In the third bout of Ultimate Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Elias Silvério showed a solid all-around game to neutralize jiu-jitsu standout João Zeferino for a dominant decision victory in another welterweight bout.
Silvério imposed a good standup game in the matchup of young Brazilians, out-landing his countryman with striking combinations throughout the three rounds. He wasn’t as active when the action hit the mat, drawing the ire of Kenny Florian on commentary, but it would be enough to secure the victory. Zeferino was mostly ineffective in his takedowns and standup game alike, drawing a round three warning for an illegal up-kick to the face.
The scores came in at 29-28, 30-27, and 30-27, all in favor of Silvério, who improves to 9-0 in his MMA career with the victory in his UFC debut. Zeferino drops to 0-2 in the UFC.
At UFC Ultimate Fight Night 28, Elias Silvério Defeats João Zeferino by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, and 30-27).