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UFC 183 Silva vs. Diaz: Live Results, Play by Play and Fight Card Highlights

Craig Amos@@CAABRMMAFeatured ColumnistJanuary 31, 2015

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UFC 183 is now in the books. 

Anderson Silva returned from injury in winning fashion, outpointing Nick Diaz on every scorecard. His performance was solid all around, which means the UFC's middleweight division, already one of its strongest, has another title player in the fold.

The co-main event of the night brought little in the way of action. Tyron Woodley outpointed Kelvin Gastelum for a slow-paced split-decision victory that may not generate the type of momentum he had been hoping. Nevertheless, the win is an important one for Woodley, who handed Gastelum the first defeat of his career, and gets him back on track.

Check out the quick results for the entire UFC 183 card:

UFC 183 Main Card

  • Anderson Silva def. Nick Diaz, unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
  • Tyron Woodley def. Kelvin Gastelum, split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Al Iaquinta def. Joe Lauzon, TKO (Round 2, 3:34)
  • Thales Leites def. Tim Boetsch, submission (Round 2, 3:45)
  • Thiago Alves def. Jordan Mein, TKO (Round 2, 0:39)

Prelims on Fox Sports 1

  • Miesha Tate def. Sara McMann, majority decision (29-28, 29-27, 28-28)
  • Derek Brunson def. Ed Herman, TKO (Round 1, 0:36)
  • John Lineker def. Ian McCall, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Rafael Natal def. Tom Watson, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Fight Pass Prelims

  • Diego Brandao vs. Jimy Hettes—CANCELLED
  • Ildemar Alcantara def. Richardson Moreira, split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Thiago Santos def. Andy Enz, TKO (Round 1, 1:56)

For a complete recap of the event scroll down for Bleacher Report's play-by-play coverage.