Yet again, Chael Sonnen loses in heartbreaking fashion. The American martial artist managed to only last two rounds with Anderson “Spider” Silva in the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Similar to UFC 117 in 2010, Sonnen had dominated most of the fight only to lose to Silva via TKO for a second straight time. Sonnen was aggressive early and had Silva on the floor for the majority of the first round.
In the second round, everything was going well until Chael Sonnen tripped and fell to the mat after missing a back fist attempt to Silva’s face. Like with most champions, Silva took advantage and immediately hovered over his opponent. Silva landed a series of punches, ultimately finishing Sonnen with a knee to the chest. Referee Yves Lavigne stopped the fight at 1:55 of the second round at the MGM Grand Arena.
In UFC 117, Sonnen was the aggressor dominating Silva in the octagon for four rounds. If it weren’t for “Spider” locking up a triangle choke with nearly a few minutes left in the last round, the conclusion would’ve been so much different.
UFC 148 had the same feeling. How could a guy like Chael Sonnen take control of a fight, but still get beat in the end?
It goes to show you that Anderson Silva is the real deal and should be considered the best MMA fighter that ever stepped into the octagon.
After the fight, Chael Sonnen for once had some nice things to say in regards to Silva:
“He’s a true champion, man,” Sonnen said. “He got me with a good shot. I was on the ground, he got me with a good knee and other than that, I’m going to have to look at the tape.”
With this victory, Anderson “Spider” Silva has now won his last 16 fights. The guy is truly a machine.
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