August 7, 2010
Anderson Silva submits Chael Sonnen via Triangle Armbar
After taking a beating for four and a half rounds from a man with juiced testosterone levels, Anderson Silva survived the ear boxing, the takedowns & the pillow punches by employing the philosophy of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He let his opponent lose the fight.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on the submission: “We were very worried about his wound, but he made a good choice, he decided to fight! It looks crazy, I even posted in my twitter account (twitter.com/Minotauromma) , the very last seconds before he entered the Octagon, he told me “Be cool Master, I’ll submit him). Anderson is a really dangerous athlete, he looking for that triangle since the second round and at the fourth, he almost knocked Sonnen out. No doubt that all of his anti-professional bad talk made Anderson even thirstier for victory, his technical level and his champion heart took him to finish the fight with only one minute to go!! Not everyone can do that!! Anderson definitely filled us with proud!!” (Tatame.com)
Honorable Mentions: Matt Hughes submits Ricardo Almeida via Anaconda Choke (UFC 117), Phil Davis submits Tim Boetsch via Philmura (UFC 123)