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Last night at UFC 153, a highly anticipated welterweight showdown took place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between rising star Erick Silva against the battle-proven welterweight...
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When Jon Fitch steps inside the Octagon tonight against dangerous rising contender Erick Silva, he'll be doing so for only the third time in two years. The typically high volume fighter and top...
Anderson Silva came to Brazil, he saw, and he dominated. Silva earned his sixteenth UFC win at UFC 153 with a brutal win over Stephan Bonnar. The strange main-event was every bit a mismatch inside the octagon as it was on paper.
Video: UFC on FUEL TV: Highlights - UFC 153Switch out Maia for Shogun and Rio had themselves a repeat of last year's famous Brazilian Trifecta of Doom. Check out the highlights above from last nights main and co-main event via MSN/FoxSports. Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado and Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva highlights are also attached for your viewing pleasure.
The UFC called upon one of their biggest stars and Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva stepped up to the plate to fight in front of his fellow countrymen, he’ll battle “The American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar in a Light Heavyweight tilt.
The dust has settled and once again UFC fans were treated to a highly entertaining night of fights. A main card that featured six bouts completely delivered in every fight. Five out of six fights on the main card ended without the need for the judge’s scorecards.
UFC welterweight standout Erick Silva recently visited the indigenous tribes in Espirito Santo, Brazil to get back to his roots, and re-energized himself for the upcoming welterweight showdown with Jon Fitch at UFC 153.
Remember when Demian Maia first entered the UFC's middleweight division? How could you forget. He submitted the first five men that the company locked him in the cage with. The crafty Brazilian even took home four submission of the night bonus checks for his work. Sprinkle in four losses and four decision victories later and you have a fighter who would look to get back to his...
UFC 153 concluded tonight in Brazil and Dana White announced the following fighter bonuses at the post-event press conference:
All bonuses were $70,000 per fighter
Submission of the Night: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
KO of the night: Rony Jason
Fight of the Night: Jon Fitch and Erick Silva