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Aug 9 · UFC 117 Silva vs. Sonnen – Pics, Background Info and Fight Results

Damn that was a good UFC….especially cause I won the pool! Anyway here are some interesting links for anyone whos bored:

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen Post Fight Press Conference (Presser) Highlights:

Matt Hughes and Clay Guida Post Fight Press Conference (Presser) Highlights:

John Fitch and Junior Dos Santos Post Fight Press Conference (Presser) Highlights:

Dana White comments about some of the UFC 117 fights:

Round by Round Re-cap courtesy of

And last but not least…the Clay Guida’s burp heard round the world:

The following is pretty much a copy and paste of the wikipedia article on UFC 117

UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen

Silva vs. Sonnen was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 7, 2010 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, United States.[1]


UFC President Dana White announced via ESPN on Jim Rome is Burning that Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva would face Chael Sonnen on August 7.[2][3] The winner will face Vitor Belfort in a matchup currently targeted for November.[4]

White threatened to cut Silva from the UFC if he fights the same way he did in his last bout in Abu Dhabi at UFC 112. “I’m telling you right now, if he acts like that again in the ring, I will cut him,” said White. “I don’t care if he’s the pound for pound best fighter in the world. I don’t care if he’s the middleweight champion.”

A bout between Joey Beltran and Matt Mitrione was reported to be in the works.[5] The fight was later moved to UFC 119.[6]

Stanislav Nedkov was scheduled to make his UFC debut against Rodney Wallace, but was replaced by Phil Davis after sustaining an injury.[7]

Thiago Silva was scheduled to face Tim Boetsch, but was forced off the card with an injury.[8] Silva’s replacement was Todd Brown.[9]

Dana White confirmed that the winners of the Nelson/dos Santos and Fitch/Alves fights will receive title shots in their respective divisions.[10][11]

The Fitch/Alves fight was changed to catchweight status after Alves weighed in at 171.5 lbs; 1.5 lbs over and a half-pound over the error threshold weight of 171 lbs. Alves was fined 20% of his purse.[12]


Preliminary card

Hallman defeated Saunders via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28).

Struve defeated Morecraft via TKO (punches) at 0:21 of round 2. This fight was broadcast on PPV following the Guida vs. dos Anjos fight.

Boetsch defeated Brown by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

Hendricks defeated Brenneman via TKO (punches) at 0:40 of round 2.

Davis defeated Wallace via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).

Story defeated Hazelett via TKO (punches) at 1:15 of round 2.

Main card

dos Santos defeated Nelson via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).

Hughes defeated Almeida via technical submission (modified front headlock) at 3:15 of round 1.

Guida defeated dos Anjos via submission (jaw injury) at 1:51 of round 3.

Fitch defeated Alves via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).

Silva defeated Sonnen via submission (triangle choke) at 3:10 of round 5 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship. This was only one of three fights in UFC history to end in the 5th round. The others were Randy Couture vs. Ricco Rodriguez at UFC 39, and B. J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez at UFC 107.

Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.[13]

  • Fight of the Night: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Knockout of the Night: Stefan Struve
  • Submission of the Night: Anderson Silva and Matt Hughes

Entrance music

Fighter Artist Title Album
Anderson Silva DMX “No Sunshine” Exit Wounds OST
Ben Saunders Ludacris (feat. Young Jeezy) “Grew Up a Screw Up” Release Therapy [Clean]
Chael Sonnen Daryle Singletary “Too Much Fun” Daryle Singletary
Charlie Brenneman The Offspring “Bad Habit” Smash
Christian Morecraft Accept “Balls to the Wall” Balls to the Wall
Clay Guida Metallica “The Frayed Ends of Sanity” …And Justice For All
Dennis Hallman Michael Jackson “Man in the Mirror” Bad
Dustin Hazelett Ted Nugent “Stranglehold” Ted Nugent
Johny Hendricks ??? ??? ???
Jon Fitch Johnny Cash “Rusty Cage” Unchained
Junior dos Santos Bill Conti “Gonna Fly Now” Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky
Matt Hughes Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive” The Bocephus Box
Phil Davis ??? ??? ???
Rafael Dos Anjos ??? ??? ???
Ricardo Almeida Social Distortion “Ball and Chain” Social Distortion
Rick Story ??? ??? ???
Rodney Wallace ??? ??? ???
Roy Nelson “Weird Al” Yankovic “Fat” Even Worse
Stefan Struve Linkin Park “Faint” Meteora
Thiago Alves ??? ??? ???
Tim Boetsch Basil Poledouris Conan The Barbarian Main Theme ???
Todd Brown Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” Greatest Hits




  1. ^ “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen”. August 7, 2010.
  2. ^ “Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen targeted for August in Utah, potentially UFC 117″. April 14, 2010.
  3. ^ “UFC Planning Silva-Sonnen Showdown”. April 14, 2010.
  4. ^ “Vitor Belfort Will Challenge Silva-Sonnen Winner for UFC Middleweight Title in November”. May 20, 2010.
  5. ^ “”. May 10, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  6. ^ Marrocco, Steven (May 28, 2010). “UFC 119 targeted for Sept. 25 in Indianapolis, Mitrione vs. Beltran on tap”.
  7. ^ “Phil Davis replaces injured Stanislav Nedkov, meets Rodney Wallace at UFC 117″. July 22, 2010.
  8. ^ “Thiago Silva injured again, replacement search underway for UFC 117 slot”. July 27, 2010.
  9. ^ Stupp, Dann (July 27, 2010). “UFC newcomer Todd Brown replaces Thiago Silva at UFC 117, meets Tim Boetsch”.
  10. ^ Morgan, John (July 4, 2010). “Lesnar vs. Velasquez up next for UFC title; Dos Santos vs. Nelson winner on deck”.
  11. ^ “Dana White confirms UFC 117s Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves winner gets title shot”. August 5, 2010.
  12. ^ “UFC 117 live weigh-in results”. August 6, 2010.
  13. ^ “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen Post-Fight Press Conference”. August 8, 2010.
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