Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Another bout filled with tons of bad blood, the lengthy saga between UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen was the topic du jour almost every day leading into their eventual rematch at UFC 148.
Sonnen shocked the world in their first fight at UFC 117, repeatedly taking the champ down and beating him with ground-and-pound strikes for nearly five full rounds. However, the always game Silva waited for the right moment to pounce and locked in a last-second triangle choke to submit the challenger.
With tons of trash talking and bashing by Sonnen as he awaited another crack at the champ, he finally got his wish at UFC 148.
"The Spider" seemed to have a fire lit under him going into this rematch and he made sure Sonnen felt his anger. Despite getting taken down in the first round, Silva was a lot lighter on his feet in the second frame, allowing him to capitalize on the American's eventual mistake.
Falling to the ground after a failed spinning backfist, Sonnen opened himself up to a huge knee that Silva threw to the midsection and effectively ended his night.
With so much hype and anticpation going into this bout, the beautiful finish brutally ended their exciting saga.