After the years of trash talk, injuries, suspensions, plea deals, and down and dirty bad blood, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen finally settled their scorching feud.
The fight lived up to expectations, with both guys showing off what makes them so exceptional: Chael with his explosive takedown and unrelenting ground assault in the opening round, and Silva with his brilliant striking to end the fight in the second.
Silva would even bring Sonnen over during his post-fight interview to not only squash their beef, but he even invited Sonnen to a barbecue at his house.
It was a great moment of gamesmanship that provided a reminder that the guiding principles of the martial arts—honor and respect—are alive and well in MMA.
For an event that got off to a rocky start, it finished in dramatic fashion.
Here's what's next for the winners.