UFC 153: Silva vs Bonnar live report

UFC 153: Silva vs Bonnar live report

Facebook prelims 7pm ET/ 4pm PT

Lightweights (155lbs)

Reza Madadi  vs Cristiano Marcello

Ref: Fernando Yamasaki

Round 1-

Madadi charges across the cage to start it and Marcello works the leg kicks followed by a knee. Marcello lands an upper cut. Madadi clinches and eats a knee. Madadi with good straight upper cut combo. Madadi with a three punch combo but only a left hook lands. Marcello with a high kick that gets the crowd going. Madadi with a left hook and right hand behind it. Madadi’s left eye is cut in the corner. Madadi with a left hook and two more as he chases after a retreating Marcello. Madadi has him up against the cage and Marcello lands some good knees that has Madadi backing up. Madadi now misses with the wild looping punches. Marcello with a partially deflected front kick. Madadi gets the take down now. Madadi now is back on his feet trying to lure Marcello the ref stands up Marcello and he misses with a spinning heel kick as the round ends.

Round 2-

Madadi with the straight left jab that lands and Marcello misses with an overhand right. Madadi with an uppercut and left hook behind it backs off and resets. Marcello with a good body kick and a pair of punches behind it. Madadi catches Marcello again with an upper cut lefthook combo. Marcello now with the right hand as Madadi comes into range twice. Madadi with an upper cut now. Marcello’s nose is busted and now the right eye brow of Madadi is bleeding. Madadi with a big right hand. Marcello stands in front of him now as he eats shots. Marcello tries to run on wobbly legs. Madadi chases and Marcello nails him coming in. Madadi charges in and Marcello pulls guard.  Marcello eats some ground and pound until the ref stands them up. Marcello with a good flurry at the end.

Round 3-

The stats have Marcello up on significant strikes thus far but it looks like Madadi is doing more damage. Madadi with a take down and Marcello shifts and Madadi gets out of the submission artist’s guard. Madadi with another good left. These two are just banging away. Marcello with a spinning kick again and Madadi blocks it and throws his arms up in the air and the crowd gives him hell. Marcello gets stuffed on the take down but lands a knee on the way up. Marcello with a good right hand now. Marcello to the body. Minute left and they are still taking turns punching each other but both have slowed. Madadi did a lot of covering in that round and may have stole a split decision.

Winner by judges scores of 28-29,  29-28, 30-27 Cristiano Marcello takes the split decision.

Middleweights (185lbs)

Chris Camozzi  vs Luiz  “Banha” Cane

Ref: Marc Godard

Round 1-

Camozzi really trying to establish the kicks early as he mixes up shots to the legs and now head. Camozzi now goes to the punches that stepping right is finding a home. Camozzi catches a kick but Cane gets spun around and takes Camozzi’s back now one hook is in. Cane has his arms around the chin and a hold of his hand but Camozzi is defending and is able to get up but Cane delivers a knee on the way up and a nice right to the body. Camozzi lands an upper cut as part of a three punch combo and goes back to a leg kick and Cane lands a counter left. Cane looks like he wants to be the aggressor but Camozzi steps up the pressure. Camozzi with a flying knee to the body. Camozzi with a shot that rocks Cane right before the round ends.

Round 2-

Camozzi comes out fast again and both men are tapping each other with shots that are not landing clean up high. They take turns alternating kicks to the body and outside legs. Camozzi misses with a head kick. Camozzi now walks him down and lands a left. Camozzi tries for another stepping elbow but misses and eats a right. Camozzi is back taking the fight to Cane and is getting the edge in striking. Camozzi with a nice left that stumbles Cane before the round ends.

Round 3-

Cane with a leg kick and straight left looks more comfortable this round so far. Camozzi though is able to catch him with the counter right now a couple times. Cane with another two punch combo. Cane with a straight right down the middle. Cane up high with the left than right to the body. Cane with a counter right down the middle and now a three punch left right left from Camozzil. Camozzi stuffs the take down now from Cane. Cane with a straight left again that finds a home. A minute left Cane has another take down stuffed lands the combo than eats one from Camozzi. Cane with a big right and straight left that sends Camozzi backwards right before the horn sounds.

