The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 29 was a welterweight bout as Dong Hyun Kim scored his first stoppage victory in the UFC since his debut with the promotion as he defeated Erick Silva by knockout in second round.
At the start of the fight, Kim came out as the aggressor and was looking for a takedown. Silva was able to keep the fight on the feet and breakaway from Kim on several occasions.
Kim continued to push a high pace and was finally able to get the fight to the ground at the mid-way point of the round. Once on the ground, he was able to get the mount position. Silva would be able to get him out of the position but would not be able to get off his back before the round came to an end.
Silva came out as the aggressor in the second round and backed up Kim with his punches. Kim scrambled away from Silva but caught an elbow as Silva was coming forward. Both fighters were slowing down, especially Kim. Silva started to take advantage of Kim slowing down.
As Silva was throwing a right hand, Kim counter with a left hand that connected and Silva feel to the mat. Kim landed one punch on the ground before the referee came in to call the fight.
Kim (18-2-1, 1NC) has won three in a row after being defeated by Carlos Condit and this is his seventh career victory by TKO/KO.
UFC Fight Night 29 Results:
Dong Hyun Kim def. Erick Silva via KO (punch) – Round 2, 3:01
Thiago Silva def. Matt Hamill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
Fábio Maldonado def. Joey Beltran via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Pierce via submission (ankle lock) – Round 1, :31
Raphael Assunção def. TJ Dillashaw via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Igor Araujo def. Ildemar Alcantara via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Yan Cabral def. David Mitchell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Cariaso def. Iliarde Santos via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:31
Alan Patrick def. Garett Whiteley via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:54