But I stuck with my pick for one reason. Silva hasn't finished anyone during his UFC run after 2 rounds. Cote went 3 but injury stopped him not Silva. So if Sonnen makes this a ground war and avoids a KO or submission for 2 rounds while making Silva work, who knows what Silva can do after that.
We saw him fade against Maia in a fight that had little drama. So I honestly think Sonnen can wear him down and take it beyond 2 rounds. After that I think Silva will be less dangerous in almost all aspects.
And again, Sonnen is hands down the best wrestler Silva has ever faced.