Bellator 180 Results: Silva vs. Sonnen, 3 Title Fights & The Return Of Fedor

#2 Matt Mitrione vs. Fedor Emelianenko

Round One: The round begins with Mitrione taking a few swings at Emelianenko, Emelianenko starts attacking Mitrione with leg kicks. Emelianenko catches a swinging Mitrione with a counter left, Emelianenko and Mitrione both drop each other at the same time with simultaneous rights. Mitrione gets up first and he pounces on a downed Emelianenko with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #2 Matt Mitrione def. Fedor Emelianenko by TKO via strikes (1:14, R1)

#9 Neiman Gracie vs. Dave Marfone

Round One: The round begins with Marfone jabbing away at Gracie, Gracie scores a takedown on Marfone and he gets the half guard. Marfone scrambles to his feet and Gracie holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Gracie rocks Marfone with a right hook. Gracie scores another takedown on Marfone and he gets the half guard, Marfone scrambles to his feet and he nails Gracie with a knee strike. Gracie then cracks Marfone with a multiple punch combination, Gracie starts nailing Marfone with some leg kicks. Gracie holds Marfone against the cage wall as the two exchange knee strikes, Marfone goes fora guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gracie

Round Two: The round begins with Gracie attacking Marfone with a kick to the midsection, Gracie also attempts a head kick against Marfone. Gracie grabs Marfone and he holds him against the cage wall, Gracie jumps on the back of a standing Marfone. Marfone spikes Gracie’s head to the mat as they fall to the ground, Gracie starts attacking Marfone with ground and pound. Gracie locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #9 Neiman Gracie def. Dave Marfone by submission via rear naked choke (2:27, R2)

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva

Round One: The round begins with Sonnen nailing Silva with an oblique kick, Sonnen scores a takedown on Silva and he gets the full guard. Sonnen starts attacking Silva with some ground and pound, Sonnen occasionally postures up as he nails Silva with more ground and pound. Sonnen briefly looks for the can opener against Silva, Silva scrambles to his feet and Sonnen holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate from each other and Silva drops a swinging Sonnen with a counter right hook, Sonnen scrambles to his feet and he scores a takedown on Silva. Sonnen attacks Silva with some more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sonnen

Round Two: The round begins with Sonnen attacking Silva with a flying knee strike, Silva rocks Sonnen with a multiple strike combination. Sonnen scores a takedown and Silva catches him in a guillotine choke, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Sonnen scoring a takedown on Silva and he gets the open guard, Sonnen attacks Silva with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sonnen (Overall Score: 20-18 for Sonnen)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Sonnen scores a takedown on Silva and he gets side control. Silva eventually traps Sonnen in his full guard, Sonnen quickly transitions to the half guard against Silva. Sonnen starts attacking Silva with ground and pound, Sonnen starts hunting for the kimura against Silva. Sonnen transitions to the full mount against Silva, Sonnen regains the side control position against Silva. Sonnen goes back to the full mount against Silva, Sonnen attacks Silva with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sonnen (Final Score: 30-27 for Sonnen)

Official Result: Chael Sonnen def. Wanderlei Silva by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

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