UFC 153 has been added to an already considerable list of amazing Brazilian fight cards.
The Rio crowd was electric from the opening fight to the end of the broadcast as they were there to witness the best MMA fighter in history do what he does best. Silva treated the crowd to one of the most dominant performances of his career.
In his post-fight interview, Silva said that he stepped up on short notice to save the event for the fans. The crowd was obviously in support as they chanted loudly for the UFC middleweight champion.
The night was great for MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as well as he came back from injury to finish Dave Herman with a beautifully set up armbar.
The remainder of the main card provided equal excitement. Let's take a look at how each performance was graded.