Anderson Silva def. Rich Franklin by TKO (Strikes) at 1:07, R2
Tim Sylvia def. Brandon Vera by Unanimous Decision, R3
Alvin Robinson def. Jorge Gurgel by Unanimous Decision, R3
Stephan Bonnar def. Eric Schafer by TKO (Strikes) at 2:47, R2
Alan Belcher def. Kalib Starnes by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 1:39, R2
Yushin Okami def. Jason MacDonald by Unanimous Decision, R3
Demian Maia def. Ryan Jensen by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:40, R1
Josh Burkman def. Forrest Petz by Split Decision, R3
Matt Grice def. Jason Black by Split Decision, R3


Anderson Silva, the No. 1 middleweight fighter in the world, put an exclamation point on that fact – yes fact – on Saturday night as the Ultimate Fighting Championship landed in Cincinnati, once again dominating Rich Franklin.

The fight was much more competitive than their first go around, but the result was much the same, with Franklin crumpled to the ground following some devastating knees.

While Franklin was aggressive with his striking throughout the first round, Silva never seemed shaken, more or less appearing to bide his time. In the second stanza, it was all Silva, who dropped Franklin with a right hook before backing him against the fence for the final onslaught of knees.