It might have looked like a verbal submission as Roberts was in an excruciating pain from the arm bar, but the British fighter said he was already out of the arm bar and the referee had stopped it at the wrong time. Roberts was having initial success on the feet against the Brazilian Silva, who was getting lit up and had to change his strategy to take Roberts to the ground. Once he got the takedown, he quickly secured the top position and continued to keep pressure. Multiple submission attempts from Silva were unsuccessful as Roberts escaped every one of them with swift response. Silva continued to execute his strategy of taking Roberts down in the remaining two rounds and looking for submissions. Eventually Roberts was caught in an armbar in the second half of the final round and the referee waved it off for a verbal submission at 3:31 secs. Roberts was clearly not happy and disputed the stoppage. Silva (13-1) picks up his fourth UFC win and his 10th career finish.