UFC 153: Anderson Silva finishes Stephan Bonnar in Round 1Posted on October 14, 2012, 12:20 AM by Anton Gurevich
Anderson Silva remained undefeated in the UFC, after nearly five minutes inside the Octagon with "The American Psycho".
Bonnar opened well by pushing Anderson Silva to the fence, looking for a takedown. Silva defended well, forcing the fight into a dirty boxing battle, where Stephan Bonnar was actually able to put his hands on "The Spider". However, even when Bonnar connected with his punches, Anderson Silva looked unfazed, and responded with some strikes of his own.
In a typicall Anderson Silva moment, the champ refused to move from the fence, inviting Bonnar to trade punches. Perhaps Silva considered this as a great opportunity to train his skills at the fence, like HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro was the Black House gym in Los Angeles, California.
The Spider decided it's time to go home, and went on offensive. Silva exchanged punches more aggressively, and tripped Stephan Bonnar to the canvas. The fight ended with Anderson Silva delivering a vicious knee right on Stephan Bonnar's chin (or solar plexus?). Bonnar turtled up, as "The Spider" ground and pounded his way to victory.
Stephan Bonnar has nothing to be ashamed of. He gave his best, and actually looked like a game opponent for Anderson Silva. There's no doubt that Anderson Silva is one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, and can definitely reach his goal of retiring undefeated inside the Octagon.
Silva is now 35-4 in MMA, setting sights on a superfight with Georges St. Pierre. In his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Silva denied that he will ever fight in 205 again, claiming that he did it to save the event.