Chael Sonnen loves to talk. Tonight the talking stopped and the cage door finally shut behind he and Wanderlei Silva as they finally got a chance to settle their feud that has been simmering for years. There was talk that “The Axe Murderer” wouldn’t show up and Scott Coker even talked about having a contingency plan in place should Silva not show up. But Silva shut everyone up Friday at the weigh-ins when he showed and was defiant as ever towards his rival.
Vegas pegged Sonnen as a slight favorite for their showdown in NYC. With Silva not having a fight in four years it was hard to back him coming into the fight if you were a bettor. Sonnen fought in January against Tito Ortiz, coming up short as he tapped out in the first round. Both men needed a win to be taken seriously but both also desperately didn’t want to lose against the other and it showed as they battled it out to night in Madison Square Garden.
Did Sonnen back up all his smack talk or did Silva finally vanquish Chael P. with a brutal TKO in New York. It was a wild night at MSG that had fans buzzing. Check out the video below.