Relive UFC on 153's electrifying main event with Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar fight video highlights, courtesy of FOX Sports.
UFC 153 took place October 13, 2012 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4) took on Stephan Bonnar (15-8) in a non-title, light heavyweight affair. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on Silva's remarkable victory, check out the play-by-play from MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas.
Round 1: Bonnar comes out swinging and Silva slips evading giving Bonnar time to attempt a takedown against the fence. Silva stuffs it and now they're clinched. Bonnar's got double underhooks but isn't abe to do much with it. Silva turns Bonnar in the clinch and fires a hard shot, but Bonnar is still pressing him into the fence. Silva, bizarrely, just lays against the fence even when they clinch break, baiting Bonnar is return to that position. Silva's eating Bonnar's punches and returning fire seemingly when he feels like. Bonnar and Silva separate and Silva lands an outside trip. Bonnar evades but eats a right hand and a direct shot right to the body from a knee. Bonnar collapses and Silva swarms with a few more punches before the referee is forced to stop the contest.
UFC 153 results: Anderson Silva def. Stephan Bonnar by TKO at 4:40 of round 1