Anderson Silva vs. Bruno Machado: Round-by-round live updates

Anderson Silva vs. Bruno Machado: Round-by-round live updates

MMA Fighting has Mayweather vs. Moore results live for the Anderson Silva vs. Bruno Machado fight card at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on Saturday afternoon.

This is the live blog from the co-main event of the show featuring UFC legend Anderson Silva and Bruno Machado. It is expected to start around 4 p.m. ET on Frontrow pay-per-view. Check out our Mayweather vs Moore results page to find out what happened on the undercard.

Silva (34-11, 1 NC in MMA), a longtime UFC middleweight champion, has competed twice in boxing since stepping away from MMA. He beat former WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez by split decision in June last year, then needed less than 90 seconds to knock out former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz three months later. late.

Machado is an MMA fighter with a professional record of 15-9. He has won six fights in a row, including four for the UAE Warriors promotion.

Check out the Silva vs Machado co-main event live blog below.

We now await the co-main event of the evening.

After a 90-minute break between fights, Anderson Silva will be out shortly.

Silva to No sun. Classic.

Round 1: Machado to the body early. Silva with lots of movement, not throwing much. Now it’s Silva in the body. Silva probing with a light jab. Back to the body for Silva. Not much to score there.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Silva.

2nd round: Silva stays with the jab, but doesn’t connect. He sneaks in a left hook. Machado goes to the body. There’s a jab from Silva. Silva slips in a few punches as he waits in the corner. Machado scores with the right hand. Two good body shots from Silva. By the way, rounds only last two minutes in this fight.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Silva. Overall, Silva 20-18.

Round 3: Jab up high by Silva. Machado responds with a body shot. Silva with a clever combo. Silva is looking to pressure from the corner. Silva hits a counter kick. Staring contest in the last 15 seconds.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Silva. Overall, Silva 30-27.

Round 4: Silva follows with a jab, Machado hits a right cross. Silva increases the output and he blends it beautifully to the head and body. Right hook to the body by Silva, followed by a high jab. Another round for Silva, although not the most exciting performance.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Silva. Overall, Silva 40-36.

Round 5: Aggressive start for Silva. Silva goes to the body, Machado with a counter hook. Silva scores with a diving left hand. Right hand by Machado. Silva sniffs on a tedder on the left. Silva with another good flurry to close out this round. The right bomb at the bell drops Machado! We have a standing 10 count and Machado will come in at sixth.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-8, Silva. Overall, Silva 50-44.

Round 6: Silva is just biding his time. Sneaky left scores for Silva. Jab by Silva. Lots of fakes and circles here, Machado is understandable. Silva with another sneaky left.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Silva. Overall, Silva 60-53.

Round 7: Silva knocks Machado’s head off with a jab. Lots of position change from Silva. He triples on a jab, but Machado doesn’t bite. Silva has Machado back in the corner, he wants to open it up with body shots. Machado keeps his guard high to avoid eating another finishing move. Machado with a nice left hook as Silva gets cute with his head movement.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Silva. Overall, Silva 70-62.

Round 8: Silva advances with straight punches. Machado is strictly on the defensive, but he fights back with a short left hook. Right hand by Machado. Machado isn’t landing much, but Silva hasn’t thrown much in Round 10. Silva comes out of the corner looking for one last burst, but the finish isn’t there.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Machado. Overall, Silva 79-72.

Official result: No winner is declared because the fight is an exhibition.

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