Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen’s Partnership to Fame

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen’s Partnership to FameThe first fight that Anderson Silva had with Chael Sonnen was in August 2010 where they both tested their skills and talents as gifted UFC fighters. After 2 years from their first fight, they again had a rivalry last July 7, Saturday at MGM Grand Arena. Before they even had a rematch, Sonnen was already busy developing his professional wrestling routine. Silva, on the other hand, was concentrating on his next opponent’s fighting skills.

Great Scene at UFC 148

They really did a ravishing fight and through this, both fighters have generated interest in marking another history in UFC. All was ended by Silva who restored his championship by having Sonnen suffer a technical knockout during the second round. This was unexpected by many viewers, as they were anticipating five rounds before the fight would end. Even Dana White, UFC President, agrees that this fight was the biggest that they have accomplished so far. Thanks to this fight, both MMA fighters were able to establish their fame even outside the arena. Silva became more famous because he was tested physically and mentally by Sonnen. Through their match, Silva’s reputation against Thales Leites and Maia were forgotten by fans. Sonnen even gained his fame being world’s second middleweight champion.

The Aftermath

Even though the results have gained too much fame for Silva and Sonnen, this would mean a difficult effort in finding Silva’s next opponent. People were really expecting for a trilogy but Sonnen had two consecutive losses from Silva. There is actually no problem with the fighting skills of the next matches for Silva: Mark Munoz, Michael Bisping, Rashad Evans, Chris Weidman, or Hector Lombard. What is really troubling is finding the match that will be able to deliver what Sonnen did. Probably, another match would come for Sonnen if Silva is not anymore the reigning middleweight champion.

 

Another History Made: UFC 112 Mark Munoz vs. Kendall Grove

Another History Made: UFC 112 Mark Munoz vs. Kendall GroveIn examining the best wrestling resume, Mark Munoz really has it all. He has proved this distinguished identity in two of his challenges in World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) through technical knockouts. This was even before he moved to the higher Ultimate Fighting Championship challenges. During his fight with Matt Hamill, things did not go well as planned, as he was knocked out.

More Fighting Skills from Munoz

The hope wasn’t lost since then rather it triggered his move to another division—the middleweight. He was then titled “Filipino Wrecking Machine” to win over the 185 pounds division, who only lost once in his 8 rounds. He expects to continue his winning streak in the main event of UFC to be telecast on FUEL TV 4. His opponent was Chris Weidman, who is also fighting to continue his winning streak on Octagon. Even before this fight, Munoz fought with Kendall Grove at UFC 112 with the former winning and surviving with little injury.

Grove vs. Munoz

UFC 112 began with a blast when Munoz dives and goes for the body shot that is avoided by Grove. Another attempt from Munoz but Grove responded with a knee hit on his head. Munoz charges with more shots and with takedown via double leg. A powerful punch was released by Munoz and hit Grove who was quick to stand up and get back. He does an all-punching attack on Grove. But the fight turned upside down when Munoz earns an uppercut from Grove. Less than two minutes before the fight ends, both were attempting a takedown but Munoz gets Grove in anaconda choke. Two hooks from Munoz cracked Grove. After further battering Grove with several punches, Munoz earns another ankle from the former. It was Munoz has been waiting all the time as finishes with several jabs on Grove.

Results of UFC 148: Cung Le Victory Over Patrick Cote

Results of UFC 148: Cung Le Victory Over Patrick CoteThe fight of a kick boxer and a power puncher ends up heavily blooded from last night’s UFC 148 July 7 event. The match was between Cung Le and Patrick Cote who both proved that they deserve to win. In 15 sizzling minutes of hard fight and great odds, being the Strikeforce middleweight champion in the past, Cung Le needed to prove himself. He toppled Patrick Cote with scores from the judges of 30-27. Still, the 40-year-old brave and veteran MMA fighter proved all his detractors wrong.

The Fight Scenes in Detail

At the beginning of the first round, varied combos and kicks were landing on Cote for the most first parts. Both fighters wanted to prove their determination in winning the fight. The next round became the hard time for both as the fight was very close having the whole scene on fire. Each fighter were bleeding because of heavy punches and blows from each other. Slower and sure third round became the ending fight with Cung Le landing all good strikes on Cote with a two takedowns.

Concluding the Fight

Cote wasn’t really prepared with the whole event. His odds were not in favor of him but of Le who was to fight Rich Franklin but later became the opponent in UFC 147 to fight Wanderlei Silva. In the score of 10-2, the victory of Cung Le was the first for UFC, who was a popular kick boxer and San Shou fighter. He can’t say that he’s on for a retirement when he being asked on the interview after the fight. He says that being a 40-year-old fighter, he made every person proud that even with this age, and throwing punches can still be worth. He has the determination, and he thinks, it is all the matters in MMA.