10:28 .: Medeiros pulls off the upset defeating Silva by TKO at 2:01 of the second round. The first round was very entertaining with Medeiros and Silva knocking each other down to the mat. In the second round, Medeiros connected on an overhand right and then a flush left hook to drop Silva. He immediately seized the moment, landing ground-and-pound punches and the referee had seen enough. The ending was questionable as Silva had his wits about him but the referee erred on the side of caution as fighter safety is most important. Medeiros now has won both of his fights since moving up to welterweight.
When a person’s neck is cradled in the familiar forearm embrace of an RNC, the choker applies pressure and blood is immediately hindered from leaving the head. This stoppage gives the chokee a pinked and flushed feeling thanks to a growing congestion of blood. Increasing the pressure more flattens the carotid arteries, which are the main target of the choke and the main source of blood to the brain. A few seconds of this and things fade to black, and quickly. Coming out of a blood choke feels a bit like waking up from the dead, or waking up from being blackout drunk. It takes a few moments to figure out who you are, what is happening, and how you got there. All in all, it’s a little kiss on the mouth from the abyss and, when performed correctly, causes no lasting damage. Compared to getting your bell rung, I gotta say, it’s a pretty charming way to end a fight.