Gabriel Silva, the son of UFC legend Anderson Silva, suffered a brutal knockout for the first loss of his amateur kickboxing career.
Silva was facing Vincent Familari for the IKF light-middleweight championship at FightersRep 11, broadcast live on YouTube. After some back-and-forth early exchanges, Familari caught Silva with a heavy right hook that ended the bout with 18 seconds left in the opening round.
Gabriel Silva Suffered A Brutal KO In Second Kickboxing Match
Check out the brutal knockout below.
The Silva family didn’t go home empty-handed though, as Gabriel’s brother Kalyl earned a unanimous decision win over Melo Pamuk on the same card. Kalyl returned to the ring since his viral eight-second knockout win in his kickboxing debut in August.
Familari had a lot to say after defeating the son of an MMA legend in Silva.
“I couldn’t let him recover,” Familari said after the bout. “I mean, the guy’s good. He could easily beat me, but God was with us on this victory, He blessed us. Much respect to my opponent, his camp, and everybody else, but we did it. We pulled through.”
With the loss, Gabriel falls to 5-1 in his amateur kickboxing career and will look to get back on track in his next appearance. At 24 years old, he has plenty of time to grow in the fight game.
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