Anderson Silva is one of the greatest fights to ever compete in MMA.

Anderson Silva is one of the greatest fights to ever compete in MMA. He will next face off with 28-year-old Chris Weidman.

When it comes to the best fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, only one name should come out of your mouth. The man who is currently on the greatest winning streak in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (16 straight wins) is the UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “Spider” Silva. Silva has a professional record of 33-4 and hasn’t lost via submission, KO/TKO, or decision since December 2004.

What are some of his best wins and what is next for the champion?

Most Notable Wins

  • Shooto 7: vs. Hayato Sakurai

In the fight that saw Silva win the Shooto middleweight championship with via unanimous decision, the Japanese legend never had a chance against the Brazilian. At this point in his career, nobody knew what Silva was going to do in the sport.

  • UFC 64:vs. Rich Franklin

This was just the second time MMA fans saw Silva fight inside the Octagon, but after his dominating win to capture the UFC middleweight title, everyone knew they would be seeing a lot of him afterwards.

  • UFC 82: vs. Dan Henderson

In a fight that unified the PRIDE and UFC middleweight title, Silva defeated another MMA legend, Dan Henderson with the Rear-Naked Choke in the second round.

  • UFC 148: vs. Chael Sonnen

The last time MMA fans saw Silva defend his title was at this event. Sonnen nearly beat Silva in their first meeting in 2010, but he was ready for the wrestler this time around and picked up the biggest win of his career with a second round TKO.

What’s Next?

While most MMA fans are hoping to see a Silva vs. Jon Jones or Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre fight in the future, Silva will need to get through Chris Weidman at UFC 162. Weidman is a talented fighter trained by Matt Serra and Ray Longo that has the talent to shock the world.