While I figured Silva would crush Leben, I was shocked at how it went down. I thought this would be a repeat of Franklin-Tanner II, with Silva playing the role of Franklin. I figured Leben's chin would keep him upright long enough for Silva to put on a clinic on lay a long and drawn out beating on him.
I was so surprised that I wonder if there wasn't something wrong with Leben. Anderson is a great technical striker, but he has never been known for having crazy power in his fists. Meanwhile, Leben has flat-out walked through some bombs landed by guys with huge KO power. Yet, on Wednesday night, the kid with the iron chin looked like was seriously rocked by the first JAB that hit him, and things only went downhill from there.