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Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen I and II (Full Fights)

Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen I, UFC 117, 7 August 2010
Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen II, UFC 148, 7 July 2012

anderson silva vs chael sonnenFrom 2006 to 2013, the UFC Middleweight division was dominated by one of the best MMA fighters of all time, Anderson “The Spider” Silva. He surgically and systematically destroyed every single opponent the UFC put in front of him, defending his Middleweight Title 10 successive times. He destroyed Rich Franklin with knees. He rained elbows down on Travis Lutter while having him in a triangle. He choked Dan Henderson out with a rear naked choke. He even danced his way to victory against Demian Maia. It got to a point where Anderson Silva and the Middleweight division started getting boring to watch. Anderson Silva made every single fighter in the division look like they didn’t have the talent and the training to compete.

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Anderson Silva Documentary – Like Water

The Anderson Silva Documentary – Like Water

Anderson Silva is widely considered one of the greatest fighters in MMA history. He was the UFC Middleweight King from October 2006 to July 2013. He defended his title a record 13 times. Before the UFC, Anderson Silva was the Cage Rage Middleweight Champion, a title he earned in September 2004. Anderson Silva may very well be the best middleweight MMA champion because he was the only MMA middleweight champion!

But to me, Anderson Silva is a bit of a waste of talent. He was a really good fighter in a really talent dry division. It’s a shame that now we have an almost-40 year old Anderson Silva who has suffered a devastating leg injury at the hands of Chris Weidman. We never really got to see Anderson Silva put his talent to the test and fight some MMA legends.

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