Since 2006, Anderson Silva has ruled as the most major champ in UFC record. 14-0 in the UFC, Silva has had little problems with most oppositions. The one considerable exemption was Sonnen, who taken over Silva with struggling and was near to successful in major style when Silva found him in a distribution in the fifth circular of their first experience. Now, Sonnen gets his opportunity to take off the win he almost had and end Silva's lengthy skills of popularity. A big concern is how much a rib damage performed into Silva's efficiency at the first try. Including to the interest is that Sonnen has installed the most competitive war of terms in MMA record against Silva and clearly gotten under the champion's epidermis. Silva will have to be able to vanquish his competing in much more major style. It's a battle with very great levels.
Round 1. The Brazilian fans in attendance are loudly chanting that Sonnen is going to die in Portuguese. Loud Silva chants as the fight starts. Silva throws a few big punches and Sonnen takes Silva down 9 seconds into the fight. Sonnen immediately drops down punches on Silva. The crowd begins chanting USA. Silva is very active from the bottom but he isn't attempting to stand back up. Sonnen gets Silva near the cage and looks to isolate one of Silva's arms. Silva holds Sonnen and prevents Sonnen from getting enough distance to do damage. Silva briefly looks for an arm triangle from the bottom. Sonnen gets out and looks again to isolate one of Silva's arms for a submission of his own. Sonnen drops down some elbows and works into mount position with 50 seconds left in the round. 10-8 Sonnen.
Round 2. Sonnen aggressively moves forward to close the distance and grab a hold of Silva. They clinch against the cage. Sonnen throws a few knees from the clinch. Sonnen drops down but Silva defends. Silva grabs Sonnen's shorts and lands a couple punches. Silva opens up with punches and kicks and Sonnen goes for a desperation takedown. Silva blocks it. Sonnen misses a spinning strike and Silva lands some punches on the ground. Sonnen gets up but is dropped by a punch. Silva lands a few more punches on the ground and the fight is stopped.
Winner: Anderson Silva, TKO, round 2.
Silva after the fight says he doesn't have a problem with Sonnen, despite Sonnen disrespecting his country. Silva embraces Sonnen, says he wants to show manners, and invites Sonnen to a BBQ at his house.