Winner by Unanimous Decision (29-28×3) Chris Camozzi

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Welterweights (170lbs)

Sergio “Serginho” Moraes  vs Renee Forte

Ref: Mario Yamasaki

Round 1-

Joe Rogan starts out by pointing out the scar on the elbow of Moraes and his missing chunk of his tricep. Moraes gets a Forte who Windsor his way back up. Moraes drops down again and Moraes gets the take down. Moraes moves on to his back and Forte dumps him off the front. Forte gets to his feet and has the ref stand Moraes back up. Forte catches a front kick but can’t do anything with it now a switch kick from Forte.

Round 2-

Moraes tries to duck under an incoming Forte’s punches but has his take down negated. Forte clips Moraes with a front kick but lands a right behind it. Moraes gets the take down this time pushes Forte into the cage and stands up and holds him there. Moraes with a knee to the body as Forte gets back up. Moraes tries to duck down for a single this time as Forte comes forward but Forte is able to slip his leg free immediately.  Forte with a knee to the body this time as Moraes backs him into the cage with the body lock. Yamasaki separates them now with a minute left and Moraes is able to get the overhand right to land as they both step forward.  Forte with a left hook and now an upper cut. Moraes tries to pull Forte down with him  but can’t keep him there and that’s how the end this frame.

Round 3-

The two fighters from Ultimate Fighter Brazil come to the center for the last round and Forte counters an overhand right with a straight left. Moraes gets the body lock and and trip. Moraes moves over onto the back of Forte. Forte stands up with Moraes on his back. Moraes with the body lock and is working to connect his arms under the chin right now he has it across the chin. Forte is using the cage to help support the weight. Forte tries to dump him but can’t Forte goes down and Moraes is able to lock it in.

Winner by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:10 of rd 3 Sergio “Serginho” Moraes

Featherweights (145lbs)

Joey “The Raging Warrior” Gambino vs Diego “Ceara” Brandao

Ref: Fernando Yamasaki

Round 1-

Gambino catches a head kick and gets a take down. Brandao goes for the back. Gambino pops up and pulls free. Brandao with a thudding leg kick. Gambino is not afraid of standing and trading with Brandao. Brandao with a head kick. Gambino with a leg kick than a straight left. Gambino catches a leg kick but Brandao puts them on the fence then gets the trip. Brandao is in half guard and pounding away on the body. Gambino is able to get the knee in the way and get up. Gambino cuts Brando with a left over the eye than eats a hard left to the chin.

Round 2-

Brandao alternates head kicks that are deflected. Gambino with a jumping front kick. Brandao with a big right hook and drops Gambino. Brandao pounces on top but Gambino looks to be recovering now Brandao is in the closed guard. Brandao postures up with an elbow. Brandao to the body again now another elbow. Gambino with an arm bar attempt but Brandao pulls his arm free. Brandao left hook to the body than an outside leg kick after they get back to the feet. Brandao picks him up and slams him down. Brandao in the full guard with punches to the body and head. Gambino working for something and Yamasaki stands them up. Brandao misses a spinning kick. Gambino with the straight down the pipe that lands and misses with a stepping elbow turns his back to Gambino and tries to catch him with a spinning fist as he comes in.

Round 3-

Brandao catches a leg kick and drops Gambino with a right hand. Brandao is pumped and hollers at Gambino to get up. Gambino drops down but cant get the take down. Brandao gets the underhooks now and is able to get the trip. Brandao mixing up punches to the body and elbows to the head. Gambino is able to get his legs up and works for an arm in triangle but Brandao gets into half guard and is free. Yamasaki stands them up again. Both men slowing down and picking their shots a little better. Steeping straight nowand with thirty seconds left Gambino comes forward and Brandao is walking backwards waving his arms until the horn blows.

