On Saturday, Oct. 13, the UFC hosted UFC 153 from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event marked the promotion’s third trip to the venue, all in the last 18 months.
The night’s top billing featured middleweight champion Anderson Silva competing at light heavyweight for the third time in his career against The Ultimate Fighter veteran Stephan Bonnar. The fight was a non-title affair.
In addition to the light heavyweight main event, the main card also featured former heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira facing Dave Herman and a pair of rising Brazilian light heavyweights, Fabio Maldonado and Glover Teixeira, who battled for their place in the 205-pound ladder.
In all, the card hosted 12 bouts. Saturday’s six-fight main card aired live on pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card was shown on FX beginning at 8 p.m. ET, with two fights streaming live on Facebook/YouTube at 7 p.m. ET.
The night’s winners, as well as UFC President Dana White will discuss the action approximately 30 minutes after the headlining fight between Silva and Bonnar comes to an end. A full stream of the press conference will appear below.
The UFC 153 card:
Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar
Dave Herman vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Fabio Maldonado vs. Glover Teixeira
Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva
Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado
Demian Maia vs. Rick Story
Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia
Gleison Tibau vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Diego Brandao vs. Joey Gambino
Renee Forte vs. Sergio Moraes
Chris Camozzi vs. Luiz Cane
Reza Madadi vs. Cristiano Marcello
Photo: UFC 153 Poster (UFC Extranet)