There was a lot of trash talk going into this bout, mostly stemming from the first fight and how dominant Sonnen was for four of those rounds.
In the next few slides, were going to analyze the striking and grappling statistics for this fight and what impact it had on the outcome.
Sonnen did most of the work, just like last time, but got caught with a huge error and it snowballed into a defeat.
UFC president Dana White says Silva isn't slowing down, despite being 37 years of age.
That's the thing, nobody ever thinks about, nobody ever talks about it. Nobody ever says 'Oh, this guys pushing 40'. He's an amazing fighter, an incredible athlete. The guy is an artist with his hands and feet, said White.
He didn't look like he was slowing down tonight. He fought a motivated, fired up, in shape, aggressive Chael Sonnen tonight. A Chael Sonnen who did what he said he was going to do, he put him on his back, he roughed him up like nobody else has, again, and he came out and he won in the second round. The guy is a freak of nature, I just think he's the greatest fighter of all time.
Let's take a look at the fight.