Found July 01, 2013 on
Anderson Silva is regarded by most UFC fans as the greatest MMA fighter to ever live. While picking a "greatest of all-time" generally comes down to personal preference, Silva's spot at the top of the mountain is backed up by cold, hard facts. Quite simply, the stats that "The Spider" has managed to put up in his UFC career are absolutely staggering. For those picking Chris Weidman to defeat Silva (Looking at you, GSP) at UFC 162, you may want to think again.
Lets have the numbers do the talking, shall we?
ANDERSON SILVA : THE NUMBERS
0: UFC losses.
1.41: Significant strikes absorbed per minute.
3: Number of successful takedowns completed in his 16 UFC appearances.
3: Number of fights (and wins) since Weidman debuted in the UFC.
4: Career losses.
4: Number of divisions added to the UFC since Silva won the middleweight title at UFC 64.
5: Number of consecutive fights Silva has finished.
7: First round finishes.
9:07: Average fight time.
10: Number ...
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So what do you guys think? Is the big bad mean UFC machine just trying to sell us on this, or is it legit? Company men like GSP, Rashad, Cormier, and Sonnen are ready to put their house on the line to guarantee you a Weidman victory.
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The UFC has released the full countdown show for the highly anticipated middleweight title fight between long-time divisional kingpin, Anderson Silva and undefeated All-American challenger Chris Weidman. Silva will be looking to defend his middleweight title for the eleventh time in over six years while the 9-0 Weidman will be looking to pick up the biggest win of his young career...
And Anderson Silva is a nightmare matchup for you, Mr. Weidman. I understand the need to ‘sell the fight,’ but what happens if Anderson comes out and destroys Chris Weidman? What then? Is Anderson that good or will the entire fandom of the UFC start to feel like the UFC marketing is constantly lying to them. Therein lies the rub of combat sports: selling the dude who is supposed...
And there you have it. Today at a luncheon in Burbank, California, reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) admitted what many in the MMA community have been thinking ever since this whole superfight subject came to light – a 38-year-old Silva would likely lose to 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones if they met inside the Octagon.
“Jon Jones, in...
Anderson Silva has been publicly negotiating with the UFC for a fight with Jon Jones for months. Silva’s latest twist is telling fans that he doesn’t think he can beat Bones, a statement that many are seeing as nothing more than public negotiating.
Reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva may have admitted earlier this week that he would probably lose a superfight to UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (pictured), but that doesn’t mean Silva is scared, homie.
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(via Getty Image)We’re just three days away from probably the biggest UFC main event that we’ll watch this year, as Anderson Silva will defend his UFC Middleweight Championship against the No. 1 contender, Chris Weidman, at UFC 162 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday. Weidman is viewed by many as the biggest threat to Silva’s perfect UFC record to date, as the champ has...
The UFC has released a short clip featuring many of the organizations top stars offering quick soundbytes as to why Chris Weidman is the man to dethrone long-time middleweight kingpin Anderson SIlva. Daniel Cormier, Gray Maynard, John Moraga, Luke Rockhold and several other offer their opinions as to why this is a significant obstacle for the reigning champ. Watch the clip below...
UFC 162. Enjoy.
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There is a phenomenon in sports that happens time and time again - an athlete is mentioned so often as being underrated that the opposite occurs - he starts to become overrated. This has happened with UFC 162's main event between the G.O.A.T. Anderson Silva and challenger Chris Weidman. So many people - including UFC fighters - are picking the underdog Weidman to win that...