Round 1- Turman came right out to the center as the two fighters throw jabs at each other. Turman went right for a takedown and then returned Silva to the canvas with a high-lift from behind. Silva shook Turman off his back and then took Turman’s back while standing. Turman reverses Silva and using the clinch against the cage as Silva as a paw on the mat. Turman trying to use a foot hook to bring Silva down and then Turman suplexes Silva a couple of times to eventually take his back while Silva is standing. Turman on Silva’s back like a backpack, and looking for a Rear-naked Choke, while trying to soften him up with strikes. Silva lets him slide off his back as his head was forward and takes full guard. Silva throws big ground-and-pound strikes and the two start scrambling. Silva lands a couple more strikes to Turman’s head and Silva shuts the lights out on Turman with a big strike while Turman is on his back.
Silva’s debut a successful one as his left-hand does the job to finish his opponent in the first round.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).