OAKLAND CA - AUGUST 06: (L-R) UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva refuses to face off with opponent Chael Sonnen at the UFC 117 weigh-in at Oracle Arena on August 6 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 148 Fight Videos And Coverage: Anderson Silva Faces Chael Sonnen In Rematch For UFC Title

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen battle this Saturday night in Las Vegas in one of the most anticipated rematches in UFC history.

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UFC 148: Anderson Silva Vs. Chael Sonnen Fight Video

Check out the legendary main event of UFC 148 with Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen fight video highlights, brought to you by FOX Sports. Silva and Sonnen met on July 7, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, in a rematch of their epic UFC 117 championship bout.

With two years of bad blood at their back, Silva and Sonnen faced off once again in an instant classic. Catch the video highlights below.

Check out more on Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen with play-by-play from MMA Fighting, SB Nation's home for mixed martial arts.

Round 1: Yves Lavigne gives the signal, and we're off. Sonnen comes straight across the cage and immediately takes Silva down. The crowd erupts. I wonder if they'll even be able to hear the horn at the end of the round with all this noise. Sonnen works from the top with short strikes while Silva tries to create space to get up. Sonnen looks comfortable in Silva's half-guard, but he's got to work to avoid a stand-up. The crowd alternates between chants of ‘USA' and ‘Silva.' Sonnen postures up to strike and Silva looks for a minute like he might try for another triangle choke. Not this time. With a minute left in the first round, Sonnen slides through Silva's half-guard and into full mount. He lays flat and spreads his weight out on Silva while working short elbows and palm strikes. There's the horn, and Silva jogs back to his corner. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Sonnen.

Round 2: Again Sonnen charges straight across the cage and gets right in Silva's face. Silva tries to dance away, but Sonnen clinches him up against the fence. Silva stalls out the takedown attempt and then pushes Sonnen back before stinging him with a right hand. Sonnen replies with a decent right of his own, but Silva seems unbothered. Spinning backfist by Sonnen, and Silva ducks under it to let him go tumbling into the fence and onto his butt. Silva stands over him, then launches what appears to be an illegal knee to the head of a downed Sonnen. Lavigne has nothing to say about it, and Silva continues pounding on Sonnen with punches as he covers up. Sonnen briefly gets to his feet, but goes down again and can find no answer for Silva's torrent of strikes. Lavigne has seen enough, and he moves in to stop it. Silva's still the champ.

UFC 148 results: Anderson Silva def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (punches) at 1:55 of round two

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UFC 148: Tito Ortiz Vs. Forrest Griffin Fight Video

Check out the co-main event of UFC 148 with Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin fight video highlights, brought to you by FOX Sports. Ortiz and Griffin met on July 7, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, in a rubber match to decide their close-fought trilogy.

Following a 15-year career, Ortiz announced his intention to retire, win or lose, and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame prior to the match. Catch the video highlights below.

Check out more on Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin with play-by-play from MMA Fighting, SB Nation's home for mixed martial arts.

Round 1: Head kick by Griffin to start things off, and then he circles straight into a right hand from Ortiz. Griffin tries to get the front kick working, since it did so well in the second fight, but Ortiz shoots in and nabs the takedown, then lands some decent strikes as Griffin struggles frantically to get up. Griffin manages to get to his feet and he fires off a combo. Another takedown attempt by Ortiz, this one from farther out, and Griffin stops it. Ortiz is looking a little slow in the exchanges now. He tries to grab Griffin in a clinch and gets shoved into the fence. Lunging hook by Ortiz misses. Superman punch by Griffin. Ortiz ends the round with one more takedown attempt, but can't quite finish it. He's looking a little winded as he heads to the corner. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Ortiz.

Round 2: Ortiz comes out swinging and drops Griffin early. Griffin gets back to his feet quickly, but he's wobbly and Ortiz tags him a couple more times to keep him reeling. Griffin clinches up and recovers. Stiff jab by Griffin. Another jab followed by a right hand, which snaps Ortiz's head back. Griffin bounces around on the outside, firing from a distance as he checks the time. A hard right knocks Ortiz back. He appears to be cut on his nose, and Griffin keeps the pressure on heading into the final minute of the round. Griffin snaps out the front kick again, and this time it lands. Ortiz hears the ten-second warning and shoots for a takedown, but all he gets for his trouble are some hammerfists to the side of the head before the horn. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Griffin.

Round 3: Griffin gets busy with low kicks and punch combos to start the third, and Ortiz is kept largely on the defensive. Griffin fires a left hook, but Ortiz gets there first with one of his own and it sits Griffin down for a moment, though he's back up in a hurry. Takedown by Ortiz, followed by some elbows from Griffin's guard. Griffin tries for a kimura off his back, but can't get it. Griffin uses the fence to help him up with two minutes left, then turns Ortiz against the fence before backing away. Both men are showing signs of wear now, but still firing off. Griffin still seems capable of the more active combinations, but Ortiz keeps coming back with one big right at a time. At the ten-second warning, they both fire off with flurries until the horn sounds. Ortiz raises his hands in victory, and Griffin immediately turns and walks out of the Octagon, to boos from the fans. Either the UFC or good sense gets the better of him, and he comes back. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for Ortiz, by the way.

