The first round began and they circled. Franklin landed an inside leg kick. Franklin landed a good right hand and then an inside leg kick. They clinched and Silva landed a knee to the body. Franklin spun around to attempt to shake off Silva, but Silva pressed Franklin into the cage. Silva landed more knees to the body. Franklin turned the clinch around and then Franklin took Silva down and got on top. They got to their feet, but Franklin still had hold of the leg. They clinched against the cage once more. They broke and Silva landed a knee to the body. Silva tried for a side kick. Two minutes remained. Franklin landed an overhand right. Silva landed a body kick and Silva pressed Franklin into the cage and began pounding away into Franklin's face. They clinched. Franklin pushed Silva into the cage in the clinch. Franklin was cut by his right eye at this point. Silva landed a knee to the body and tried for a takedown, which was evaded by Franklin. They circled. Franklin landed a body kick. Franklin landed a good left. Silva tried a spinning back fist and tried a flying knee. Silva grabbed the clinch again, landing a big knee to the face and then a big right hook. Franklin looked dazed and went down. The first round ended. Franklin looked to be still hurt badly. He was wobbly.
The second round began. Franklin landed a leg kick. Franklin landed a body kick. Silva landed a leg kick. Franklin landed a body kick. Franklin pushed forward and they clinched. Silva landed a knee to the face and Franklin went down. Silva dragged him up, landed another knee to the face, a nice right hand, two more knees, and Franklin went down again. The fight was over.