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UFC 148: UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva Vs. Chael Sonnen

Anderson Silva (c) vs. Chael Sonnen for UFC middleweight title

Well folks, the main event is here. Anderson Silva (31-4) and Chael Sonnen (27-11-1) for the UFC middleweight title. Joe Rogan said Sonnen was standing at the Octagon door, calling for Silva to come on down. The referee is Yves Lavigne, and that’s all there needs to be said, so let’s get it on.

Round 1: Silva appeared to wipe the vaseline off his face and on his body, but the ref wiped him off before letting them fight. Sonnen shoots in and get a double-leg right off the bat, and Silva is on his back. Sonnen landing blows through Silva’s defense. Silva trying to grab an arm, but Sonnen pulls it through. Sonnen moves into half-guard, and throws an elbow to the face. Sonnen with more elbows, as Silva attempts to lock him up. Sonnen landing little shots to the side of Silva’s head, as Silva holds control of his leg to keep him from getting a full mount. Sonnen with knees to the body while in half-guard, though they likely aren’t doing much damage. Sonnen just misses a big left, and Silva looks for a triangle again but Sonnen moves out of danger. Sonnen has him flat and is reigning down to the head despite having his leg still locked up. Elbows to the head again by Sonnen to Silva as we go under a minute in the opening round. Sonnen gets free and goes into full-mount now, hammering down on the face of Silva. Shoulders to the face of Silva from Sonnen.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sonnen

Round 2: Sonnen goes right after Silva, as Silva takes a leg but is forced to release it. Knee to the body by Sonnen, who misses one to the face. Sonnen drops down, attempting another takedown but Silva fights it off. Silva lands a big strike and grabs Sonnen’s shorts. Silva with a big strike that wobbles Sonnen, who goes for another takedown. Silva fights it off and Sonnen is rocked. Silva lands a knee ot the face and Silva goes on the offense with several punches. Sonnen appears lost and falls down again after a right. Sonnen not defending himself and Silva finishes it with several uncontested blows.

Anderson Silva def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (strikes) at 1:55 of round two