Re: Sonnen vs Silva II Fixed ??
No. No, it wasn't. Chael isn't a good striker, that's why Anderson was able to evade the sloppy spinning backfist. It was clear going into the fight, by watching the open workouts, that Chael had been working on some spinning techniques, probably thinking he could catch Anderson off guard. What he didn't anticipate, however, is that Anderson miles ahead of him in all areas of striking, and there is no way slow, one dimensional wrestler is going to catch him with a technique like that. So he fell instead. And got kneed, very hard. I don't know how anyone can watch the replays and not see that the knee landed flush on Chael's chest.
He was also rocked by a very quick counter earlier in the round, which was probably the beginning of the end for him. A combination of desperation, inability to land a takedown, and being rocked lead to the finish.