UFC 156 in Tweets: Pros score Aldo vs. Edgar, react to Overeem vs. Silva and Evans vs. Nogueira

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ultimately UFC 156 emerged as a night of upsets, and nowhere was that more evident than the top of the card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday.

Antonio Silva stunned the mixed martial arts world, crumbling Alistair Overeem with a third-round blitzkrieg to take the early lead in 2013's "Knockout of the Year" running. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira turned back the clock, outpointing a suddenly listless Rashad Evans en route to a unanimous decision win. And to top it all off, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo engaged in a grueling, back-and-forth five-round struggle.

In the end Aldo retained his crown, claiming victory on the judges' scorecards, 48-47 and 49-46 (x2). However, like many of Edgar's past bouts, the ruling was not without controversy.

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NOGUEIRA OUTPOINTS EVANS

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