Sunday, February 6, 2011
Anderson Silva Defends Title in Convincing Fashion
So if you haven't already heard, or didn't see, Anderson Silva scored a quick knockout of top-contender Vitor Belfort last night. The knockout came just 3:25 into the very first round of the nights main event, and marked Silva's 13th straight UFC victory, and 8th straight UFC title defense (Lutter, Leben, Griffin, and Irvin were non-title fights).
After a tentative start, as is often the case with Silva, Belfort got caught with a front kick, which landed straight on his jaw. In the blink of an eye, Belfort was knocked out, 2 more punches before the ref stopped the fight, and it was official.
This raises the question: what is next for Silva? UFC President Dana White has stated that if Georges St. Pierre defends his title again, the two will meet, in what surely promises to be one of the greatest MMA fights in recent history. While GSP will certainly be Silva's most skilled and decorated challenger, I believe the size difference, and the striking ability of Silva will be too much for GSP to handle, and Silva will move one step further towards solidifying his legacy as the worlds best fighter.