The UFC middleweight title clash between champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chael Sonnen is official as both fighters successfully made weight today. Silva weighed in at 184-pounds while Sonnen tipped the scales at 185-pounds. The tension between the fighters carried over during the staredown as Silva landed a shoulder-strike to the jaw of Sonnen.
Face-off video of Silva and Sonnen
Full UFC 148 Weigh-in Video
UFC 148 Weigh-in Results
Anderson Silva (184) vs. Chael Sonnen (185)
Tito Ortiz (204) vs. Forrest Griffin (204)
Cung Le (185) vs. Patrick Cote (185)
Demian Maia (170) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (170)
Chad Mendes (146) vs. Cody McKenzie (145)
Mike Easton (135) vs. Ivan Menjivar (136)
Melvin Guillard (155) vs. Fabricio Camões (156)
Gleison Tibau (155) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (155)
Riki Fukuda (185) vs. Constantinos Philippou (186)
Shane Roller (155) vs. John Alessio (156)
Yoislandy Izquierdo (156) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (156)
Anderson Silva beat Chael Sonnen by TKO in round 2 at UFC 148 to retain his middleweight title. Sonnen absolutely dominated Silva on the ground for the entire first round, however after trying a spinning back-fist in round 2, Silva took advantage. Sonnen lost his balance and while on the ground, against the cage, Silva took advantage. He landed a swift knee to the chest and followed...
After two years of unprecedented hoopla, the rematch between middleweight king Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen is officially a thing of the past.
After manhandling Silva for nearly five complete rounds in their initial shootout, Sonnen was abruptly submitted with only 110 ticks remaining on the clock. Although tonight’s fight wasn’t nearly as dramatic, the result was the...
photo credit - espn.go "If you'd like to have a barbeque at my house I'd love to have you over for a barbeque." - Anderson Silva to Chael Sonnen post fight. Chael Sonnen had never been finished in his previous 49 professional career fights. That was until the biggest fight of his career. Sonnen started the 1st round of tonight's title fight the same way...
-- Chael Sonnen recently spoke with The StarPhoenix about his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 148 and said he's been training with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Sonnen said of the training sessions: "He brings me out to Broken Skull Ranch, the middle of nowhere, hotter than a son of a gun, and he tortures me for about 30 days and I go home. I never throw a punch or a kick. It...
Champion vs. Icon. Anderson Silva channels his inner Scott Stevens in the weigh-in highlight video above. Silva throws his shoulder at Sonnen, adding to the hype machine that will all come to fruition tonight. UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II coverage
UFC 148 goes down live tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main event is considered the “rematch of the century” as Anderson Silva takes on Chael Sonnen for the middleweight championship. The co-main event will be the last time we see Tito Ortiz grace the octagon, as he faces Forrest Griffin in his retirement fight.
The preliminary card is set to begin...
Full event results from UFC 148 in Las Vegas, NV: UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva def. Chael Sonnen via TKO, R2 Forrest Griffin def. Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) Cung Le def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) Demian Maia def. Dong Hyun Kim via TKO, R1 Chad Mendes def. Cody McKenzie [...]
Despite the outcome of tonight's highly anticipated main event at UFC 148, Anderson Silva will leave the big winner. How are we so sure of this? Because money makes the world go 'round, and The Spider will be a very rich man after his rematch versus Chael Sonnen. While the greatest of all-time might not get his big payback on Sonnen, he at least will get a big payday...
This Saturday night, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada the “rematch of the century” is set to go down as Anderson Silva takes on Chael Sonnen for his middleweight championship. 15 MMA fighters, from Nick Diaz, Georges St. Pierre, Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva just to name a few, predict the outcome of UFC 148 Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 2 grudge...
• While many will argue that Anderson Silva was not himself due to a rib injury the first time these two fought I believe that the true reason Sonnen dominated the fight should be disclosed. Put facial hair on Anderson Silva and he vaguely resembles Wayne Brady. Who wouldn't want to beat him up for 23 straight minutes? • All (awful) jokes aside, everyone has it wrong...
Move over Justin Bieber, because UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva has a new BFF. Miami Heat superstar LeBron James took his talents to UFC 148 on Saturday night to WITNESS Silva do his thang inside the Octagon.
After watching “The Spider” post a 2ndRound TKO victory over Chael Sonnen, James left his cageside seat to chop it up with his fellow Nike head backstage.
Although UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva and former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida have accredited Steven Seagal (Pictured) for some of their recent successes, the mixed martial arts community continues to use Seagal as the punch line in nearly every joke.
After posterizing Belfort at UFC 126 with the front-kick heard ‘round the world, Silva revealed he and Seagal...
The most anticipated rematch since B.J. Penn challenged Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94 finally comes to fruition on Saturday as pound-for-pound legend Anderson Silva defends his middleweight throne against outspoken wrestler Chael Sonnen at UFC 148, two years after the most dramatic finish in UFC history.
Sonnen shocked the world by battering the most dominant UFC champion ever for...
Before we get to see Anderson Silva take on Chael Sonnen at UFC 148, we will see the trilogy between Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz finally come to a end. The first match up between the two fighters took place at UFC 59 in 2006. Ortiz got the better of Griffin on that occasion with [...]
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