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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.

37 comments:

  1. Why does that sound...so boring..Sorry not a big fan of the MMA D:

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  2. I don't know, it's so exciting though! Great post!

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  3. i just hear echoes of joe rogan saying again and again "the front kick is one of the most under utilized techniques in modern MMA", great to see a champ like silva mixing it up.

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  4. Its gonna be a close call I reckon, as it's not just size that affects the fighting, but the tactics and skill behind the fighter.

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  5. UFC is a great sport. I watched it a few times while at hooters but I do not follow it. Have a great day.

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  6. damn thats fast, would have wanted a longer fight here...

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  7. cannot mess with silva, sparta kick to the face

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  8. UFC seems great but I usually only watch it with a friend, don't really follow it on my own.

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  9. MMA is AWESOMEEEEE, silva is one of my favorites

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  10. Shame, they should have held it out and made it an epic fight.

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  11. i cant believe that, sucks it ended so quickly

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  12. Dissapointed it ended so fast but good fighting on Silva's part.

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  13. was a great night of UFC the other night

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  14. that was a quick but awesome fight

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  15. I should watch more UFC. Beats the hell out of football.

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  16. UFC really does beat the shit out of football.

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  17. Anderson "the Spider" Silva is a beast!! THe video game is freaking awesome, and he is just as good on it!!

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  18. Also you should look in to posting some videos haha I would love seem epic fights !

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  19. So many hyped up fights end way too quickly. But i'm still a Silva fan.

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  20. MMA, such a great sport. I actually started taking courses after seeing a couple of fights, got me all hyped too too

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  21. woo good thing i bet on Anderson Silva. I knew he would pull through

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  22. I SNAPPED when that happened. Not worth the money but still, amazing knockout. Both fighters showed great class too.

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