MMA Results UFC 117 Silva vs Sonnen results and fight recap is available. Anderson ‘the Spider’ survives. Â Last night’s UFC 117 main event was Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen and it was a fight that will go down in MMA history. Â Although it appeared during the first four rounds that Sonnen would make good on his promise to host Silva’s retirement party, in the fifth round at 3:10 Silva won via submission.
There are still questions whether or not the Â submission was really so. Â Silva had Sonnen in a triangle hold, and the ref thought he saw Sonnen tap out. Â The tap outs were light, so there’s uncertainty of what the fighter meant to do.
Now there is little uncertainty that Sonnen did a great job against Silva. However, The Spider survives and will once again be slated for yet another MMA title defense, next time against Vitor Belfort.