UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar” takes place this evening at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Anderson Silva moves up to light heavyweight to face TUF 1 finalist Stephan Bonnar in the night’s main event.

Heavyweights Dave Herman and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira clash in the night’s co-main event.

ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary starting with the UFC 153 prelims, which will stream LIVE on Facebook starting at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT), moving to FX at 8 p.m. (5 p.m. PT) and Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).

Following tonight’s event watch the UFC 153 post-fight press conference LIVE stream (or on-demand video replay).

UFC 153 quick results:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Anderson Silva def. Stephan Bonnar by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:40)
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Dave Herman by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (4:31)
  • Glover Teixeira def. Fabio Maldonado by TKO (Doctor stoppage) Rd 2 (5:00)
  • Jon Fitch def. Erick Silva by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Phil Davis def. Wagner Prado by submission (anaconda choke) Rd 2 (4:29)
  • Demian Maia def. Rick Story by submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1 (2:30)


  • Rony Jason def. Sam Sicilia by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (4:16)
  • Gleison Tibau def. Francisco Trinaldo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Diego Brandao def. Joey Gambino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Sergio Moraes def. Renee Forte by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (3:10)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Chris Camozzi def. Luiz Cane by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Cristiano Marcello def. Reza Madadi by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

UFC 153 play-by-play:

Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi

Round 1 – Madadi stalking, overhand right from Marcello. Knee from Marcello, front kick. Madadi still pressing. Knee from Marcello. Right from Madadi, knee. Jab, jab from Marcello. Inside leg kick Madadi. Overhand right from Marcello. Nice left from Madadi. Head kick from Marcello scores. Superman punch from Madadi. Madadi with a one two three and an uppercut. He backs out from against the cage as Marcello presses. Madadi with a small cut under his eye. Right from Marcello but Madadi scores bit with  punches, hunts Marcello down, landing a couple more shots, clinches against the cage. Madadi backs out. Front kick, left from Marcello. Left from Madadi. Leg kick, leg kick from Marcello. Takedown from Madadi with 40 seconds to go. Up kick from Marcello. Marcello butt scooting. Ref stands him up. Marcello misses a couple kicks. PMN scores it 10-9 Madadi.

Round 2 – High kick from Marcello blocked. Overhand right. Left from Madadi. Right from Marcello. Nice left and right from Madadi. Left again. Left jab. Right uppercut from Madadi scores. Left hook. Overhand right from Marcello, another right. Left from Madadi. Big uppercuts and a right from Madadi. Nice left hook to the body from Marcello. Madadi shoots, stuffed, Marcello counters with a one two. Overhand right, uppercut from Madadi. One two uppercut from Madadi. Head kick from Marcello blocked. Left jab. Jab from Madadi. Right on the chin stuns Marcello. Madadi has him against the cage and lands a big combo. Marcello gets away from the cage and they are slugging it out. Marcello pulls guard. Small hammerfists from Madadi. Fef stands them up. Overhand right and stiff left from Marcello, uppercut, front kick, big right. PMN scores the round 10-9 Madadi.

Round 3 – Leg kick Madadi. Madadi ducks a punch and lands a big right that snaps Marcellos head sideways. Seems okay though. Couple of jabs from Marcello. Madadi shoots, puts Marcello on his back. Marcello throws his legs up and Madadi backs out. Big jabs from Madadi. Jab from Marcello. Jab from Marcello. Spinning back kick from Marcello. Madadi bows and the crowd boos. Jab  jab from Marcello. Uppercut from Madadi puts Marcello on his heels. Madadi shoots, stuffed, eats a knee. Body shot from Marcello. Again. Leg kick from Marcello. Leg kick Marcello. PMN scores the round 10-9 Marcello, the fight 29-28 Madadi.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Cristiano Marcello def. Reza Madadi by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

SPECIAL: This fight is nominated for ProMMAnow.com’s “fight of the month” for October 2012.

Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi

Round 1 – Right from Camozzi, leg kick. Left. Nice jab. Camozzie with a nice left hook, leg kick. Left from Camozzi, knee to the body. Leg kick from Cane. Gets Camozzi down, takes his back, hooks in, looking for the choke. Camozzi gets free of one hook. Neck crank at this point. Camozzi gets to his knees and up. Eats a knee from Cane. Cane lands a punch to Camozzi’s back as he turns away. One two three from Camozzi, one two. Jab., jab. Knee to the body and a right. Leg kick from Camozzi. Overhand left from Cane. He can’t seem to get going. Inside leg kick from Cane. Right hook, right from Camozzi. Jab from Camozzi and a knee. Leg kick and a left from Cane, big right scores. PMN scores the round 10-9 Camozzi.

Round 2 – Right left from Camozzi. Cane on the retreat. Body shot from Camozzi. Left from Cane, leg kick, left hook. Camozzi with a leg kick. Leg kick Camozzi. Right hook Camozzi, again, and a left. Left jab. Body kick. Leg kick from Cane. High kick blocked by Cane. Left from Camozzi. Left right from Cane. Body shot from Camozzi, leg kick. He misses a elbow strike, brief clinch. Leg kick Camozzi. Jab from Cane, left. Right and a knee from Camozzi. Leg kick. One two from Cane. Camozzi shoots, stuffed, eats a knee to the body. Left from Camozzi staggers Cane briefly. PMN scores the round 10-9 Camozzi.

Round 3 – Leg kick Camozzi. Right from Camozzi. Cane scores. Leg kick and a right from Camozzi. Right left from Cane. Big left from Camozzi. Cane’s face a little bloody. Leg kick Camozzi. Leg kick from Camozzi. Leg kick Cane. Eats a one two. Right from Camozzi. Right from Cane. Right to the body from Cane. Right from Camozzi. Big one two from Cane. Camozzi okay. Cane shoots, stuffed, but he lands a one two on the break. Left from Camozzi. Jab, jab. Big right left from Cane. PMN scores the round 10-9 Cane, the fight 29-28 for Camozzi.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Chris Camozzi def. Luiz Cane by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Renee Forte vs. Sergio Moraes

Round 1 – Overhand right from Moraes. He looks for the takedown, clinched against the cage. Moraes with a takedown but Forte gets right up. Moraes pulls him back down, on top in half guard. Moraes gets his back but is too high and slides off. Forte stands over him, kicks his legs. One two from Moraes. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Moraes.

Round 2 – Left from Forte, they exchange punches. Moraes shoots, presses Forte to the cage, picks him up for the takedown. Moraes goes for his back and Forte puts his back to the cage to prevent it. Forte back to his feet. Moraes shoots, stuffed. Takes a deep breath. Tries again, stuffed. Right from Forte. Clinched against the cage, they separate. Forte lands a combo, an uppercut, Moraes is hurt and ends up on his back taking kicks to the legs. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Forte.

Round 3 –  Left hook from Moraes. Left from Forte, right from Moraes. Big right left from Forte. They scramble, Moraes jumps on his back, both hooks in, now a body triangle. They are standing. Moraes fishing for the choke. Softening him up with punches. Neck crank from Moraes, lets it go. Goes for the neck crank again, doesn’t even get it under the chin, they fall to the ground and Forte taps out.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Sergio Moraes def. Renee Forte by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (3:10)

Diego Brandao vs. Joey Gambino

Round 1 – Head kick from Brandao and Gambino catches it for the takedown. They stand back up. Leg kick from Brandao. Leg kick via Brandao. High kick from Gambino. Side kick from Brandao. Right from Brandao. Right hand, leg kick from Gambino. Brandao with a big leg kick. Brandao grabs Gambino’s leg as he throws a knee and dumps him on his back. Brandao in side control dropping elbows and punches. Gambino in half guard. Body shots. Gambino gets full guard. Gambino scrambles to his feet, eats a head kick. Big left hook from Gambino, leg kick, spinning back kick. Gambino shoots, stuffed. PMN scores the round 10-9 Brandao.

