Erick Silva represented Team Nogueira well tonight at UFC 134 from Rio de Janeiro. He knocked out Luis Ramos with a crushing overhand right. Then Silva followed him down and a couple of crushing fists to the head of the grounded foe finished it off.
UFC 134 results: Erick Silva defeats Luis Ramos via TKO at :40 of Round 1
Ramos took his UFC debut on short notice after Mike Swick dropped out of the fight a few weeks ago.
Silva trains with UFC champion Anderson Silva, former champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and his legendary twin brother Antonio Rogerio Noguiera. He improves to 13-1 and 1-0 in the UFC. Silva will be a fighter to watch in the UFC's crowded welterweight division.
If he can consistently beat wrestlers, Silva will do well in that stacked but somewhat mono-cultural division. His blend of Muay Thai striking and jiu-jitsu acumen could be an effective antidote to the deluge of ground and pound in the UFC's 170lb class.