The time has finally come for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen to put up or shut up, as the arch enemies will headline tonight’s UFC 117 event inside Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
The live pay-per-view broadcast started at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Sonnen has done everything within his power to antagonize the seemingly invincible, yet unmotivated, champion. Although Silva’s riding a lopsided 12-fight winning streak, his last three mundane middleweight title defenses have drawn the ire of UFC president Dana White and fans alike. Particularly with the circus sideshow act he posted in his last outing at UFC 112.
Silva enters the highly anticipated scrap a 4-to-1 favorite to retain his crown.
UFC 117 will also showcase a pair of top contender bouts. The massive 171.5-pound Thiago Alves rematches Jon Fitch to determine who gets next dibs at a 5Round welterweight affair, and Junior dos Santos and Roy Nelson will vie for a shot at the heavyweight strap as well.
We’ll be Tweeting the live results for the entire fight card and play-by-play for the main bouts in the blue Twitter box below. Please keep refreshing this page for the latest action or follow @5thRoundResults on Twitter to get the info directly:
UFC 117 Quick Results:
Dennis Hallman Defeated Ben Saunders via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Stefan Struve Defeated Christian Morecraft via KO (Punches) at 0:23 in the 2ndRound
Tim Boetsch Defeated Todd Brown via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Johny Hendricks Defeated Charlie Brenneman via TKO (Punches) at 0:40 in the 2ndRound
Phil Davis Defeated Rodney Wallace via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Rick Story Defeated Dustin Hazelett via TKO (Punches) at 1:15 in the 2ndRound
Junior dos Santos Defeated Roy Nelson via Unanimous Decision (30-26 , 30-27 , 30-27)
Matt Hughes Defeated Ricardo Almeida via Submission (Front Headlock) at 3:15 in the 1stRound
Clay Guida Defeated Rafael dos Anjos via Submission at 1:51 in the 3rdRound
Jon Fitch Defeated Jon Fitch via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Anderson Silva Defeated Chael Sonnen via Submission (Triangle Armbar) at 3:10 of the 5thRound
(Silva remains UFC middleweight champion)