UFC 153    October 13, 2012
Silva/Sonnen
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BREAKDOWN

How would Stephan Bonnar win this fight? Well, one thing he has going for him is that it's three rounds. A five-rounder against Anderson Silva, with the way Bonnar cuts, would have been basically unwinnable. In a three-round fight, maybe Bonnar can get things to the ground early, wear on Silva from the top position and maybe, just maybe, steal two of three on the scorecards. That's his best bet: get it on the floor. He'll be wickedly outmatched on the feet. The speed difference between these two is literally indescribable. Bonnar is experienced, fearless and durable. For those reasons, he's somewhat capable of giving Silva an ugly fight, but his athletic disadvantages will be tough to overcome.