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UFC 73: Anderson Silva vs. Nate Marquardt

UFC Middleweight Championship bout: Champion Anderson Silva defeats Nate Marquardt via TKO (strikes) at 4:50 in round 1

Round 1: Low kick by Marquardt to start the round strong. Flying knee by Silva. Marquardt misses the bold attempt and takes Silva to the mat. Silva attempts and arm-triangle but gives up on the attempt. Marquardt works on Silva but simply doesn’t advance his position enough and “Big John” stands the fight up. The change of pace is obviously in favor of Silva who takes advantage landing a straight left that rocks Marquardt. He stumbles for a takedown but Silva is reigning punches to his head. Marquardt retains full guard but Silva lands a right directly between his hands and nails Marquardt in the head. Silva throws a few more punches before the fight is stopped at 4 minutes, 50 seconds of the very first round.

Anderson Silva wins the fight by TKO (strikes) at 4:50 in round 1 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.

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