Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen's Trilogy Ends in Unresolved Draw

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen boxing clash led to a draw because it was an exhibition bout.

by Aryan Lakhani
Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen's Trilogy Ends in Unresolved Draw
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Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen locked horns for the third time; in previous occasions, it was inside the UFC cage where Anderson Silva rose victoriously twice. This trilogy wasn't marked as a professional bout; it was an exhibition event, due to which, after the end of 5 rounds, both fighters were declared as the winners.

It appeared to be a sparring session for many; however, there were engaging moments. Chael Sonnen felt that he won the match, but fans worldwide have mixed opinions about the outcome; most of them had Anderson Silva as the winner.

Chael Sonnen looks forward to fighting Jorge Masvidal next; it will be interesting to see when that fight can take place.

Chael Sonnen on the outcome of the fight

"I thought I won the first three rounds," Sonnen said, as quoted by "You have to understand, he let me win the first one.

He always lets me win the first round. That's one of his strategies, he feels you out. He lets everybody win the first round, and I did the same thing in Rounds 2 and 3 that I did in the first round. But I slipped somewhere in the fourth round, and then they brought the doctor in at some point because I had a bloody nose or something.

It's like, come on, you're making this look way worse than it is. It was three rounds to two, I thought I won that fight."