The much awaited fight between Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva took place on August 7, 2010, at UFC 117 at Oracle Arena in
Silva defeated Sonnen with a triangle choke submission at 3:10 in round 5. Initially, Sonnen was ruling the fight and this continued till fourth round. In the fifth round, Silva overpowered Sonnen and got him in a triangle choke submission.
Initially, Sonnen’s statement about Silva created some controversy but through out the fight, Sonnen fought fiercely with Silva and proved his mettle as a fighter. Here is a video from Youtube which shows what happened between Silva and Sonnen during the fight.
Silva was very happy after winning the fight. At a press conference after the fight, Silva said, "The one thing I was thinking about, I was thinking about my home,……I was thinking about my kids, my family, my wife. I haven't seen them in three months. I was thinking about my grandmother who passed away three weeks ago. I was thinking about my family and I couldn't wait to get back home to see them."
Though many fans and MMA insiders are looking forward to a rematch, it would not happen so soon. Silva will face Vitor Belfort next. The fight between