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Anderson Silva vs. Bonnar fight video highlights

Anderson Silva vs. Bonnar fight video highlights

October 15, 2012

Despite the persistent “Rocky” storylines heading into Saturday’s UFC 153 event, the night’s headliner played out like so many folks predicted: UFC middleweight Anderson Silva shut down heavy underdog Stephan Bonnar in a non-title light-heavyweight fight.

Silva’s 16th consecutive UFC win followed another big victory for his countryman, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who handled fellow heavyweight Dave Herman in the night’s co-headliner.

Full fight video highlights are now available of each bout, as well light heavyweights Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado and welterweights Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva.

UFC 153 took place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Silva vs. Bonnar and the other featured bouts were all part of the pay-per-view main card.

Anderson Silva, who saved UFC 153 after two previously scheduled headliners fell apart, said his bout with Bonnar would be his last at light heavyweight, where he’s dabbled on three occasions. If it does, indeed, turn out to be his final one, it’ll be remembered as another dominant performance. After fending off takedowns and intentionally putting himself in a precarious position against the cage, he dodged Bonnar’s punches before landing a violent knee to the solar plexus that set up the first-round stoppage.

Check out the highlights above, which also include Nogueira’s submission win over Herman, Teixeira’s vicious beatdown of Maldonado, and Fitch’s ground-and-pound decision victory over Erick Silva.

Source: MMAJunkie