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
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.