The UFC UFC 117 fight between Anderson Silva and Chael SonnenSilva was held at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, August 7. Many anticipated that it would be an exciting match and none of the two will easily give in and indeed that is what happened when the fight started.
Silva came rushing at Sonnen on Round 5 and he never gave the challenger any chance of pinning him. Then at 3:10 of round 5, Silva initiated the triangle choke successfully and Sonnen and this forced him to tap out. Silva won and retained his 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 36, and B. J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez at UFC 107.
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Meanwhile here are the UFC 117 FULL RESULTS (You can view the UFC 117 Post Fight Press Conference HERE) :
- Welterweight bout: Hallman defeated Saunders via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28).
- Heavyweight bout: 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: Boetsch defeated Brown by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
- Welterweight bout: Hendricks defeated Brenneman via TKO (punches) at 0:40 of round 2.
- Light Heavyweight bout: Davis defeated Wallace via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).
- Welterweight bout: Story defeated Hazelett via TKO (punches) at 1:15 of round 2.
- Heavyweight bout: Dos Santos defeated Nelson via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).
- Welterweight bout: Hughes defeated Almeida via technical submission (anaconda choke) at 3:15 of round 1.
- Lightweight bout: Guida defeated dos Anjos via submission (broken jaw) at 1:51 of round 3.
- Catchweight bout (171.5 Ibs): Fitch defeated Alves via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).