For about three minutes, Bonnar had everyone on the edge of their seat.
Bonnar surprised Silva by charging at him out of the gate, and while trying to evade the "American Psycho," the middleweight champion tripped and Bonnar pounced on him.
What followed was a recovery by Silva, but an excellent clinch and wrestling game from Bonnar.
Bonnar outlasted his TUF opponent Forrest Griffin for time in the cage with Silva, as there were only 12 seconds left in the first round, as opposed to UFC 101, when Griffin lasted only 3:23 with the Spider.
Bonnar came out of semi-retirement for this bout and it would be a shame to see him go away for a long period of time.
Here's why Bonnar should stay.