The UFC invaded Brazil for one great night of fights. The UFC’s middleweight kingpin, Anderson Silva took on Stephan Bonnar in the main event. Silva proved to the world why he is the pound-for-pound king. In the co-main event, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira showed Dave Herman that BJJ really does work, by finishing him in the second round by armbar. Glover Teixeira forced the doctor to stop the fight following round two, due to Fabio Maldonado’s face being beaten to a pulp.
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3. Jon Fitch
Jon Fitch was known to many as a boring fighter who took his opponent down and stalled for the full three rounds to grind out a decision victory. Following last nights win over the very talented Erick Silva everyone’s view has changed. Fitch still used his bread and butter takedowns and dominated in almost every position he gained. There was a slight scare in the second round, when Silva locked in a very tight rear naked choke, however Fitch defended well, took full mount and almost locked in an armbar late in the stanza. According to UFC commentator Mike Goldberg, Fitch landed 108 ground strikes in the fight. Fitch is definitely still a force to be reckon with in the welterweight division, and for this we give him our third star.
2. Glover Teixeira
We saw last night why Rashad Evans, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Stephan Bonnar turned down fights with Glover Teixeira. The Chuck Liddell prodigy took on Fabio Maldonado on short notice, as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson fell out due to injury. Teixeira put Maldonado down for the very first time in his MMA career, but the boxer was able to get back up. Unfortunately, for Maldonado’s face, the fight continued and Teixeira pounded him until the doctor forced a stoppage at the end of the second round. Following the fight Glover called out his original opponent “Rampage” Jackson. If that bout doesn’t happen lets hope for another top light heavyweight fighter.
1. Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva proved he is on top of the hill when it comes to MMA pound-for-pound rankings following his main event bout Saturday night against Stephan Bonnar. Bonnar used his size to push Silva against the cage for the first half of the first round. Silva didn’t move much and let Bonnar land punches at will. He dropped his hands and rope-a-doped his opponent. He finally had enough of Bonnar’s punches and almost in a flash, Silva tripped Bonnar and as he was getting back up landed a crazy knee to the chest which dropped Bonnar immediately. He followed up with some ground and pound to finish the fight. This fight just proves that Anderson Silva is the best of all time.
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