Fights - UFC 148 - Silva vs. Sonne II -
A rematch between anderson silva and Chael Sonnen took place on June 23, 2012 at UFC 148,The fight was considered by many analysts and several major media outlets as the most highly anticipated bout in UFC history. Sonnen quickly took the champion down in the first round and maintained a dominant position throughout, eventually gaining full mount while attacking with ground-and-pound. One cageside judge scored it a 10-8 round as Silva was credited with zero strikes. Sonnen connected with 76 strikes from the top position in the opening round, and held a 22-to-15 edge in significant strikes against Silva overall. Silva stopped Sonnen with a TKO at 1:55 of the second round, after Sonnen failed to connect with a high-risk spinning backfist strike.