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When Anderson Silva Was The Best Fighter On The Planet | UFC

When Anderson Silva Was The Best Fighter On The Planet | UFC

From 2006 to 2013, Anderson Silva was the most dominant champion in UFC history, the scariest striker in MMA, and the greatest of all time. Undefeated UFC Run: From 2006 to 2013 Anderson Silva was unstoppable, was the UFC Middleweight Champion for 7 years and still holds the record for longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. In 2006 and 2012, Silva had a record of 10 consecutive UFC title defenses. What Makes Him So Dangerous: Anderson Silva has invented his own style that has inspired fighters like UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones. His takedown defense relied heavily on footwork, which helped him focus on counter strikes. He was a Muay Thai striker, but Silva had black belts in Judo, Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, making him a threat wherever fighting went. such a great stand-up advantage. Anderson Silva’s batting ability was above any other fighter in history except Israel Adesanya, with the ability to knock you down with insane speed with elbows, knees, kicks and punches, he’s the best counter striker to ever fight in the UFC. & precision. Straight head movement from the Matrix, underestimated ground play, and a solid takedown defense. In his prime, he was truly one of the most feared fighters! The End of an Age: Coming as a great underdog. At UFC 162, Chris Weidman was given zero chance to be the one to end Anderson Silvas’ title race, and as he entered the fight, Silva did not see Weidman as a threat and continued to taunt him as he had done with his previous opponents, but as in the 2nd round. Clowning around like this would backfire. Weidman, in one of the most shocking moments in MMA history, a left hook that knocked Anderson Silva out of consciousness then fired the next 3 shots at Silva, who was already unconscious on the ground. Luckily in their rematch, Chris Weidman swung Silva and nearly finished him off, then in round 2 Weidman controlled a leg kick that broke Silva’s left leg shin and fibula. The fight was run as a TKO win for Chris Weidman due to injury and turned out to be the final title fight of Anderson Silva’s fighting career and the end of his first years at the UFC. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any uploads, it helps support the channel! Follow Me on Social Media ✪ Twitter:

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