Silva landed 49 of his 97 attempted strikes during the bout, while Stann hit on 64 of his 103 attempts. Two of Stann's 64 were glancing kicks that rattled Silva's nuggets, which brought a swift halt to the action.
The only time the bout was stopped -- besides breaks in between rounds -- was when Silva got rocked by Stann kicks that landed clean below the belt, squarely on the family jewels.
Silva was caught twice with kicks to the crotch, but he took his time to recover and came back seemingly stronger than ever.
“My corner said all I needed to throw was a straight punch,” Silva said following his victory over Stann at UFC on Fuel TV 8, feeling much better after the low blows. “I am so happy the game plan worked.”
Silva didn't seem to be feeling any lingering pain from the crotch kicks once the bout was over, as he celebrated the victory with his team.
“He’s a tough guy,” Silva told Fuel TV, referring to Stann. “He put in a great performance. It’s the kind of fight I love to do. We’re there to fight. I am not there to run. I like to fight like that. Thanks a lot to Brian Stann for fighting me. It was a great show for the fans.”
Stann said his heart was broken following the loss, but he made no mention of the low kicks.
“Wanderlei has always been one of my favorite fighters ever,” Stann said. “He’s one of the fighters that impressed me and made me want to get into the sport. I’m very proud to be part of his career. As much as this hurts right now, and my heart is broken, I’m proud I put my name on the line.”