There’s nothing wrong with a fun fight. And that’s what we got out of UFC 153. The card featured several changes from the onset, giving us Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar as a main event.
Jon Fitch said he was not only fighting for the victory, but also for fight of the night honors. That’s exactly what he got in his battle with Erick Silva. Fitch put Silva on his back like he has to so many other opponents, but Silva was able to escape and nearly finish Fitch with submissions. It was an amazing back and forth fight and well deserving of the fight of the night award.
In pre-fight interviews Dave Herman said that jiu-jitsu didn’t work as he had never been submitted before. Antonio Nogueira proved him wrong and submitted him with an armbar late in the second round. It wasn’t the first submission he went after, but it was the one that Herman couldn’t get out of and was forced to tap to.
Rony Jason looked amazingly better against Sam Sicilia than he did at UFC 147 which served as The Ultimate Fighter Brazil finale. Both fighters were able to hurt the other with massive right hands but in the end it was Jason who was able to earn the technical knockout with punches and elbows.
Anderson Silva defeated Stephan Bonnar by TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:40 -
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeated Dave Herman by submission (armbar) - Round 2, 4:31
Glover Teixeira defeated Fabio Maldonado by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
Jon Fitch defeated Erick Silva by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Phil Davis defeated Wagner Prado by submission (anaconda choke) – Round 2, 4:29
Demian Maia defeated Rick Story by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:30
Rony Jason defeated Sam Sicilia by TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:15
Gleison Tibau defeated Francisco Trinaldo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Diego Brandao defeated Joey Gambino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sergio Moraes defeated Renee Forte by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:10
Chris Camozzi defeated Luiz Cane by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)