Winner by Unanimous Decision (30-27×3) Diego Brandao

Coming up…

Lightweights (155lbs)

Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo vs Geison Tibau
Ref: Marc Godard

Round 1-

Tibau ducks under and gets the take down. Trinaldo gets to his feet but left his neck out and Tibau gets a hold of it. Tibau throws his legs up and locks up the choke. Trinaldo is able to shake him. Tibau pops up and lands a beautiful upper cut and left. Tibau catches the kick and ddelivers a pair of lefts on the way down to th e mat. Trinaldo gets up but eats hard lefts all the way. Trinaldo to the body and now Tibau has him on the fence Trinaldo with a knee to the body than reverses. Trinaldo with the plum clinch and Trinaldo with big knee to the head. Tibau powers through for the take down. Trinaldo works for an arm but Tibau grinds out the round.

Round 2-

Trinaldo comes out the aggressor  this time and uses jabs to back up Tibau. Trinaldo with a jab and big overhand left behind it. rinaldo catches Tibau this time with the left and drops Tibau his legs went out. Trinaldo takes his neck but Tibau is able to get hi escape. Trinaldo with an arm triangle and cant get it. Trinaldo raining down ground and pound from the mount Tibau is able to work him into the closed guard more ground and pound from Trinaldo. Trinaldo is able to work into half guard with a minute left and Tibau is able to survive the last minute.

Round 3-

One round apiece and these two come together and trade away big punches for the first 30 secs. Tibau picks him up and slams him down. Tibau is in the full guard and dropping short hammer fist now Trinaldo gets ahold of the neck and Tibau gets int half guard. Tibau with some ground and pound before Trinaldo is back up to his feet. Tibaua with another double leg. tibau works his way into full guard. Tibau with some ground and pound and works his way all the way to the mount. Tibau gets the arm triangle and in side position now. Trinaldo survives and Tibau moves into mount again and lets go of the choke. Tibau is in close and grinds out the rest of the round on top.

Winner by Unanimous Decision 29-28 Geison Tibau

Great fight from these two lightweights wow!

Featherweights (145lbs)

Sam Sicilia vs Rony Jason

Ref: Fernando Yamasaki

Round 1-

Jason misses with a head kick and nearly falls but catches with a combo and jumping knee that lands to the chin and Sicilia with the take down and pounds away on Jason to the body and now head but Jason is working for submission. Yamasaki stands them up again. Wow he is doing this often quick. Sicilia comes charging forward and eats a counter left. Jason with a kick to the body know. Jason misses on the right connects on a left hook than an upper cut. Jason with a jab down the middle looping left head kick and now a left again from Jason.

Round 2-

Sicilia with a right hook. Jason with the left jab is able to keep Sicilia out of striking range. Jason with a body shot. Sicilia with a good combo nation to the body than the head. Jason with an elbow now as Siciali comes forward Jason with another high knee. Sicilia is firing back and landing the right hand and covered up Jason but it still looks to be landing. They stand and trade unprotected big shots. Jason with a right hand and catches a kick to  get him down and hammer fist out the rest of Sicilia.

Winner by TKO 4:16 of rd 2 Rony Jason.

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Welterweights (170lbs)

Rick “Horror” Story vs Demian Maia

Round 1-

Maia with an early single good right from Story. Maia gets the trip and Story is able to work back up to his feet. Maia gets the trip again and Story is briefly back up now Maia is in mount. Maia gets his back and now has both hooks in. Maia has the palm to palm choke over the choke and as he squeezes  blood pours out Story’s nose. Story has no choice but tap. Great ji-juitsu against the renowned wrestler Story.

Winner at 2:30 of rd 1 by submission Demian Maia

Light Heavyweights (205lbs)

Wagner “Caldeirao” Prado vs Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis

Ref: Marc Godard

Round 1-

This is a rematch after their first fight was stopped in the first round after an accidental eye poke. Prado is the first to land with a kick. Lots of feeling out and a minute passes with just the one kick. Davis tries for a take down but can’t get it. Davis now ducks under a punch and gets the take down. Prado against the cage and is sitting up. Davis with body shots. Davis gets to the back and Prado keeps grabbing the fence. Davis with knee to the body and Prado gets up. Davis with a beautiful slam but Prado is quickly up until Davis grabs his Foot. Davis with a big right hand now a couple more. Davis with a knee as Prado gets up but Davis has the body lock and gets a third take down. Clear round for Davis.

