UFC 117 Play by Play Results: Silva Beats Sonnen in Round 5 – The great mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva once again lived up to his trash talks as he defeated Chael Sonnen in the UFC 117 main fight held at the Oracle Arena in Oakland California.
Everybody was expecting Sonnen to win the match as he dominated the first four rounds of the fight. He rattled Silva with a straight left hand mere minutes into the match. From there, he controlled the middleweight champion with stifling top control and wide-ranging strikes of punches, hammerfists, elbows and slaps to the ears.
However in Round 5, at 3:10, Silva suddenly defeated Sonnen via submission through triangle choke. It looked deep and as Silva transitioned into an armbar, referee Josh Rosenthal rushed in. There was a mass confusion momentarily as Sonnen swore that he didn’t tap to end the match but Rosenthal already waved it off as finished. A lot were shocked on the outcome.
Meanwhile, you can below the UFC 117 results of the other fight cards. For the UFC 117 Post Fight Press Conference, you can go here.
UFC 117 Preliminary Card Results
Welterweight bout: Ben Saunders vs. Dennis Hallman (Hallman defeated Saunders via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28).
Heavyweight bout: Stefan Struve vs. Christian Morecraft (Struve defeated Morecraft via TKO (punches) at 0:21 of round 2.
Light Heavyweight bout: Tim Boetsch vs. Todd Brown (Boetsch defeated Brown by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Welterweight bout: Johny Hendricks vs. Charlie Brenneman (Hendricks defeated Brenneman via TKO (punches) at 0:40 of round 2)
Light Heavyweight bout: Phil Davis vs. Rodney Wallace (Davis defeated Wallace via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27)
Welterweight bout: Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story (Story defeated Hazelett via TKO (punches) at 1:15 of round 2)
UFC 117 Main Card Results:
Heavyweight bout: Roy Nelson vs. Junior dos Santos (Dos Santos defeated Nelson via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27)
Welterweight bout: Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida (Hughes defeated Almeida via technical submission (anaconda choke) at 3:15 of round 1)
Lightweight bout: Clay Guida vs. Rafael dos Anjos (Guida defeated dos Anjos via submission (broken jaw) at 1:51 of round 3)
Catchweight bout (171.5 Ibs): Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves (Fitch defeated Alves via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)