Originally written on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 7/3/12

Anderson Silva


6'2" 185 lbs (Middleweight)
77.6" reach, Southpaw
April 14, 1975 


31-4 (UFC: 14-0)

Current Streak

15 straight wins (UFC: 14 straight)


Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black Belt in Judo
Black Belt in Taekwondo
Yellow Rope in Capoeira

Championships Held

Shooto Middleweight (168 lbs) Champion: 2001
Cage Rage Middleweight Champion: 2004-2006
UFC Middleweight Champion: 2007-present


- greatest striker in the sport's history (knockout power in feet/hands/elbows,accurate,versatile,creative)
- extremely experienced
- expert in a number of martial art disciplines
- great chin 
- preternatural ability to avoid/dodge/defend opponent's strikes
- light on his feet
- dangerous in the clinch
- underrated ground game
- never has lost a championship fight
- hasn't legitimately been beaten in a fight since 2004
- carries an aura that can intimidate most opponents
- has been in deep water before & found a way to win


- can get bored in fights often - stops trying,gets passive,ends up toying with opponent
- fight with Sonnen showed that he can be taken down & controlled by an aggressive wrestler
- lots of mileage on his odometer 
- currently on the longest inactive period of his career - ring rust?


The greatest fighter in MMA history remains the greatest fighter in the world today (give or take Jon Jones).  How his rematch with Chael Sonnen goes will determine how long he will remain at the top of the game.

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