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It was an odd night at UFC 90 just outside of Chicago in Rosemont, Ill. where Anderson Silva successfully defended his UFC middleweight championship when challenger Patrick Cote went down in the third round having blown out his knee.
Two of the top contenders in the welterweight division went head-to-head with Thiago Alves outlasting Josh Koscheck en route to a unanimous decision victory. Alves is now queued up for a shot at the UFC welterweight title.
Main Card Bouts:
-Anderson Silva def. Patrick Cote by TKO (knee injury) at 0:39, RD3
Thiago Alves def. Josh Koscheck by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Gray Maynard def. Rich Clementi by Unanimous Decision (30-27) on all judges cards
Junior dos Santos def. Fabricio Werdum by KO in RD1, 1:20
Sean Sherk def. Tyson Griffin by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Thales Leites def. Drew McFedries by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in RD1, 1:18
Spencer Fisher def. Shannon Gugerty by Submission (Triangle Choke) in RD3, 3:56
Dan Miller def. Matt Horwich by Unanimous Decision (29-28) on all judges cards
Hermes Franca def. Marcus Aurelio by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Pete Sell def. Josh Burkman by Unanimous Decision (29-28) on all judges cards
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