Round 2-

Davis gets a hold of a single and puts Prado on the fence. Davis drops down and drags Prado to the mat. Now Davis with body shots to a sitting Prado and a big right hook as Prado gets up. Davis with constant pressure. Davis working the jab and has the reach advantage. Davis shoots but Prado defends. Davis grabs a single than double now picks up Prado and slams him. Davis in side control delivering elbows. Davis in half guard and is alternating body shots and elbows to the head. Davis with an arm triangle now. Davis gets over to the side but Prado is able roll free. Davis switches to the anaconda and Prado taps quickly.

Winner by Submission at 4:29  of round 2 Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis

Welterweights (170lbs)

Erick Silva vs Jon Fitch

Ref: Marc Godard

Round 1-

Fitch the aggressor early and Silva with more of a karate side stance. Silva with a knee to the body and Fitch gets him down. Silva has his back aond one hook in. Silva working his way up the cage. Fitch now working the right hand punches as Silva is up but Fitch is still on his back. Fitch drags him back down. Silva works his way back up Fitch with a standing arm triangle but Silva spins free. Silva with a big front kick and now a right hand over the top. Silva has Fitch against the cage and Fitch stumbles Silva with an elbow. Silva with a spinning kick now. Silva has the clinch and is working the knee. Fitch with upper cuts catches a knee and drags down Silva briefly. Fitch has a body lock from the back and is kneeing away. Fitch gets him back down with one hook in and punches away with the left as the first round ends.

Round 2-

Silva with the trip from the clinch has the back of Fitch Fitch is holding on but getting pounded away. Silva with more shots now. Fitch gets up and elbows Silva and spins out of the body lock. Silva with a knee and right hand. Fitch with Silva on the cage and is dropping down for a leg. Fitch with more knees to the inside of the leg. Fitch misses an elbow. Silva takes his back and gets him down. Crowd erupts and Silva locks in the RNC Fitch is on his back with Silva under him and he is surviving but it is deep.  Fitch is able to survive and get free. Fitch with shots is working on turning over and he does now Fitch is in guard and firing away.  Fitch stands up and takes his back Fitch goes for an arm bar now Silva turns over and survives to the horn.

Round 3-

Fitch with a side kick now a right hand and gets the body lock. Fitch drags him to the ground has his back and is pounding away with upper cuts. Fitch goes for the RNC but Silva flattens out and Silva goes back on pounding. Fitch with one arm trapped and is working the RNC Silva rolls over and gets a Guillotine himself on Fitch Fitch with the thumbs up pos his head out and is pounding away again on Silva. Fitch has his back and one hook. Fitch now on top and pounding away on the body. Silva gets up and Fitch knees him in the head. Fitch drags him back down and is pounding away with both hooks and a Flattened out Silva Fitch is pounding away. Silva is rolling over and still taking a beating. The ref needs to stop this. Fitch still pounding away. They are not full strength but its over. Silva gets up with 15 left and Silva is now caught in a front choke. The horn sounds and another dominant performance from the Purdue wrestler Fitch. 108 ground strikes from Fitch

Winner by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Jon Fitch

Light Heavyweights (205lbs)

Fabio Maldonado vs Glover Teixeira

Ref: Mario Yamasaki

Round 1-

Maldonado get s caught early from Teixeira. Teixeira now with a left that drops Maldonado. Teixeira with elbows now from the back. Maldonado gives up the mount and Teixeira is dropping bombs with the elbows. Teixeira pounding away with the left. Maldonado is surviving some how. Teixeira postures back up and drops more huge elbows. Teixeira now goes for the arm triangle and gets to the side. Maldonado is busted up. Teixeira right back in the mount and dropping more elbows. Maldonado used the answer the phone technique to prevent the choke(email me and I can explain it).  Teixeira gets back to the mount and pounds way. Maldonado is able to get up after 4 minutes of beating and lands a right. Maldonado is up and delivering the left has caught Teixeira. Maldonado is using the fence to stay up and Maldonado gets the guillotine as the round ends. Holy crap folks he got up and landed a punch.

