UFC 153 exceeded all expectations, delivering an entertaining fight card MMA fans won’t forget anytime soon. Here are the results of the UFC 153 fight card held on Oct. 13, at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
Anderson Silva def. Stephan Bonnar
Anderson Silva proved once again why he is the greatest martial artist in history at UFC 153, giving Stephan Bonnar an MMA lesson. Silva toyed with Bonnar against the cage early in the fight, and he eventually finished him off with a vicious knee to the solar plexus, followed up by some ground-n-pound.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Dave Herman
After an even first round, Nogueira turned up the heat in the second round of their UFC 153 encounter, dropping Herman with a right hook. The Brazilian made his way to side control, threatening Herman with an americana. “Pee Wee” made his way back to his feet, and the two exchanged a few hard shots. Nogueira eventually got the fight back on the ground, and he finished Herman off this time around with an armbar.
Glover Teixeira def. Fabio Maldonado
Teixeira came out swinging at UFC 153, dropping Maldonado early into the fight. Glover brutalized Maldonado on the ground, and he almost finished the fight with an arm-triangle. Fabio eventually made his way back to his feet, and he even hurt Teixeira with a few left hooks at the end of the first round.
Teixeira went back to punishing Maldonado in the second round, but the latter showed a lot of heart, refusing to give up. Fortunately, the Octagon-side doctor was on top of his game, and he wisely decided to stop the fight after the second round.
Jon Fitch def. Erick Silva
Silva and Fitch had their moments at UFC 153, trading close submissions throughout the fight. In the end, Fitch proved to be the better fighter, as he dominated their entertaining encounter with his grappling. All three Octagon-side judges scored the fight in favor of Fitch, 30-27.
Phil Davis def. Wagner Prado
Davis’ striking looked significantly improved at UFC 153, and he completely dominated Prado in the grappling department. Davis took Prado down at will, and he eventually put the Brazilian away in the second round with an anaconda choke.
Demian Maia def. Rick Story
Maia looked awesome at UFC 153, making quick work out of Story. Maia immediately took the fight to the ground, but Story almost got back to his feet. However, Maia wasn’t about to be denied, and he dragged “Horror” back to the canvas. Demian worked his way to Story’s back, eventually finishing the fight with a vicious neck crank that made blood squirt out of Rick’s nose.
Rony Mariano Bezerra def. Sam Sicilia (TKO, round two)
Gleison Tibau def. Francisco Trinaldo (unanimous decision)
Diego Brandao def. Joey Gambino (unanimous decision)
Sergio Moraes def. Renee Forte (rear-naked choke, round three)
Chris Camozzi def. Luiz Cane (unanimous decision)
Cristiano Marcello def. Reza Madadi (split decision)
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.