You knew he would put on a show for the Brazilian faithful.
The same can be said for "The Spider's" mentor, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who returned home to submit Dave Herman in the co-main event of the evening. Talk about an awesome night for the natives, huh?
But that's not all.
Here are the complete results from the event:
205 lbs.: Anderson Silva def. Stephan Bonnar via knockout (punches) at 4:40 of round one
Main Card (Pay-per-view):
265 lbs.: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Dave Herman via submission (armbar) at 4:31 of round two
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira def. Fabio Maldonado via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round two
170 lbs.: Jon Fitch def. Erick Silva via unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Phil Davis def. Wagner Prado via submission (anaconda choke) at 4:29 of round two
170 lbs.: Demian Maia def. Rick Story via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:30 of round one
Preliminary Card (FX Channel):
145 lbs.: Rony Mariano Bezerra def. Sam Sicilia via TKO (strikes) at of round two
155 lbs.: Gleison Tibau def. Francisco Trinaldo via unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Diego Brandao def. Joey Gambino unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Sergio Moraes def. Renee Forte via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:10 of round three
Preliminary Card (Facebook):
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