Chael Sonnen used superior wrestling throughout the first four rounds. Silva won the exchanges in all the rounds, save for the first, which saw Sonnen rocking Silva to the canvas. Silva did the majority of the damage, however, even from his back.
In the fifth Sonnen got a quick takedown after Silva landed a few well placed shots. And when Sonnen made a mistake, Silva was there to capitalize. Silva worked for a Triangle Choke, locked it in, and that’s all she wrote.
Silva admitted in the post fight interview that he lost all four rounds, but he was not willing to just give away his belt.
Amazing win. Those of you who didn’t watch this card, you missed out.