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Sunday, Aug 08, 2010

Sonnen Dominates But Silva Defends Belt

By FCF Staff  Anderson Silva remains as the UFC Middleweight Champion despite being dominated by acomplished wrestler Chael Sonnen for four rounds plus. In the fifth and final round of last night’s title fight in Oakland, Silva managed to catch Sonnen with a late triangle-choke, after being punished by his opponent’s ground-and-pound game throughout much of the bout.
Despite Sonnen’s highly publicized verbal assault of Silva heading into the bout, the champion was quick to bow before the challenger in a sign of respect following the fight. Silva stated in his post fight interview that he had incurred a serious rib injury sometime last week.
Here are the results from last night’s UFC 117 card:
Anderson Silva def. Chael Sonnen via Submission (triangle choke) – R5, 3:10     
Jon Fitch def. Thiago Alves via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Clay Guida def. Rafael dos Anjos via Submission (injury) – R3, 1:51
Matt Hughes def. Ricardo Almeida via Submission (modified arm-triangle choke) – R1, 3:15
Junior Dos Santos def. Roy Nelson via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Stefan Struve def. Christian Morecraft via TKO (punches) – R2, 0:22
Rick Story def. Dustin Hazelett via TKO (punches) – R2, 1:15
Phil Davis def. Rodney Wallace via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Johny Hendricks def. Charlie Brenneman via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:40
 Tim Boetsch def. Todd Brown via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 2:46 pm
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