5. Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman – UFC 162
Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva was once arguably the most feared fighter on the planet when he reigned as the UFC’s middleweight champion.
At UFC 162 a young and impressive prospect by the name of Chris Weidman got the opportunity to test himself against the Brazilian phenom, and he made quite the statement when they met in the Octagon.
Coming in Silva was riding a massive 17-fight win streak and was looking dominant as ever after having finished his last five opponents.
Weidman was an undefeated middleweight who was coming off of a brutal second round knockout over Mark Munoz at UFC on Fuel TV 4 which earned him the shot at the 185-pound title.
When the bout started Weidman immediately took Silva down and had his way with him on the mat. A few minutes later Silva was able to get the fight back on the feet and began to start taunting Weidman with his hands down, but was noticeably getting caught with some shots in the process.
This would continue into the second round, however, Silva mockingly acted as if one of Weidman’s punches had rocked him but ‘The All American’ would then follow up with a shot that would send Silva down for an early nap and send the crowd into a frenzy.