Originally Posted by Jason12
If I remember correctly he actually stumbled to the wrong corner.
Yea that was a real even round...
Silva landed ZERO strikes, attempting just two.
Sonnen landed 76-of-86 strikes (14-of-21 significant strikes), scored one takedown and improved position on the ground twice.
Im not going to argue Sonnen did any significant damage in the first round (because he didnt) but all this Silva nuthugging is getting ridiculous. He gets mounted and doesnt land a single punch for the entire round and thats another "display of Silva's greatness and well rounded game"?????
That bolded part is actually everything you need to know. That's what we're talking about.
And Sonnen spends 52 seconds in the mount, but can't deliver a single damaging strikeż Come on.
The fact is, Silva attempted 2 strikes, Sonnen 86, but neither of both fighters inflicted any damage. Silva lay around and relaxed the whole round, while Sonnen spend a lot of energy. Scorecardwise Sonnen may have won that round, but fightingwise it was Silva, because neither did damage, but Sonnen lost energy.