Anderson “The Spider” Silva, despite his recent demise, and controversy regarding drug tests, is widely considered to be the greatest fighter of all-time, or at least held in that discussion.
Silva had one of the most historic reigns that the sport had ever seen, winning a record 16-straight UFC bouts, while defending his middleweight title a record 10-straight times. “The Spider” ruled the 185-pound division for nearly 6 years.
A flashy, and almost terrifyingly accurate striker, Silva owns 11 knockout victories in the UFC, and has a plethora of moments to his name that fans will remember forever. Recall his front kick knockout of Vitor Belfort? Or how about his come behind submission victory over Chael Sonnen?
Throughout his Octagon career, “The Spider” has also taken out names like Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin, Patrick Cote, Yushin Okami, and Stephan Bonnar.
I think it’s safe to say that Silva remains at the top of this list, but could he be dethroned soon? Or do you feel as if another Brazilian fighter should be on top?If you enjoyed this story, please share it on social media!