Jean Silva enters UFC history with two fights in two weeks

In the world of MMA, there are several types of fighters. There are those that are hit once a year, those that are hit two or three… And then there are guys like Jean Silva, who get hit every two weeks. The harshness of the weight cut, as well as the preparation that a fight requires, makes these types of cases very rare, since most prefer to have a recovery time.

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The Brazilian had just knocked out Westin Wilson on January 13 in his UFC debut. To make matters worse, He did it in the first round. After this, he had a fight scheduled against William Gomis on May 5, being a logical period between fights, but his rival had some complications when cutting weight which caused the fight to be cancelled.

Dana White looked for a new fight for Silva at featherweight, and Last UFC 303 he knocked out Charles Jourdain again, this time in the second round, to scare the division. However, did not give the weight required for the confrontationwhich left him in a bad place despite his good performance.

He did THIS just 9 days ago! 😱

Jean Silva is back in the Octagon this weekend with hopes for another impressive finish!

— UFC (@ufc) July 9, 2024

The speed of their combats has caused it to grow to such a point of ask to fight again just 14 days after his previous appearance, although it will do so in light weight to avoid setbacks. Silva will return to action this Saturday in Denver against Drew Doberafter the injury of Mike Davis (Dober’s rival at first).

Jean Silva during one of his fights in the UFC

He is not the first to do so

Although cases like Silva’s are very strange to see, there have already been other names who have done this before. The best known is Khamzat Chimaev, who in 2020 was hit twice within a period of 7 days. Furthermore, between both fights he only spent nine minutes in the octagon, finishing both rivals.

Another even more surprising example is that of Terrance McKinney, who in 2021 also fought twice in one week, adding that The fights lasted 7 and 72 seconds respectively., achieving the KO on both occasions. Following this rule of three, this Saturday’s fight between Silva and Dober promises to give a show to the fans.


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