After winning the UFC 148 last Saturday, Anderson Silva heightens the excitement by sending a challenge to all who want to end his middleweight throne. From his fight with Chael Sonnen, Silva still had the UFC crown for middleweight division at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. In round two, Sonnen was knocked out by Silva’s blows 1:55. The ending of the match started with a weak spinning backfist from Sonnen along with a knee chest back up. Silva responded and ended the fight with ground-and-pound attack.
Silva’s Fight History
If there’s anyone who wants to criticize Silva, only a few can stand and argue about it. This Brazilian fighter already won 15 bouts inside the arena, 10 fights to defend his title. Some of the challengers from the October 2006 fight were a gold medalist from Abu Dhabi Combat Club, division titleholder for Pride Fighting Championships, 3 former champions of UFC, and King of Pancrase. In the past 6 years of reigning at 185-pound division, Silva has only little to prove. He has also fought the title under light heavyweight with a little intrigue.
Matches to Expect After Silva
Forrest Griffin vs. Glover Teixeira – Rua doesn’t want to be Teixeira fight mate even with his winning streak. The most probable match would be identified as Griffin after losing from Tito Ortiz. After the fight, he spoke of his intentions to fight under the 205 pounds division title. Teixeira is the best match for Griffin.
Demian Maia vs. Rick Story – During his fight with Dong Hyun Kim, Maia has proved his utmost strength in less than a minute. Kim suffered a rib fracture after being taken down in this welterweight division by Maia. The public eyes Matt Brown to be his next opponent.