Silva disqualified in bout with Prater for illegal strikes


His first time out, at the same arena, Silva knocked his opponent out in just 40 seconds. This time it took him even less time to earn a stoppage.

Not so fast, though.

As it turned out, Silva landed a swarm of blows that referee Mario Yamasaki deemed illegal, saying they were landing on the back of the head. Because of that, Silva was disqualified and the win was awarded to Prater.

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Carlo Prater Vs. Erick Silva
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Carlo Prater No Headshot Available
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 160 (72.57 kg)
Record 27-11-1
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Name Erick Silva No Headshot Available
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 8-2-0
Carlo Prater def. Erick Silva via disqualification (illegal punches) - Round 1, 0:29


tags: Carlo Prater (detail)  Erick Silva (detail)  UFC 142      


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InspiritMick site profile image  

1/15/12 9:54 PM by InspiritMick


Deputy Porker site profile image  

1/14/12 11:20 PM by Deputy Porker

man it was fucking awesome joe totally blasted mario right then and there didnt let him get away with that bullshit call prater should of been defending himself

UGCTT_THE Kevin Chandler site profile image  

1/14/12 11:18 PM by UGCTT_THE Kevin Chandler

 I was under the impression that the ref comes into the fighter's dressing rooms pre-fight and tells them what he considers back of the head (i.e. mohawk, crown and back, fist sized only back of the head, etc) and that's the rule for the fight.  Again, I'm only going off what I've heard on teh UG, so who knows.

SC MMA MD site profile image  

1/14/12 11:09 PM by SC MMA MD

 I thought the rule was if you are hitting the ear some, you are ok, if you are hitting entirely behind the ear (not hitting the ear at all with your fist) you are hitting the back of the head

FedorEmilioEstevez site profile image  

1/14/12 11:06 PM by FedorEmilioEstevez

Rather more than less but most of all consistency

crumbs site profile image  

1/14/12 11:02 PM by crumbs

translation: " hey joe , im here sticking up for you"oh no, what have i done, ive opened a hole in the space time continuum

UGCTT_THE Kevin Chandler site profile image  

1/14/12 11:02 PM by UGCTT_THE Kevin Chandler

 Long story short, needs to be MUCH more specific rules as to what exactly "the back of the head" is. I've heard it's different for every ref, that's incredibly difficult for fighters.  Needs to be uniformed.  (unless I'm talking out of my ass, and it actually is, in which case, awesome)

Enemies site profile image  

1/14/12 11:01 PM by Enemies

I know hindsight is 20/20 and everything, but it's really Mario's fault if he had a horrible vantage point as to what was going on for that length of a time. He does have legs afterall.

crumbs site profile image  

1/14/12 11:00 PM by crumbs

translation:"Hey Mario , I'm here sticking up for you. Please be my friend in real life. It would be so cool!, plus im a 01'er and already pretty cool"

The Cooler site profile image  

1/14/12 10:59 PM by The Cooler

The only reason you guys are giving Yamasaki shit is because he is a man.