Round 2-

Teixeira immediately takes the fight to the ground and goes to the back he is trying for the RNC but is able to land a few shots as Maldonado gets back up. Maldonado with the jab is catching Teixeira. Maldonado gets taken back down and Teixeira gets the full back mount. Maldonado rolls over and is getting drilled by elbows again. Teixeira is in half guard now is working to get back to the mount and pounds on the body of Maldonado. Teixeira now in side control. Maldonado;s face looks like ground beef. Hammer fist and elbows from Maldonado. Glover back to half guard and elbows away some more. Ref stands them up and has the doctor come check Maldonado. Maldonado wants to continue. Doc lets it go. Maldonado is wobbly Maldonado with a left eats a left and right from Teixeira and a left straight that sends him flailing backwards. They should stop this, he has more heart than brains at this point.

Round 3-

Doctor stops it between rounds.

Winner by doctor stoppage between rounds Glover Teixeira

Heavyweights (265 lbs)

Dave Herman vs  “Minotauro” Nogueira
Ref:  Fernando Yamasaki

Round 1-

Herman with an early body kick. Nogueira gets the tie up and they are down to the mat. Herman goes after the arm but lets Nogueira back up to his feet. Herman with knee than a kick to the body , Nogueira catches the next kick and puts Herman on the cage. Nogueira with the double underhooks and works for upper cuts. Herman with a knee as they break. Nogueira with a right hand and now a left. Nogueira with a short right is holding that right arm that was broke by Mir down close to the gut. Nogueira now has him on the fence and lands a few upper cuts. they break and the crowd is chanting something but I don’t speak Portugese yet! Nogueira with the right and Herman with a nice body kick. Herman uses the windsor to take down Nogueira but he is back up quickly. Herman keeps working that left kick.

Round 2-

Nogueira with a staight than a left to the chin drops Herman. Nog now in side control. Nog working the arm of Herman. Nog is in mount now. Nog pounding away and Herman rolss over. Nog rolls over and takes the arm for an arm bar. Nog with his leg over the face of Herman. Nog lets go and Herman rolls free. Herman eats a left jab. Herman gets the trip and is in half guard now of Big Nog. Herman gets out and lets him up. Nog with the left right and Nog lands the right gets the trip full mount and now goes to the arm bar. Herman is holding on to his arm and blocking. Nog working to get the free. Herman rolls and Nog locks it in Herman rolls back and Nog pulls that arm out straight. Contrary to what Herman thinks Ji-juitsu does work and Herman tapped out.

Winner by submission (armbar) at 4:31 of round 2 Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira

11 months after Mir snapped his upper arm
coming up…

Light Heavyweights (205lbs)

Stephan “American Psycho” Bonnar vs Anderson “The Spider” Silva

Ref: Marc Godard

Round 1-

Bonnar charges forward and Silva stumbles side stepping. Bonnar with the over under on the cage. Bonnar with a series of dirty boxing lefts. Bonnar working for the trip bu Silva turns towards him to stop it. Bonnar with double under hooks. Bonnar with a left Elbow. Silva with a knee. Bonnar has him on the fence and Silva gets the plum. Silva reverses but Bonnar wont let him keep it. Bonnar stands right in his face and Bonnar with a left right on the chin. Silva standing against the cage letting Bonnar hit him. Bonnar switches and drops for a single. Bonnar with left and right Silva standing on the fence is eating shots returning quick shots of his own. Bonnar ties him back up. Silva gets a trip and takes down Bonnar. Bonnar pops up and eats a knee to the face clapses and Silva hammer fist till the ref jumps in and stops it. Silva is the first to stop Bonnar. That may have caught him in the chest I thought it hit the jaw tough to call but either way it is over.

Winner by TKO at 4:40 of round 1 Anderson “The Spider” Silva

There is your KOTN folks.

 

Silva says he will not fight again at 205. He did it this time to save the card.

Okay so I called that wrong. The Fight of the Night will go to Rony Jason, the Submission of the Night went to Minotauro Nogueira and Fight of the Night goes to the duo of Jon Fitch and Erick Silva. Each person will take home an extra $70,000. The attendance tonight was 16,844.


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