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UFC 97 Results: Silva Tops Leites, Rua Knocks Out Liddell

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

Anderson Silva defeated Thales Leites via unanimous decision in the UFC 97 main event on Saturday in Montreal, Canada in a fight that will be remembered as one of the most uneventful in UFC history. In the co-headliner, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua likely retired Chuck Liddell with a first-round knockout.

The event’s official results were:

  • Anderson Silva (c) def. Thales Leites via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 50-46)
    UFC Middleweight Championship
  • Sam Stout def. Matt Wiman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Chuck Liddell via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 4:28
  • Krzysztof Soszynski def. Brian Stann via submission (kimura) — Round 1, 3:53
  • Cheick Kongo def. Antoni Hardonk via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 2:29
  • Luis Cane def. Steve Cantwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Denis Kang def. Xavier Foupa-Pokam via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Nate Quarry def. Jason MacDonald via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 2:27
  • Ed Herman def. David Loiseau via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Mark Bocek def. David Bielkheden via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 1, 4:57
  • TJ Grant def. Ryo Chonan via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Eliot Marshall def. Vinicius Magalhaes via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

For complete UFC 97: Redemption play-by-play click here to check out our UFC 97 live blog replay.

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