Rafaello Oliveira def. Yoislandy Izquierdo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Shane Roller def. John Alessio via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Constantinos Philippou def. Riki Fukuda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Melvin Guillard def. Fabricio Camoes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Mike Easton def. Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).
Chad Mendes def. Cody McKenzie via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:31.
Demian Maia def. Dong Hyun Kim via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 0:47.
Cung Le def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Forrest Griffin def. Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Round 1 – Referee Yves Lavigne in the cage for the evening’s main event. Sonnen rushes forward, avoids a few punches and takes the fight immediately to the floor. Chants of “U-S-A” fill the building. Silva tries to control the wrists underneath and keep Sonnen tight. The challenger lands a few right hands as Silva looks to move underneath. Silva in half-guard, pulling down on the head. Crowd is as loud as any in recent Las Vegas memory. Sonnen with a few knees to the body. Halfway mark. Sonnen has yet to do any damage, but just like in the first fight, he’s spending a lot of time on top. Silva threatens with a triangle, but it’s not there. Palm strikes from Sonnen. Silva holding tight, seemingly looking for a stand-up that’s not coming. Sonnen with a few elbows from the top. He moves into full mount. Less than a minute. Sonnen controls until the bell, and MMAjunkie.com gives him the first, 10-9. Here we go again.
Round 2 – Sonnen rushes forward again. Silva tries to move laterally, but Sonnen ties him up against the cage. Sonnen pressing in from the outside. Sonnen drops to pick the ankle. Silva stays upright, and he starts to punch. Brief striking battle, with Silva landing with his hands by his side. Spinning backfist misses from Sonnen, and he falls to the floor. Silva fires a knee inside. Close to illegal, but they fight on. Silva swarming, and the punches come non-stop. Sonnen against the cage covering up, but he doesn’t defend it and that’s the fight. More controversy.
Anderson Silva def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:55 to retain the UFC middleweight title.