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:
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