Thiago Silva missed weight during the weigh ins, and it showed in the cage.
But it was Hamill who eventually looked more physically tired than his Brazilian counterpart. After a somewhat eventful first round, both fighters were fatigued heading into the second, although Silva had enough in the tank to compete the remainder of the bout. In fact, the fight could have easily been stopped late, not because of an injury or anything, but because Hamill could barely stand.
The judges had it 30-27, 30-27, and 29-27.
Silva put on a leg kick clinic in the last stanza which was probably enough to convince the judges that he deserved the victory in the end.
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