately starts walking Silva down. Both fighters are flat-footed. Cannonier lands a leg kick. Both fighters are measuring their range. Cannonier is in Silva’s face. He lands a couple of nice leg kicks. Silva is yet to land anything. He starts throwing faints in order to get a reaction from Cannonier. 1st min in, neither fighter is willing to take any risks. Cannonier sticks with the kicks. He fires a right hook and partially lands. A hard inside leg kick lands for Cannonier! He is looking like a sharper fighter. Cannonier is picking his shots well early, he is looking to destroy the lead leg of Silva. Silva explodes with a hard kick to the body and lands! Cannonier continues with the pressure. He has a hard time timing the enterings. Nice leg kick and a right hook lands for Cannonier! Halfway in, nice switch kick to the head lands for Silva! His speed is insane! Cannonier shakes the kick off and continues with the forward pressure. He steps in with a power right and lands! Another one lands for Cannonier! He follows the attack with the clinch against the fence! Silva is looking relaxed. Cannonier lands a two-punch combo on the separation! Cannonier starts switching up his stances, he is looking very unpredictable. Silva fires a front kick to the body and lands. He is trying to empty the gas tank of Cannonier early. Stiff jab lands for Cannonier. 1min to go, Cannonier lands a straight right. He is out landing Silva in the first round. Silva starts marching forward and he lands a left straight. He goes high with the kick, blocked by Cannonier! A big inside leg kick lands for Cannonier! Silva goes down!!! Silva is in big pain!!!! The referee steps in and stops the fight!!!