In a friendly atmosphere, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen draw at Spaten Fight Night

Legend says goodbye to performances in Brazilian territory with a curious outcome against his biggest rival

Anderson Silva raised the audience in São Paulo during his farewell fight in Brazil. Protagonist of Spaten Fight Night, the martial arts legend met again Chael Sonnen and, unlike the 2010s, the atmosphere was festive. In five rounds, the former UFC stars performed a luxurious training session in front of the fans.

Despite the lack of combativeness, the audience cheered with each combination thrown by 'Spider'. Despite the announced result, the Brazilian connected the best strikes during the match.


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Interestingly, the draw is the best result ever achieved in challenges against the Brazilian legend. In the first two meetings, the Tupiniquim team came out on top.

Goodbye in front of your fans

The fight started with Anderson marking the distance with jabs. Sonnen walked towards the Brazilian, but did not launch hard attacks. Chael started to pressure Silva close to the ropes, but it wasn't scary. Anderson started to combine attacks, but the actions seemed not to have the intention of knocking him out.


In the second round, Chael continued trying to corner Anderson, but the American wasn't striking effectively. The Brazilian was extremely elusive and waited for his rival's actions. Chael wasn't scared and continued to be a victim of Silva's precision.

A. Silva has his hand raised after an overwhelming victory over T. Ortiz. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram


In the third stage, Silva increased the pace and started hitting Sonnen more frequently. The Brazilian threw jabs, straight and crossed, while the North American wasted attacks. Close to the end of the stage, Chael clung to the Tupiniquim, trying to slow down his momentum. In the final seconds, 'Spider' continued with a wide advantage and was not scared.

The fourth round began with Silva leading the action. The Brazilian scored with jabs, while Sonnen launched attacks in vain. Anderson's rights started to land cleanly in the face of Sonnen, who showed no familiarity with boxing. Towards the end of the stage, Chael went to the canvas and the audience went crazy. The North American stood, but there was no more time.

In the last round, Silva went to put on a show. The Brazilian increased his pace and combined attacks that hit his eternal rival squarely. An upper from Silva hit Sonnen's chin, who seemed to feel the action. The North American went to the cliché to stop the legend. The fight ended with a good sequence of blows Anderson Silva.


Spaten Fight Night results

Anderson Silva e Chael Sonnen tied in unanimous decision of the judges (boxing)

Herbert Conceição defeated Esquiva Falcão via unanimous decision (97-93, 97-92, 98-91) (boxing)

Kalyl Silva x Paulo Roberto in the unanimous decision of the judges (40,35, 40-35, 40-35) (boxing)

Bia Mesquita submitted Jojo Ramos with a rear naked choke at 2m30s of R1 (MMA)

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