WOAH! Anderson Silva Easily Fending off 2 Opponents in Latest Sparring Video

Published 01/11/2022, 8:00 AM EST


Anderson Silva is considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists to ever grace the planet. He is a former UFC middleweight champion and holds the record for the longest winning streak in UFC history. He won 16 fights in a row from 2006 to 2012.

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‘The Spider’ lost a step after suffering defeat at the hands of Chris Weidman at UFC 162. He came into the fight as a heavy favorite and looked comfortable in the fight, but got caught with a left hand to the temple that sent him crashing down.

It was one of the biggest upsets in UFC history and Silva tried to bounce back from the loss. He met Weidman again at UFC 168 but suffered a gruesome leg injury in the second round and rendered him unable to continue.

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Silva won just one of his last nine fights in the UFC and left the promotion in November 2020. The Brazilian is currently a professional boxer and in a recently posted video, looks sharper than ever. In the video, Silva can be seen making light work of his two sparring partners. He is showing his typical fast reactions. The caption of the video reads, Spider senses strong… @silva_mtc #sparring #speed.”

 

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Silva met former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in June 2021. He won the fight via a split decision and threw 392 punches during the fight. ‘The Spider‘ recently took on former UFC light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, in a boxing bout. He knocked Ortiz out in the first round to claim the victory.

Michael Bisping would like to see Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping wants to see Jake Paul fight Anderson Silva. During a Q&A session on his YouTube channel, ‘The Count’ claimed that Paul likes to face fighters past their prime and Silva falls into that category.

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But he also admitted that Silva is beating people and in style. During the session, he said, “Jake Paul likes to fight people past their sell-by date. Anderson Silva is past his sell-by date but Anderson Silva is still beating people in style. Look what he did to bloody Tito Ortiz, a one-shot knockout, unbelievable. Beautiful work… He’s still fast, he’s still got it, but he’s not in his prime. That would fit the narrative that Jake Paul likes, but Jake Paul isn’t calling him out.”

‘The Problem Child’ is 5-0 in his professional boxing career and is coming off a brutal knockout win over Tyron Woodley. Silva, on the other hand, is 3-1 in his boxing career and is on a three-fight win streak. A matchup between the two will be a fascinating one and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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