As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar. Our live coverage will start with the prelim fights on Facebook (currently scheduled for 6:45 p.m. ET) and continuing through the FX undercard broadcast (8 p.m. ET) through the main card on pay-per-view (10:00 p.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
This post will cover live results and thoughts for the main card on pay-per-view.
The night's main event sees the greatest fighter in the UFC make another trek up to the light heavyweight division as Anderson Silva takes on fan favorite brawler Stephan Bonnar. Glover Teixeira will square off with Fabio Maldonado in a fight that could have implications for the light heavyweight title picture. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira returns to the cage for the first time since having his arm broken against Frank Mir, facing off with Dave Herman.
Erick Silva looks to continue to impress when he faces long time contender Jon Fitch. Phil Davis and Wagner Prado will run it again after their first meeting ended with an accidental eye poke. And rounding out the main card is a bout between Demian Maia and Rick Story.
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Demian Maia vs. Rick Story - Round 1 - Story lands a big punch so Maia shoots in looking for the takedown. Maia picks him up and slams him down. Maia is moving up while Story tries to get up. Maia keeps Story down though. Story stands up and Maia takes him down again. Maia with some punches and Maia has the back now. Maia working for the choke and now he has it right on the chin. Maia cranking his neck and it's over! Demian Maia wins by submission (rear naked...neckcrank?), round 1.
Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado - Round 1 - Davis coming forward, Prado on the outside looking to get a punch off. Davis tries to lock up with him and Prado pulls out with ease. Davis with a takedown now against the cage. Davis working to take the back now, has one hook in. Davis takes him right back down after Prado tried to get up. Davis wearing on him with ground and pound and knees to the body. Davis controls the round well. 10-9 Davis.
Round 2 -Prado looking for the "one big shot" now. Davis gets inside and ducks under for the takedown. Davis really just working the takedown and top game. Davis now locks up an arm triangle and he's squeezing it looking for the finish. Prado survives but now an anaconda and Prado has to tap. Phil Davis wins by submission (anaconda choke), round 2.
Erick Silva vs. Jon Fitch - Round 1 - Fitch has a takedown early in the round, is looking to take the back as Silva tries to get up. Fitch having trouble getting the hooks in. Fitch landing some hard shots to the side of Silva's head. Fitch tries again to get the hooks in. Standing arm triangle from Fitch but Silva gets free. Front kick by Silva just lands to the chin of Fitch. Big right hand by Silva lands. Fitch with a hard elbow as they break from the clinch. They clinch and exchange some tough shots and now Fitch is in with both legs and he has a takedown. Again, Silva gives up his back while getting to his feet. Silva grabs the fence but doesn't get warned. 10-9 Fitch.
Round 2 - Silva coming out throwing big shots but can't land. Fitch with a great uppercut but now Silva with a great foot sweep to end up on top. Silva tying up an arm. Fitch gets out and is trying to get an ankle but he just holds on and gets hit a bunch. Fitch manages to get separation. Fitch pushes him back into the cage. Fitch tries for a takedown but Silva slides off and takes him down and takes the back. Silva has the choke locked in. Fitch is defending but there's 90 seconds left. Fitch breaks the grip but Silva is still on his back. Fitch is able to turn and end up on top. Now Fitch is beating him up and takes the back. Fitch takes an armbar but can't finish it! Great round.
Round 3 - Fitch walking forward, Silva looks tired. Right hand by Fitch and he gets the clinch. Fitch with the takedown. Fitch with big shots. He's really beating Silva up now. Silva manages to escape and now he pulls a guillotine. Fitch gives the thumbs up. Fitch is out safely. Silva misses an armbar. Fitch is just brutalizing him. Fitch has hooks and has Silva flattened. Fitch is just wrecking him now. Fitch is in mount and just demolishing him. Front choke by Fitch but the fight ends. 10-8 Fitch.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 29-28, 29-28. Jon Fitch wins by unanimous decision.
Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado - Round 1 - Glover with a big left early and now a big left and Maldonado is down. Glover mounts and is pounding away. Big punches and elbows from Maldonado. Brutal shots by Glover. Maldonado is defending about as well as can be expected but he's getting tagged. Glover is just decimating him with punches and elbows from mount still. Glover tries for an arm triangle. It's deep but Maldonado survives it and now Glover is back on top landing more big shots. Maldonado explodes to his feet! Wow! His legs are basically gone but he's still firing away. Maldonado is trying to bob and weave to stay up. HUGE LEFT BY MALDONADO AND GLOVER IS HURT! GLOVER'S LEGS ARE WOBBLED! Glover with the takedown and the round ends. 10-8 Glover.
Round 2 - Glover with a big takedown and he takes the back. Maldonado is fighting trying to get back to his feet. Maldonado does get up and he's trying to time a counter. Digs hard to Glover's body, but Glover takes him back down and now has the back mount. Maldonado gives up the mount now. Glover really pounding away. Maldonado has zero quit though. Now they're stood up with a minute left. Yamasaki lets the ref check on Maldonado. He says he's okay. The doctor lets it continue. Maldonado trying to find space for a left hand. Big left by Glover lands. Glover with another hard left hand. 10-9 Glover. There will be no round 3. The doctor has stopped the fight. Glover Teixeira wins by TKO (doctor stoppage), 5:00 of round 2.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Dave Herman - Round 1 - Herman with a few body kicks and Nogueira locks up with him. Herman with a big takedown. Nogueira on bottom trying for a sweep but Herman stands up. Nogueira lands a few punches and Herman circles away. Herman with a nice hook and some knees to the body and now two kicks to the body. Nogueira pushing him into the cage now. Nogueira throwing some punches to the body in the clinch and they separate. Herman with a leg kick and Nogueira lands a right hand. Nogueira landing some decent punches this round. Body kick by Herman and again. Nogueira clinches him and can't get the takedown. Herman tries to get cute and stand still, so Nogueira hits him twice. Nogueira lands a few more punches. 10-9 Nogueira.
Round 2 - Big left by Nogueira and he drops Herman! Nogueira moves to side control and lands a few elbows. Nogueira with an americana and he's trying to finish it off, but he's got mount anyway. Herman gives up the back but Nogueira is pretty high. Nogueira tries to take an armbar but can't finish. Herman with another takedown and Nogueira has half guard. Herman stands up and gets away. Nogueira lands some more punches now that they're standing. Another big left for Nog and he gets the takedown and now mount. Looking for the armbar again. Noguiera locks it in and it's over! Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira wins by submission (armbar), round 2.
Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar - Round 1 - Bonnar charges forward and he's inside and has Silva against the cage. Bonnar kneeing to the thigh. Bonnar holding him against the cage still. Left hands by Bonnar and Silva with a quick knee to the body. Bonnar trying to get him down and he has double underhooks against the cage. Bonnar punches to the bod and lands an elbow and some short punches. Silva still pinned against the cage. Silva turns Bonnar now. BOnnar pushing him back into the cage. They trade punches and Silva lands a few. Silva leans against the cage and pops Bonnar when he tries to punch. Bonnar comes inside and clinches him again. Silva reassures his corner and Bonnar tries for a single leg. Silva with a hard short punch. Bonnar lands two stiff shots, Silva eats them very well. Bonnar to the body, Silva lands counters. Silva has Bonnar down and as Bonnar stands, Silva lands a crushing knee and Bonnar is down. Silva on top of him landing shots and it's over. Good god, Anderson Silva is something else. Anderson Silva wins by TKO (punches), round 1. (apologies for the typo on initial post saying Bonnar won by TKO. Excitement and all that)