Anderson Silva (Photo: famososartistas.com)
UFC Fight Night 14: Silva vs. Irvin – Las Vegas, Nev. – Palms Casino Resort – July 19, 2008
Anderson Silva took a break from dominating UFC middleweights to beat light heavyweight James Irvin at UFC Fight Night 14.
Silva knocked out “The Sandman” in 61 seconds to improve his UFC record to 7-0.
UFC presented this show up against the first Affliction pay-per-view, which featured Fedor Emelianenko beating Tim Sylvia in 36 seconds in the main event.
Brandon “The Truth” Vera went down a weight class, debuting in the light heavyweight division with a unanimous decision win over UFC newcomer Reece Andy.
Frankie Edgar (10-1) continued his march toward a shot at the UFC lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Hermes Franca.
Kevin Burns beat Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in a fight with a strange ending. Burns poked Johnson in the eye illegally, but he won the fight by TKO when Johnson could not continue.
Cain Velasquez beat Jake O’Brien, ending his fourth pro fight like the first three: pounding his way to a TKO victory.
In the televised opener, CB Dollaway used a Peruvian necktie to beat Jesse Taylor in just under four minutes.
On the pre-show, Rory Markham knocked out Brodie Farber with a head kick in 97 seconds. Spike TV made sure to put that fight on the main show.
In a battle of TUF 7 contestants, Tim Credeur beat Cale Yarbrough by TKO at the 1:54 mark.
Other preliminary results included Nate Loughran over "The Hater Hurter" Johnny Rees in 4:21 with a triangle choke; Shannon Gugerty over Dale Hartt with a rear naked choke in 3:33; and Brad Blackburn beat James Giboo by TKO in Round 2.