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UFC 90 live results: Silva vs. Cote

Posted on: October 26, 2008 12:00 am
Edited on: October 26, 2008 12:41 am
 

The UFC middleweight title is up for grabs as champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva defends against Patrick Cote in the main event.

Round 1: Cote throws a right that misses. Cote with leg kicks. Silva is biding his time, moving around a lot. Silva actually jogs in a half circle, making Cote chase him down. Cote with a kick to Silva's lead leg. Silva with a leg kick but Cote checks it. Silva with a leg kick and he tries for a muay thai clinch, but Cote escapes fast. Silva with a left hand. Silva is still moving around a lot. Silva with a knee to the head and a combo of fists. Another knee by Silva. Cote is cut on the forehead, but doesn't look hurt otherwise. Silva actually drops his hands and walks from side to side, almost taunting Cote to force something he can counter. Silva with a left high kick. The round ends and the crowd boos. 10-9 Silva.

Round 2: Cote's corner warns him that when Silva is inactive, it's because he's trying to set something up. Cote with a straight right. Silva with a combo and misses, but follows with a kick. Cote lands a spinning backfist. Silva body locks Cote against the fence. Cote gets an underhook and tries for a big right on the break, but Silva dodges it. Silva takes Cote to the ground. Cote controls Silva's wrists and takes full guard. Cote with elbows from the bottom. Silva stands and dares Cote to stand up. Silva actually offers a hand to Cote to help him up and in a funny moment, Cote shakes his head "no" to refuse the gesture. Referee Herb Dean stands them up. Front kick by Silva. Cote throws a combo but doesn't find anything. Silva throws a kick and Cote catches the leg, but Silva slips out. Cote clinches Silva against the cage. Silva lands an elbow to the head and a couple of knees to the ribs as the round ends. 10-9 Silva.

Round 3: As unbelievable as it is that Silva vs. Cote made it to Round 3, it ends in very bizarre fashion: As Cote hops forward to throw a punch, leading with his left foot forward, his right knee pops out of joint before he even throws a strike. Cote falls to the mat and grimaces in pain, and he can't keep fighting. Referee Herb Dean calls it off, and Silva wins in anticlimactic fashion.

Winner: Anderson Silva defeats Patrick Cote via TKO due to referee stoppage due to injury at 39 seconds of Round 3.

That's always a terrible way for a fight to end, and hopefully Cote heals and returns to action in due time. Silva was winning the fight, but Cote came at him the whole time and never gave up. Not even when his knee popped out, as Dean actually had to tell Cote -- as he stood back up -- that he wasn't allowed to keep fighting.

For Silva's part, he didn't have a scratch on him after the fight and he clearly did well. It wasn't the dominant, steamrolling win we're used to seeing from Silva, for sure. But I wouldn't make much of the fact that this went to Round 3, because a lot of that can be blamed on the amount of time Silva spent simply moving around and trying to sucker Cote into a bad spot.

Comments

Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2008 6:57 pm
 

UFC 90 live results: Silva vs. Cote

This entire card was pretty boring overall.  The best part about it was seeing Rachelle Leah again.



Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2008 10:25 am
 

UFC 90 live results: Silva vs. Cote

How did he prove you right?  You say that and then don't say what your talking about.  Who is better than Silva?  Make some sort of point.



Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2008 5:32 am
 

UFC 90 live results: Silva vs. Cote

im sorry but the fight of the night  was the sherk fight   they both went at it all three rounds josh choscheck and alves wa second on that card

 




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2008 12:52 am
 

UFC 90 live results: Silva vs. Cote

i think tonight proves that the ufc is hyping silva way to much he is a great fighter no doubt but they are making him out to be a machine which he clearly is not. he runs to much, he keeps his hands by his side and its just a matter of time before he gets put to sleep. we saw a different silva tonight when the guy he was fighting was not scared of him. he has nobody in his division to fight but if he moves up to 205 and fights a top 10 guy he will be back to 185 the next day.



Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2008 10:48 pm
 

UFC 90 live results: Silva vs. Cote

I agree.  Way to much wasted time.  What really pissed me off is paying $45 pay per view and the fights were done by 11:30pm.  Then they still could have showed 2 more fights from prelims but said you could see it on the internet.  Come on! When you pay that much money and your having a party at your house show the rest of the fights.  What a croc.  This has got to be one of the worst UFC pay per view fights ever.  Should have kept my money.  Almost like when you paid $60 pay per view for Tyson vs. Holyfield and he bit his ear off and got DQ'd.



Since: Oct 24, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2008 6:04 pm
 

UFC 90 live results: Silva vs. Cote

I am an Anderson fan but all the gimmicky bopping around thing he did last night wasn't for me. I was yelling, "Come on, just fight!"



Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2008 3:41 am
 

Cote saved by the skin of his Knee

I'm in the minority when it comes to not being a Silva fan. I'll admit he stands alone atop the middleweight mountain, but tonight he proved me right again. In the three round in what is being called a freak accident, Cote blew out his knee and fell to the matt. Referee Herb Dean stepped in and called the match with Silva winning by TKO. Really TKO? With Silva never laying a hand on him as Cote fell to the floor can it really be called a TKO? Silva, all three round, showed why he's the champ. Completely winning all three rounds he began to showboat and play towards the crowd. As Cote feel to the mat in round two, Silva stepped back and allowed Cote to rise up, even offering his hand to Cote to get up, literaly!! I attended the event and was disgusted by his behavior, what a jackass. At one point even the crowd booed at his cockiness. the fight of the night absoultley goes to Choscheck and Alves.



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