UFC 148 results recap: Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen 2 event wrap up from Las Vegas

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Anderson Silva (right) celebrates after defeating Chael Sonnen during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to pay-per-view this past Saturday night (July 7, 2012) with UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2," featuring Anderson Silva stopping Chael Sonnen via strikes in the second round to retain his middleweight championship for a record tenth time in a row.

Best in the world.

Forrest Griffin stole every last bit of glory from Tito Ortiz in his retirement fight, taking a unanimous decision from him before showing zero regard or respect for "The People's Champ" in stealing his final spotlight.

Other action on the card saw Demian Maia destroy Dong Hyun Kim, Cung Le decision Patrick Cote, Mike Easton glide past Ivan Menjivar, and Chad Mendes rearrange Cody McKenzie's insides.

In cased you missed any or all of it -- or just want to keep the discussion alive -- below are links to all the major storylines borne from Saturday night's event in Las Vegas.

In we go.

UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2"

Results and live fight coverage

Recap and morning after discussion

Post-fight press conference video

Bonuses and awards

Event photos gallery

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 2 fight video highlights

Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin 3 fight video highlights

"Prelims" results and recap

Fight recap: Mike Easton steps over Ivan Menjivar

Fight recap: Chad Mendes owns Cody McKenzie

Fight recap: Demian Maia slams Dong Hyun Kim

Fight recap: Cung Le kicks his way to decision over Patrick Cote

Fight recap: Forrest Griffin retires Tito Ortiz

Fight recap: Anderson Silva stops Chael Sonnen ... again

Fight review and analysis: Mike Easton vs. Ivan Menjivar

Fight review and analysis: Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie

Fight review and analysis: Demian Maia vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Fight review and analysis: Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote

Fight review and analysis: Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz

Fight review and analysis: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

UFC 148 post-fight fallout

Event report card

Big winners and lowly losers

Mania matchmaker

What's next for Anderson Silva?

A great main event fight saved a crappy pay-per-view main card

Chael Sonnen finally admits that Anderson Silva is the true middleweight champion

Did an illegal knee controversy mar the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen fight?

Anderson Silva proved he is the greatest of all time by beating Chael Sonnen again

Chael Sonnen's loss to Anderson Silva likely avoided a major TRT controversy

Jon Jones is the last meaningful opponent for Anderson Silva before he retires

Steven Seagal does his best to take some credit for Anderson Silva's win over Chael Sonnen

Rashad Evans says he wants to fight Anderson Silva

Michael Bisping thinks he can do better against Anderson Silva than Chael Sonnen did

Trainer has a feeling Chael Sonnen's fighting career is over after second loss to Anderson Silva

Video of Tito Ortiz's Hall of Fame induction speech

The Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin Fight Metric report agreed with the judges

Tito Ortiz ends his mixed martial arts career not with a bang, but a whimper

Now that Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin 3 is over, no more Nostalgia Tours

Forrest Griffin's post-fight antics sullied Tito Ortiz's retirement fight

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being. What gets your vote for the biggest story coming out of UFC 148?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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