UFC London RESULT: Claudio Silva verbally submits Danny Roberts in the third round

Danny Roberts and Claudio Silva clashed in the main card’s second fight of the night with both men boasting impressive records at weltwerweight.

With Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards vs Gunnar Nelson other welterweights on the card, the onus was on these two to show they could step up.

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Danny Roberts Vs Claudio Silva

Silva, 13-1 and hasn’t lost since his first-ever professional fight, controlled the early going in the fight and kept the hometown hero of Roberts grounded.

Roberts, 31 and five years his opponent’s junior, managed to reverse the position with 15 seconds left in the round and finished strong.

Hot Chocolate caught the Brazilian early at the beginning at round two, but Silva’s answer was to score another takedown on Roberts, wear him down and regain his composure.

Silva looks for the rear-naked choke but Roberts once again did a fantastic job of reversing into a mount position. A front-facelock followed before the two men were separated and back to Roberts’ preference of a stand-up fight.

Silva wanted to hook up and take things to the ground at every opportunity. However, in the third round, Roberts was the one to get on the ascendency and take things to the ground and he managed to open Silva up wth his strikes.

Silva managed to counter that into an armbar though and forced Roberts to submit in the third round, verbally it seems. No doubt that Roberts was doing the better work until that point, but Silva gets the W and after the fight he says he demands respect from the British public.

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