UFC 148 Silva Vs. Sonnen II: Anderson Silva, Cung Le, Chad Mendes All Victorious

The biggest UFC event in some time took place on Saturday night. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen headlined the card, while Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin was the co-main event.

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UFC 148 Results: Anderson Silva Shuts Up Chael Sonnen With TKO In Round 2

The main event of UFC 148 featured a Middleweight Championship rematch between champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chael Sonnen. The fight was one of the most heavily-anticipated matches in recent memory and the crowd was white-hot from start to finish. In the end, Silva retained his title with a TKO in the second round.

In the first round, Sonnen immediately shot in with a strong double-leg and took down Silva, then spent the entire round in control on top. The second round was a different story altogether, however. Sonnen tried a clinch and knees against the cage in the first minute, but slipped going for a spinning backfist. Silva landed a knee to the chest while Sonnen was on the ground and capitalized with strikes until the fight was waved off a few seconds later, with Silva the victor.

Here are the full results of Saturday's UFC 148 event from Las Vegas:

Main Card

Middleweight bout: Anderson Silva (c) def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (punches) 1:55 Round 2
Light Heavyweight bout: Forrest Griffin def. Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Middleweight bout: Cung Le def. Patrick Côté via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight bout: Demian Maia def. Dong Hyun Kim via TKO (rib injury) 0:47 Round 1
Featherweight bout: Chad Mendes def. Cody McKenzie via TKO (punches) 0:31 Round 1
Bantamweight bout: Mike Easton def. Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Preliminary Card on FX

Lightweight bout: Melvin Guillard def. Fabrício Camões via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight bout: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Middleweight bout: Constantinos Philippou def. Riki Fukuda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Lightweight bout: Shane Roller def. John Alessio via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card on Facebook

Lightweight bout: Rafaello Oliveira def. Yoislandy Izquierdo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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UFC Silva Vs. Sonnen II Results: Forrest Griffin Wins Rubber Match Against Tito Ortiz Via Unanimous Decision

The co-main event of UFC 148 was the rubber match between two of the most popular fighters in MMA history. In a light heavyweight fight, Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin squared off in the third match between the two men. Ortiz their first fight via split decision in a bout that won Fight of the Year in 2006. Griffin answered back in 2011 with a split decision victory of his own. Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was the fight meant to settle the issue for good.

The fight, in a surprise to no one, went the distance. Ortiz muscled Griffin around a bit in the first round, while Griffin landed some huge punches in the second round. Ortiz sent Griffin flying with a bit punch in the third round and spent much of the round on top. Both fighters were clearly gassed by the end.

The fight was not up to the quality of the first two fights between the two, but was still exciting for the most part. When the decision came in, the judges awarded the fight to Griffin by unanimous scores of 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

After the match, Forrest Griffin took the microphone from Joe Rogan and conducted an interview with Tito Ortiz. Ortiz confirmed that this will be his last fight in the Octagon.

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UFC Silva Vs. Sonnen II Results: Cung Le Defeats Patrick Cote Via Unanimous Decision

In the second of two matches featuring Bay Area talent at UFC 148 on Saturday night, San Jose superstar Cung Le took on Patrick Cote in middleweight action. Le was coming off a loss against Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139 and really needed a win in his second UFC fight. Cote, meanwhile, was making his UFC return after two years away and four straight wins in the interim.

Both men had a solid fight, appearing to split the first two rounds and both looking tired by the time the third round began. Le cut Cote above the eye in the second round and Cote cut Le near the eye in the third round. Le landed more solid shots throughout the fight, however, including a big head kick. The fight went the distance and went to the judges, where they awarded Le the fight via unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

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UFC Silva Vs. Sonnen II Results: Chad Mendes Defeats Cody McKenzie Via Knockout In Round 1

The main card of UFC 148 is underway on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. One of the local fighters who appeared on the main card is Chad Mendes, who is from Hanford and fights out of Sacramento. He squared off against Cody McKenzie in a featherweight bout and scored an immediate and decisive victory via knockout.

In the opening seconds of their match, Mendes caught a kick attempt from McKenzie, floored him with a right hand to the midsection and pounced on him with punches. The fight was waved off almost immediately, awarded Mendes the victory.

Mendes' last fight was an unsuccessful attempt to wrest the UFC Featherweight title away from Jose Aldo. Mendes suffered a first-round knockout in that bout and his first professional loss. This showing against McKenzie is absolutely the way to get Mendes back on the right foot.

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UFC 148 Silva Vs. Sonnen II: Preliminary Card Results

The preliminary fights are in the books on Saturday night for UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. While the card is much more top-loaded than the average UFC event, some of the early bouts were fairly underwhelming.

All five fights that comprised the preliminary matches televised on Facebook and FX went the distance, all of them resulting in unanimous decisions. The fight between Constantinous Philippou and Riki Fukuda nearly came to an end with under 2:00 remaining in the final round when Fukuda inadvertently poked Philippou in the eye. Philippou took a long time recovering and the doctor appeared nearly ready to stop the fight, but Philippou was insistent on continuing and fought the remainder of the match with visible anger.

Here are the results from the preliminary fights at UFC 148:

Lightweight bout: Melvin Guillard def. Fabrício Camões via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight bout: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Middleweight bout: Constantinos Philippou def. Riki Fukuda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Lightweight bout: Shane Roller def. John Alessio via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight bout: Rafaello Oliveira def. Yoislandy Izquierdo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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UFC 148 Silva Vs. Sonnen II: TV Schedule, Full Card, Streaming Info & More

On Saturday night, one of the most highly-anticipated MMA fights in recent memory will finally arrive. The UFC Middleweight Championship will be on the line as Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen square off in a rematch of their 2010 fight at UFC 117.

UFC 148 will be a stacked card emanating from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas that features a big co-main event and a popular Bay Area fighter in a match that will have big implications for him. Just before Silva vs. Sonnen II, Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin will face off in their third match against one another. The rubber match will also likely be Ortiz's swan song with the UFC.

San Jose superstar Cung Le will be fighting against Patrick Cote. If Le can't manage a win, he may not be long for the promotion.

There will be a free, live streaming lightweight fight kicking off the event. This fight will be viewable on Facebook at 4:25 p.m. PT. Following that opening bout, the preliminary fights will be shown on FX from 5 p.m. PT until 7 p.m. PT. The main card will be available only on pay-per-view (although there are options to purchase via UFC.com and YouTube if you don't have a cable box). The pay-per-view begins at 7 p.m. PT.

Here is the full card for Saturday's UFC 148:

Preliminary Card on Facebook

Lightweight bout: Rafaello Oliveira vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo

Preliminary Card on FX

Lightweight bout: Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Lightweight bout: Melvin Guillard vs. Fabrício Camões
Middleweight bout: Constantinos Philippou vs. Riki Fukuda
Lightweight bout: John Alessio vs. Shane Roller

Main Card

Bantamweight bout: Ivan Menjivar vs. Mike Easton
Featherweight bout: Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Welterweight bout: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
Middleweight bout: Cung Le vs. Patrick Côté
Light Heavyweight bout: Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
Middleweight bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Chael Sonnen

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