Anderson Silva is one the greatest fighter to grace the octagon. The Brazilian legendary fighter had an impressive professional career under his name. Here we look at a few of his best performances in the sport.
Silva Successfully defended his middleweight gold against Henderson via submission (Rare Naked Choke) at UFC 82. Silva looked unstoppable that night.
The Spider stopped Irvin in the very first round of the bout with a strong right jab followed by vicious continuous right hands in July 2008. It was Silva’s debut in the light heavyweight division.
The Brazilian fighter was dominated by Sonnen for almost 4 rounds. However, Silva quickly retaliated in the fifth round and finished Sonnen via submission (Triangle Armbar) at UFC 117. Silva retained his gold strap in spectacular fashion for the seventh time in his career.
Silva finished the former light heavyweight champion, Griffin, with the most embarrassing knockout in UFC history at UFC 101. It was a back-away jab. Silva put up a stunning performance and made Griffin look silly that night.
Silva knocked out Belfort with a spectacular front kick in the face at UFC 126. It was one of the greatest kicks in the sport’s history. The Spider defended his gold strap for the eighth time in his career.