UFC 148 results: Forrest Griffin def. Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

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UFC 148 Weigh-Ins Streaming Video: Anderson Silva Vs. Chael Sonnen

Join SB Nation Arizona at 4 p.m. MT/7 p.m. ET as we bring you live results and video of Friday's weigh-ins for UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Today's weigh-ins procede the heavily-antipacted blockbuster rematch between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and his polarizing rival Chael Sonnen. UFC President Dana White will be in attendance for the event, as will the remainder of Saturday's fight card.

All fighters must meet their division's required weight, with a one pound allowance given to non-title competitors. SB Nation Arizona will be live streaming the weigh-ins under the "FREE Live UFC Streams" tab in the video player at the bottom of this post.

UFC 148 fight card:

Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Ivan Menjivar vs. Mike Easton

Preliminary Card (FX)
Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Melvin Guillard vs. Fabrício Camoes
Constantinos Philippou vs. Riki Fukuda
John Alessio vs. Shane Roller

Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Rafaello Oliveira vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo

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UFC 148 Pre-Fight Press Conference Video: Tito Ortiz, Forrest Griffin, Cung Le And Patrick Cote

Join SB Nation Arizona at 11:00 a.m. MT on Thursday, July 5, 2012, for the official UFC 148 pre-fight press conference, which takes place live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former UFC light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin were in attendance to field questions from the attending media regarding their upcoming rubber match, which is slated to co-headline UFC 148 on July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Also present for the press conference were middleweights Cung Le and Patrick Cote. Video of the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference can be seen below.

Main Card (Pay-per-view):
Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Ivan Menjivar vs. Mike Easton

Preliminary Card (FX):
Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Melvin Guillard vs. Fabrício Camoes
Constantinos Philippou vs. Riki Fukuda
John Alessio vs. Shane Roller

Preliminary Card (Facebook):
Rafaello Oliveira vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo

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UFC 148 Press Conference Video: Anderson Silva And Chael Sonnen Heated Staredown

The official UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II pre-fight press conference took place Tuesday, July 3, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and his hated rival Chael Sonnen were in attendance to field questions from the collected media regarding their upcoming championship rematch, which is slated to headline UFC 148 on July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Following a contentious press conference filled with verbal barbs and thinly-veiled threats, both Silva and Sonnen nearly came to blows in the ensuing eye-to-eye. Video of the tenuous staredown and the complete UFC 148 pre-fight press conference can be seen below.

Main Card (Pay-per-view):
Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Ivan Menjivar vs. Mike Easton

Preliminary Card (FX):
Gleison Tibau vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Melvin Guillard vs. Fabrício Camoes
Constantinos Philippou vs. Riki Fukuda
John Alessio vs. Shane Roller

Preliminary Card (Facebook):
Rafaello Oliveira vs. Yoislandy Izquierdo

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UFC 148 Odds: Anderson Silva Favored Over Chael Sonnen

The main card for UFC 148 features six bouts, with the main event being a five round rematch for the UFC middleweight championship. Champion Anderson Silva will be taking on Sherdog's number two ranked middleweight in the world, Chael Sonnen. Silva hasn't lost an MMA fight since January 20, 2006, and it looks like the Las Vegas odds makers feel that he is going to win again. Even though Sonnen was beating Silva for four and a half rounds the last time these two met, he is still the underdog in this bout.

The rubber match between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin favors Griffin by a large margin. Ortiz won their first bout back in 2006, but has gone 1-6-1 in his last eight fights. Griffin is 2-3 since winning the UFC light heavyweight Championship in 2008. Both previous matches between these two fighters ended in a split decision.

The French-Canadian, Patrick Cote, has won his last four fights, and is favored over Cung Le in his UFC return. Le most recently lost to Wanderlei Silva in 2011, his only bout in the UFC up to now.

Dong Hyun Kim, who has only one loss on his record, is favored over Demian Maia. The last seven fights for Maia have ended in a decision, where he has gone 4-3.

Chad Mendes suffered his first career loss earlier this year when he fought Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship, but he is heavily favored over Cody McKenzie. McKenzie won ‘The Ultimate Fighter 12' in 2010, but has gone 1-2 since then.

It looks like a toss-up in the fight between Ivan Menjivar and Mike Easton. Menjivar has won his last three fights, while Easton is on a seven fight win streak. The odds are the same for these two fighters.

Check below for the odds on the remaining fights for UFC 148.

Main card on pay-per-view:

Anderson "The Spider" Silva (-275) vs. Chael Sonnen (+235)

Forrest Griffin (-310) vs. Tito "The People's Champ" Ortiz (+255)

Cung Le (+180) vs. Patrick "The Predator" Cote (-240)

Dong Hyun "Stun Gun" Kim (-145) vs. Demian Maia (+125)

Chad "Money" Mendes (-550) vs. Cody McKenzie (+400)

Ivan Menjivar (-115) vs. Mike "The Hulk" Easton (-115)

Preliminary card on FX:

Gleison Tibau (-175) vs. Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov (+135)

Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard (-290) vs. Fabricio "Morango" Camoes (+210)

Constantinos "Costa" Philippou (-145) vs. Riki Fukuda (+105)

John "The Natural" Alessio (+150) vs. Shane Roller (-190)

Preliminary card on Facebook:

Rafaello "Tractor" Oliveria (-135) vs. Yoislandy "Cuba" Izquierdo (-105)

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UFC 148: No Love Lost Between Anderson Silva And Chael Sonnen

There is no love lost between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva.

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