UFC 168: Anderson Silva leg break SHOCKING, Rousey armbar victory again

UFC 168 Weidman elbow pounding  Silva on the ground

Anderson Silva snaps his left shin bone when Chris Weidman checks his kick


I'm not even sure if I could call it an anti-climax. It's shocking, it's unusual, but it's not what anyone would've wanted to happen. It's gruesome. It's unsettling. It's uncomfortable. I thought shin bone breaks via leg kick checks would only happen in Muay Thai fights due to the extreme ways they condition their shin bones. I obviously know nothing. Anderson Silva begun the second round throwing super hard low leg kicks and got his preferred left one checked by the knee of the Middleweight champ Chris Weidman, and that's when it broke. Oh, snap indeed.

Now if you're curious, and if you think you can take it. You may click on the "show spoiler" below and view the unfortunate incident, how Anderson Silva break his leg in slow motion...

WARNING: Anderson Silva's leg break replay, not for the weakhearted:
Anderson Silva leg break vs. Weidman UFC168

Although the underdog reigning champ didn't really get to finish the best pound-for-pound fighter the way he probably hoped to, he was winning anyway and Silva wasn't "clowning around" at all this time, so again, take nothing away from him. In the first round, Weidman caught the former champ with a right hook during a clinch battle, went into Silva's guard, controlled the ground completely and kept throwing it down hard. Weidman showed what Sonnen lacked of on the ground: POWER. And yet, it was Weidman's face that started to bleed after Silva delivered some hammerfists FROM THE BOTTOM. It's also crazy that I still didn't get to see Silva's face cut or seriously bruised.



Silva was in agonising pain, let's all wish him all the best and swift recovery. Anderson "The Spider" Silva may be arrogant and all but he was indeed the best there was in the sport and definitely the most entertaining one. I hope the UFC allows and encourages him to retire this time. When he said he no longer wants to be the champ, they shouldn't have convinced him to challenge for the title and this probably this crazy injury would've been avoided.

In the co-main event, we witnessed perhaps the best women's MMA bout ever. Both the Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate came out blasting guns at each other immediately before they started taking each other down. Rousey has shown beautiful judo counter-takedowns and was obviously way superior in clinching and ground work and predictably to most people, she won at the opening of the third round with an armbar tapout. It's crazy how even spectators could foresee what would happen and yet Tate was still unable to avoid it. In the end, it's Tate's game plan that probably caused her the loss. Why the hell did she still go for takedowns and clinches when she was having better success striking on her feet? It's kinda weird 'cause everyone knows Rousey would gladly welcome that and use that opportunity to dominate.

Rousey didn't accept Tate's handshake at the end of the bout and got booed by the crowd for it. She stated her case by clarifying that Tate said something about her family and she can't allow herself to shake Tate's hand. You might not like Rousey for her attitude and personality but you'd have to admit that she is the best in her category at the moment.

UFC 168 was the first time I have ever, EVER, seen UFC trending on Twitter in Malaysia. I can only think of a few reasons that were responsible for making this sport grow so quick - The Ultimate Beatdown, MuayFit, MIMMA (TuneTalk) and of course, the ONE FC.

UFC 168 trending in Malaysia on Twitter #UFC168

UFC 168: WEIDMAN VS. SILVA II Full Results


Fight of The Night: Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate
Knockout of The Night: Travis Browne
Submission of the Night: Ronda Rousey

MAIN CARD

Middleweight Title: Chris Weidman (c) def. Anderson Silva | TKO (leg injury) | R2 1:16
Women's Bantamweight Title: Ronda Rousey (c) def. Miesha Tate | Submission (armbar) | R3 0:58
Heavyweight: Travis Browne def. Josh Barnett | KO (elbows) | R1 1:00
Lightweight: Jim Miller def. Fabrício Camões | Submission (armbar) | R1 3:42
Catchweight (151.5 lbs): Dustin Poirier def. Diego Brandao | TKO (punches) | R1 4:54

PRELIMINARY CARD

Middleweight: Uriah Hall def. Chris Leben | TKO (corner stoppage) | R1 5:00
Lightweight: Michael Johnson def. Gleison Tibau | KO (punches) | R2 1:32
Featherweight: Dennis Siver def. Manvel Gamburyan | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Welterweight: John Howard def. Siyar Bahadurzada | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Welterweight: William Macario def. Bobby Voelker | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Featherweight: Robbie Peralta def. Estevan Payan | KO (punches) | R3 0:12


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