Round 1: Sonnen walks into the cage with a serious expression on his face. Silva skips his way to the Octagon. No touch of gloves in this one. Sonnen comes across the octagon quickly and takes Silva down with a power double leg. He works right hands to the body. Silva controls Sonnen’s posture. Sonnen advances to half guard. Sonnen softens up the champion with short punches to the side of the head. Sonnen delivers some light knees to the body. Silva is controling his head. Sonnen lands a series of hard punches to Silva’s head. Sonnen advances to the mount position. 45 seconds remain on the top. Sonnen unable to do damage from there and the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Sonnen.
Round 2: Sonnen pushes forward and ties up Silva and pushes him to the cage. They exchange knees to the body. Sonnen drops down for a takedown. Silva defends. Silva’s hands are down and Sonnen hits him. Sonnen works for the takedown and Silva stuffs it. Sonnen misses with a spinning back fist and Silva takes top postion. Sonnen gets back to his feet but Silva drops him with a right hand and finishes with a flurry of strikes on the ground. Anderson Silva retains the title!