UFC 101 ( versus Forrest Griffin ) :
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UFC 117 ( versus Chael Sonnen ) :
UFC 126 ( versus Vitor Belfort ) :
UFC 134 ( versus Yushin Okami ) :
UFC 148 ( versus Chael Sonnen ) :
UFC 153 ( versus Stephan Bonnar ) :
UFC 162 ( versus Chris Weidman ) :
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UFC 183 ( versus Nick Diaz ) :
UFC Fight Night ( versus Michael Bisping ) :
UFC 200 ( versus Daniel Cormier ) :
UFC 208 ( versus Derek Brunson ) :
UFC 234 ( versus Israel Adesanya ) :
UFC 237 ( versus Jared Cannonier ) :
UFC Fight Night ( versus Uriah Hall ) :
Tribute To The Kings ( versus Julio César Chávez Junior ) :
Triller Fight Club ( versus Tito Ortiz ) :
I was hoping Anderson Silva would win this and I figured he would, but what a pleasant surprise. It’s The Spider’s first knockout; non-TKO knockout; since obliterating Vitor Belfort; a main eventer at this very Fight Club; a decade ago. That it happens in the very first round is icing on the cake.
Silva is one of the best UFC fighters of all time; guest commentator Donald Trump is one of the best US presidents; but it’s hard to say what’s more at play between his boxing skills and Tito Ortiz’s lack thereof. It’s Ortiz’s defense that fails him as Silva lands a right to his glass chin.
my rating : 3 of 5
It was sad to see Anderson Silva end his once-impeccable UFC run with a knockout loss, but this is a good consolation. It can even be argued that his victory here is more impressive as Silva, in just the third pro boxing bout of his career, dominates a former WBC champion with over fifty wins under his belt.
It’s not a blowout; Chávez wins a couple of rounds and never looks to be in serious danger; but it’s a relatively easy win for Silva, despite one corrupt (Mexican) judge voting against him. Highlights include The Spider’s signature taunting in Round 3 and Canelo Álvarez congratulating him after the bout.
my rating : 3 of 5