Ultimate Fighting Championships Leben suffers quick defeat

Benson High grad goes down in less than a minute

Brazilian Anderson Silva's successful debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship came at the expense of Portlander Chris Leben this week.

Silva stopped Leben, a Benson High grad, in 49 seconds on Wednesday in Las Vegas; a barrage of punches, elbows and knees did it, along with a thudding knee finishing Leben.

It was Leben's first loss in six UFC fights, since signing with the fighting organization two years ago, and only his second in 17 career fights.

Leben is a member of Team Quest Fight Club in Gresham, but he now lives in Seattle.