Round 2 – Side kick from Brandao. Straight left from Gambino, jumping front kick. Brandao drops him with an overhand right. Brandao almost gets full mount, Gambino gets half guard. Now full guard. Elbow from Brandao, left and right elbows. Gambino throws up an armbar. Brandao stands up and lets him up. Punch, leg kick combo from Brandao. They tie up. Brandao looks for the takedown. Gambino defends but only momentarily as he gets dumped. Brandao inside full guard. Ref stands them up. Gambino swings and misses. Brandao misses a spinning backfist. PMN scores the round 10-9 Brandao.

Round 3 – Left from Brandao. Left from Gambino, misses a right. Straight left jab. Straight left from Brandao. Big right from Brandao and Gambino goes down. Brandao tells him to get up. He does. Gambino ducks under a right, shoots, stuffed. Brandao with the takedown. Now inside full guard. Gambino throws up his legs for a triangle. Brandao gets up and out of it. Jab from Brandao. Left from Gambino, big right. Right to the body, left to the face from Gambino. Big right from Brandao. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Brandao.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Diego Brandao def. Joey Gambino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Gleison Tibau vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Round 1 – Trinaldo swings big, Tibau counters, shoots and gets the takedown. Trinaldo stands up but gets caught in a guillotine (standing). Tibau jumps guard, and Trinaldo is free and they stand up, clinched. Tibau lands a big combo. Tibau catches a kick, lands a right, gets a takedown; lands punches and a knee. Back to the feet. Body shot from Trinaldo, he’s coming forward swinging. Tibau clinches him up. Knee to the body. Knee to the body from Trinaldo. Trinaldo wit underhooks turns him around. Tibau shoots, stuffed. Big knee from Trinaldo, again, big left. Left from Tibau. Big takedown from Tibau, now inside full guard. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Tibau.

Round 2 – Jab from Trinaldo. Clinched, knee from Trinaldo. Huge left drops Tibau, he takes his back, hooks in looking for the rear naked choke. Trinaldo gets full mount with arm triangle. Tibau free but eating ground and pound from Trinaldo in half guard. Big left hands from Trinaldo, another. Full guard from Tibau. Big elbow from Trinaldo. Tibau tries to sweep, not enough energy though. Left hand from Trinaldo. PMN scores the round 10-9 Trinaldo.

Round 3 – These guys come out swinging for the fences, both landing big big shots. Tibau puts him on his back. Now inside full guard. Tibau working the ground and pound, moves to half guard. Ref stands them up, Tibau puts him right back down, works the ground and pound. Moves to half guard, full mount.Tibau locks on an arm triangle. Trinaldo gives a thumbs up. Back to full mount. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Tibau and the fight 29-28 for Tibau.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Gleison Tibau def. Francisco Trinaldo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Rony Jason vs. Sam Sicilia

Round 1 – Leg kick from Jason. Sicilia just ducks under a head kick that would have taken his head off. Jason hurts him with a big left hand, Sicilia is staggered. Seems to have recovered and Sicilia takes him down. Jason with a full guard. Sicilia stands over him, lands a right, lays back inside full guard. Right elbow from Sicilia. Jason throws up an armbar. Sicilia escapes and they get stood up. Flying knee from Jason scores. Right hook counter from Jason. Leg kick from Sicilia. Right and left hook from Jason. Sicilia with a hook, they bang it out, both guys scoring. Uppercut and a left from Jason. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Jason.

Round 2 – Right from Sicilia. Another big right. Left to the body from Jason. Right to the body from Sicilia.  Left to the body from Jason. Left to the body again by Jason. Left from Sicilia. Jason with a Thai clinch and knee to the face. Double left hooks from Jason. Sicilia with a big right. Jason  drops him with a right after catching a kick, lands some big rights and finishes him off with hammerfists and the ref steps in to save Sam Sicilia.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Rony Jason def. Sam Sicilia by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (4:16)

Demian Maia vs. Rick Story

Round 1 – Demain Maia shoots for a single, big slam. Story scrambles to his feet but Maia puts him right back down. Story back up, Maia still holding on, pulls him down, takes full mount, looking to take Story’s back. Maia with both hooks in on Story’s back. Maia fishing for the neck. Face crank, twisting his neck sideways, and Story taps out. Amazing performance.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Demian Maia def. Rick Story by submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1 (2:30)

Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado

Round 1 – Feeling out. Davis shoots, takes a knee to the body, stuffed. Head kick from Prado blocked. Takedown from Davis. Prado looking for a kimura. Prado trying to use the cage to get up. Prado gets to his knees. Davis gets over under from behind. Prado gets up but Davis puts him right back down. Ground and pound from Mr. Wonderful. Prado gets to one foot, but Davis keeps him down, big right hand from half guard. Punch to the back of the head and the crowd boos (Prado turned his head so wasn’t Davis’ fault). Prado gets to his feet. Davis slams him hard on his back. Elbow from Davis. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Davis.

Round 2 – High kick from Davis. Prado shows a front kick. Davis misses a high kick. Body kick from Prado. Flying knee from Davis, followed by a shot, clinches up, knees from Davis, drops levels and gets the takeddown. Big body shots from Davis. Prado gets to his feet using the cage. Phil leaning on him. Knees to the thighs from Davis, he backs out. Right left from Davis. Davis shoots dumps Prado on his back once again. Phil in side control. Now half guard, elbow and punches from Davis, just smothering Prado with ground and pound. Davis locks up an arm triangle, Prado escapes, rolls with an anaconda and Prado taps out.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Phil Davis def. Wagner Prado by submission (anaconda choke) Rd 2 (4:29)

SPECIAL: This fight has been nominated for ProMMAnow.com’s “submission of the month” for October 2012.

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva

Round 1 – A lot riding on this fight guys. If Fitch loses, I don’t know what he will do — I think he might retire, but what do I know. Leg kick Fitch. Silva with a karate stance. Big knee from Silva, Fitch takes him down, riding his back against the cage. Fitch drags him down. Fitch gets one hook in, softening Silva up with right hands to the side of the head. Fitch muscles him down again but Silva stands up. Standing arm triangle from Fitch. Silva escapes. They square up. Front kick to the chin from Silva lands, but Fitch is okay. Huge overhand right from Silva scores. He clinches, tries to run out, Fitch chases him down, clinched. Fitch rocks him with a right. Spinning kick from Silva. Fitch drops levels and puts Silva down. Knee to the thigh, body lock from Fitch. Fitch drags him down and takes his back, landing punches at the bell. Fitch takes the round 10-9.

Round 2 – Fitch misses a leg kick. Silva misses a spinning backfist. Ftich lands an uppercut and a right. Silva sweeps his leg and Fitch falls face first to the mat. Fitch gets his ankle as Silva stands up. Silva rides his back landing punches and hammerfists. Silva with a body lock from behind. Fitch escapes. One two from Fitch. Jab from Fitch. Clinched against the cage. Elbows from Silva. Boos from the crowd. Ref wants action. Fitch tries to muscle him to the ground, he slides off. Silva takes his back, both hooks in, goes for the rear naked choke. Fitch in big danger. Both hooks in. Fitch has escaped immediate danger. It was a full on choke under the chin. Fitch spins, now on top inside guard dropping bombs. Now Fitch has his back with hooks in. Softening him up. Fitch tries to break it but Silva flips over for the escape. PMN scores it 10-9 Fitch.

Round 3 – Touch gloves. Big right from Fitch, body lock. Fitch catches Silva being lazy, drags him to the ground. Silva on his knees. Fitch riding him with big ground and pound. Fitch goes for an armbar, loses it. Silva drops down for an arm in guillotine. Fitch escapes and drops elbows from top. Now landing punches. Fitch takes his back again, landing punches, goes for the RNC. Can’t get under the chin. Goes back to ground and pound. Fitch drags him back down and is landing big shots to the face. Both hooks in, flattens him out and Silva is getting battered with 90 seconds left. Big elbows and punches from full mount. Silva gets completely battered but survives somehow. PMN scores the round 10-8 for Jon Fitch and the fight 30-26.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Jon Fitch def. Erick Silva by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

SPECIAL: This fight has been nominated for ProMMAnow.com’s “fight of the month” for October 2012.

Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado

Round 1 – Double jab from Fabio, he eats a big left from Glover. Glover drops him with a couple more shots, gets full mount and starts dropping napalm on him. Elbows and punches from the mount. Glover trying to cover up and hang on in pure defense. Ref looking closely. Huge right hands on the chin from Glover, big elbow. Glover wraps up an arm triangle. Readjusts. Fabio survived. Glover back in full mount landing the ground and pound. Fabio gets to his feet, he’s almost out on his feet. Fabio lands a left. The cage is keeping him standing. Fabio lands a big left that stuns Glover. Another one. They are both wobbled. Overhand right from Glover, takes him down. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Glover but OMG this fight is sick.

Round 2 – Glover with the big takedown. Takes his back, throws him down. Fabio gets to his knees. Glover trying to get on his back. Fabio defending well. Fabio gets to his feet. Glover blocks the left hook this time. Double jab from Fabio. Body shot from Fabio. Glover shoots, another takedown. Takes his back, stretches him out. Now in full mount. Huge elbow from Glover. Fabio recovers half guard. Hammerfist and punches from Glover. The pace has slowed, Glover obviously has tired a bit, the guy has thrown several hundred punches at this point I’m sure. Ref stands them up with one minute to go. They bring in the doctor to check him. Left from Glover. Again. Big right wobblws Fabio. Ten seconds. PMN scores the round 10-9 Glover.

They stopped the fight between rounds. I would have LOVED to have seen another round. On the other hand, I cannot fault them one bit for stopping this. Glover took SO MUCH punishment. Yes, his heart allowed him to keep going and he even landed some amazing shots but nothing wrong at all with this stoppage.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Glover Teixeira def. Fabio Maldonado by TKO (Doctor stoppage) Rd 2 (5:00)

Glover: “Bro, he’s not human.”

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Dave Herman

Round 1 – Touch gloves. Knee from Herman. Nog ties him up and Herman slams him. Herman lands an elbow to the face, stands up and lets Nog up. Nog lands a big right. Right from Dave. Nog ties him up. Big body kick from Dave. Nog ties him up. Herman lands a knee and a leg kick. Big left right from Nog. Body kick from Dave. Leg kick Nog. Right left from Nog. Nog ties him up against the cage. Right from Nog on the chin. Big right on the chin from Nog. Body kick from Herman. Body lock from Nog. Left from Nog. One two from Nog. Leg kick from Dave. Right from Dave. PMN scores the round 10-9 Nog.

Round 2 – Nog drops him with a big punch. Nog in side control now dropping elbows and punches. Nog locks up an Americana. Herman tries to escape. Nog gets mount, Herman gives up his back. Nog goes for an armbar. Herman escapes to his feet. Left from Nog. Herman uses a hip toss, lands on top in half guard. Dave stands up and lets him up. Couple of big shots from Nog. Dave jumps with a lazy knee and eats a left. Nog takes him down and is going for an armbar. Dave rolls, Nog stretches the arm out and Dave Herman taps out. Submission works. Poetic justice.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Dave Herman by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (4:31)

Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar

Round 1 – I can’t even believe this fight is happening. Bonnar looks confident. Silva bows to the crowd. They face off. Silva looks down first. Touch gloves. Silva bows. Bonnar comes out fast, Silva slips. Bonnar grabs a single, knees his thigh. Now the other thigh. Bonnar with some dirty boxing. Knee from Silva. Underhooks from Bonnar trying to muscle him. Knee from Silva. Elbow from Bonnar, drops levels. Silva with underhooks, turns Bonnar around. Clinch fight so far. Knee from Silva. Bonnar lands a couple punches. He’s going toe to toe with Bonnar for a duel. On purpose. Bonnar dives for a leg. Uppercut from Silva. Silva eats a couple big shots. Body shots. Silva is standing right in front of him. Shoulder strike from Silva. And what happened next…. can only be described as magical.   — I will try my best to describe. Silva trips him, chases him across the cage, lands an uppercut, Bonnar bounces off the cage and Silva times a flying knee to the solar plexus and Bonnar goes down and out. Silva follows up with shots but apparently not necessary as Bonnar is motionless.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Anderson Silva def. Stephan Bonnar by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:40)

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