It may have come as little surprise to most fans but Anderson Silva did indeed defeat Nick Diaz at UFC 183 this evening. Perhaps the only surprise in the fight might have been the sheer energy that Diaz brought to the table. Much more than in his previous match against George St. Pierre. Some of the rounds were close but ultimately Diaz lost by unanimous decision to the former middleweight champ, Anderson Silva.
One of the more surprising decisions however, was actually on the preliminary card. Meisha Tate won by unanimous decision against Sara McMann. McMann, has proven to be a pretty tough opponent however her wrestling background has also made her a bit more vulnerable when it comes to straight forward stand up. Also, seeing Tate perform again proved just how much talent she really has. It also could be a simple matter of perspective, considering her last bout against Ronda Rousey revealed just how serious a threat Rousey is to even the most talented WMMA athlete.
Check out the complete results from both the main and preliminary cards from this evenings fights.
Anderson Silva def. Nick Diaz via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
Tyron Woodley def. Kelvin Gastelum via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Al Iaquinta def. Joe Lauzon via second-round TKO (strikes at 3:34 of R2)
Thales Leites def. Tim Boetsch via submission (arm triangle at 3:45 of R2)
Thiago Alves def. Jordan Mein via second-round TKO (strikes at 0:39 of R2)
Miesha Tate def. Sara McMann via majority decision
Derek Brunson def. Ed Herman via first-round TKO (0:36)
John Lineker def. Ian McCall via unanimous decision
Rafael Natal def. Tom Watson via unanimous decision
Diego Brandao vs. Jimy Hettes – fight canceled (medical issue)
Ildemar Alcantara def. Richardson Moreira via split decision
Thiago Santos def. Andy Enz via first-round TKO (1:56)