The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale unfolded tonight (Fri., July 8, 2016) live on FOX Sports 1 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With MMA standouts like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk, top Strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha, former Bellator MMA Lightweight champion Will Brooks, English powerhouse Ross Pearson, Korean sensation Doo Ho Choi, and The Ultimate Fighter Season 23 finalists holding down the main card, TUF 23 Finale was primed to deliver.
Well, it did. And it happened in the very first fight of the main card, as undefeated Lightweight Joaquim Silva absolutely destroyed Andrew Holbrook with a vicious first-round knockout. Silva exploded out the gate, caught Holbrook, sent him flying to the canvas and proceeded to play basketball with his head.
The quick finish can be seen below:
Joacquim Silva opens up the #TUFFinale main card with a BIG knockout! That was vicious! https://t.co/d5Gaw6QiQR
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) July 9, 2016
Silva moves to 9-0 in his professional career and can make some noise in the 155-pound division if he can continue to compliment his grappling skills with knockout power.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire TUF 23 Finale fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.
Source:: mma mania