UFC 117 “Silva vs Sonnen” — LIVE Aug. 6th from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. The Spider Anderson Silva will defend his UFC title against the wrestler Chael Sonnen. Also, Thiago Alves will get another shot at the bay areas own Jon Fitch. The winner will likely be next in line for a shot a the UFC welterweight title.
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Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen Result: Anderson Silva defeats Chael Sonnen via submission (armbar) at 3:10 of R5.
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch Result: Jon Fitch defeats Thiago Alves via unanimous decision. (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Clay Guida Result: Clay Guida defeats Rafael Dos Anjos via submission (jaw injury) at 1:51 of R3.
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Hughes Result: Matt Hughes defeats Ricardo Almeida via technical submission (old school wrestling choke) at 3:15 of R1.
Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson Result: Junior Dos Santos defeats Roy Nelson via unanimous decision. (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story Result: Rick Story defeats Dustin Hazelett via TKO (punches) at 1:15 of R2.
Phil Davis vs. Rodney Wallace Result: Phil Davis defeats Rodney Wallace via unanimous decision. (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Charlie Brenneman vs. Johny Hendricks Result: Johny Hendricks defeats Charlie Brenneman via TKO (punches) at 0:40 of R2.
Tim Boetsch vs. Todd Brown Result: Tim Boetsch defeats Todd Brown via unanimous decision. (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Christian Morecraft vs. Stefan Struve Result: Stefan Struve defeats Christian Morecraft via TKO (punches) at 0:22 of R2.
Dennis Hallman vs. Ben Saunders Result: Dennis Hallman defeats Ben Saunders via unanimous decision. (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
UFC Oakland drew 12,971 attendees for a live gate of $1.56 million.
Alves came in at 171.5, one half pound over the legal limit. He will be fined 20% of his fight purse and paid directly to Fitch.
Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen both earn 60k for fight of the night.
Anderson Silva and Matt Hughes both earn 60k for Submission of the Night.
Stefan Struve earned 60k for Knockout of the Night.