Anderson Silva solidified his legacy at UFC 148, surviving a rough first round before turning things around in the second. Here are the results of the entire UFC 148 fight card held on July 7, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Anderson Silva defeats Chael SonnenSurprisingly, Sonnen kept Anderson down throughout the first round of their UFC 148 encounter, but "The Spider" turned things around in the second round, stuffing a few takedowns while landing a few shots. Sonnen slipped whilst attempting a spinning back fist and Silva jumped all over him, landing a vicious knee to the chest before finishing him off with a salvo of punches.
Forrest Griffin defeats Tito OrtizAs expected, both men put on an entertaining fight at UFC 148, going back and forth throughout the contest. Forrest got the better of the striking exchanges, but Tito was able to knock him down a few times during the fight. "The People's Champ" also secured a few takedowns, but it wasn't enough to convince the three Octagon-side judges, who all scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Griffin. The crowd didn't like the decision, but I also scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Griffin.
Cung Le defeats Patrick Côté"The Predator" was the aggressor during their UFC 148 encounter, but he had a hard time dealing with Le's unorthodox strikes. Le landed the crisper strikes throughout the fight, and he sealed the victory with two takedowns in the final round. All three judges scored the contest 30-27 in favor of Le.
Demian Maia defeats Dong Hyun KimMaia immediately went for the clinch, and he eventually got Kim to the canvas. Unfortunately, Kim injured his ribs during the takedown, forcing referee Mario Yamasaki to call an end to the contest.
Chad Mendes defeats Cody McKenzieMendes went straight to work at UFC 148, catching a kick and countering with a right-cross to the solar plexus that sent McKenzie to the canvas on all fours . "Money" followed up with barrage of hammer-fists, forcing referee Steve Mazzagatti to stop the fight.
Mike Easton defeats Ivan MenjivarBoth men landed a few decent strikes in the opening round of their UFC 148 encounter, but Easton turned up the pace in the latter rounds, controlling the fight with his aggression. All three judges gave Easton the nod.
Melvin Guillard defeats Fabrício Camões (unanimous decision)
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Gleison Tibau (unanimous decision)
Constantinos Philippou defeats Riki Fukuda (unanimous decision)
Shane Roller defeats John Alessio (unanimous decision)
Rafaello Oliveira defeats Yoislandy Izquierdo (unanimous decision)
Fight and fighter information from Sherdog.com and UFC 148 PPV
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