Monday, August 9, 2010

* UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen

Another Anderson Silva fight and everyone is excited to watch if he will do something spectacular this time compared with his 2 previous fights. I can say UFC 117 is a fun event to watch from start to the main event. From the Roy Nelson and Junior Dos Santos, Matt Hughes and Ricardo Almeda, Alves and Fitch and of course the Main event Silva vs Sonnen. Sonnen is I can say is the trash talkers of all trash talkers but after the fight I can say he can back it up. I thought there would be a new UFC Middleweight Champion after almost dominating all 5 rounds but Anderson Silva caught him with the Triangle Choke making him tap. Everyone is looking forward for the rematch between Silva and Sonnen. I've never seen Anderson Silva getting beaten and dominate only in this fight.

Results *from wikipedia

Preliminary card

Welterweight bout: Ben Saunders vs. Dennis Hallman
Hallman defeated Saunders via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28).
Heavyweight bout: Stefan Struve vs. Christian Morecraft
Struve defeated Morecraft via TKO (punches) at 0:21 of round 2. This fight was broadcast on PPV following the Guida vs. dos Anjos fight.
Light Heavyweight bout: Tim Boetsch vs. Todd Brown
Boetsch defeated Brown by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Welterweight bout: Johny Hendricks vs. Charlie Brenneman
Hendricks defeated Brenneman via TKO (punches) at 0:40 of round 2.
Light Heavyweight bout: Phil Davis vs. Rodney Wallace
Davis defeated Wallace via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).
Welterweight bout: Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story
Story defeated Hazelett via TKO (punches) at 1:15 of round 2.

Main card

Heavyweight bout: Roy Nelson vs. Junior dos Santos
dos Santos defeated Nelson via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).
Welterweight bout: Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida
Hughes defeated Almeida via technical submission (modified front headlock) at 3:15 of round 1.
Lightweight bout: Clay Guida vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Guida defeated dos Anjos via submission (jaw injury) at 1:51 of round 3.
Catchweight bout (171.5 lbs): Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves
Fitch defeated Alves via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Chael Sonnen
Silva defeated Sonnen via submission (triangle choke) at 3:10 of round 5 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship. This was only one of three fights in UFC history to end in the 5th round. The others were Randy Couture vs. Ricco Rodriguez at UFC 39, and B. J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez at UFC 107.

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