Joaquin Silva nearly decapitates Jared Gordon.
Joaquin Silva nearly decapitates Jared Gordon.

UFC decapitation: ‘The man has a family’

There were three knockouts on the undercard of UFC Fight Night: Milwaukee but none more ferocious than Joaquim Silva's third-round finish of Jared Gordon.

After a wild fight, Silva improved his record to 11-1 by standing up Gordon against the cage and assaulting him with head shots.

On the main card, Charles Oliveira earned his revenge on Jim Miller eight years after they first fought at UFC 124, winning via submission in a battle of veterans.

Sergio Pettis' move back up to bantamweight was unsuccessful as Rob Font jabbed his way to a shutout decision.

But the brutality returned as New Zealand's Dan Hooker went to war with Edson Barboza - and copped the most savage of beatings.

Hooker was to brave for his own good, taking a series of spinning kicks to the mid-section before finally being felled by a body shot in the third round.

It was Barboza's first win after back-to-back defeats against main event contestant Kevin Lee and lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

RESULTS

Main card

Kevin Lee vs Al Iaquinta

Edson Barboza defeated Dan Hooker via KO (kicks and punches) - R3, 2:19

Rob Font defeated Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Charles Oliveira defeated Jim Miller via submission (rear naked choke) - R1, 1:15

Undercard

Zak Ottow defeated Dwight Grant via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)

Drakkar Klose defeated Bobby Green via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Joaquim Silva defeated Jared Gordon via KO (punches) - R3, 2:39

Jack Hermansson defeated Gerald Meerschaert via submission (guillotine choke) - R1, 4:25

Zak Cummings defeated Trevor Smith via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Dan Ige defeated Jordan Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Mike Rodriguez defeated Adam Milstead via KO (knee to the body) at R1, 2:59

Juan Adams defeated Chris de la Rocha via TKO (punches) - R3, 0:58