my Anderson Silva fight reviews

UFC 101 ( versus Forrest Griffin ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Forrest Griffin at UFC 101

UFC 112 ( versus Demian Maia ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Demian Maia at UFC 112

UFC 117 ( versus Chael Sonnen ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Chael Sonnen at UFC 117

UFC 126 ( versus Vitor Belfort ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

UFC 134 ( versus Yushin Okami ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Yushin Okami at UFC 134

UFC 148 ( versus Chael Sonnen ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Chael Sonnen at UFC 148

UFC 153 ( versus Stephan Bonnar ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153

UFC 162 ( versus Chris Weidman ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Chris Weidman at UFC 162

UFC 168 ( versus Chris Weidman ) :

video review : Chris Weidman versus Anderson Silva at UFC 168

UFC 183 ( versus Nick Diaz ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Nick Diaz at UFC 183

UFC Fight Night ( versus Michael Bisping ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night

UFC 200 ( versus Daniel Cormier ) :

video review : Daniel Cormier versus Anderson Silva at UFC 200

UFC 208 ( versus Derek Brunson ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Derek Brunson at UFC 208

UFC 234 ( versus Israel Adesanya ) :

video review : Israel Adesanya versus Anderson Silva at UFC 234

UFC 237 ( versus Jared Cannonier ) :

video review : Jared Cannonier versus Anderson Silva at UFC 237

UFC Fight Night ( versus Uriah Hall ) :

video review : Uriah Hall versus Anderson Silva at UFC Fight Night

Tribute To The Kings ( versus Julio César Chávez Junior ) :

video review : Julio César Chávez Junior versus Anderson Silva at Tribute To The Kings

Triller Fight Club ( versus Tito Ortiz ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Tito Ortiz at Triller Fight Club

The Showcase In The Skies Of Dubai ( versus Bruno Machado ) :

video review : Anderson Silva versus Bruno Machado at The Showcase In The Skies Of Dubai

video review : Anderson Silva versus Bruno Machado at The Showcase In The Skies Of Dubai

video review : Anderson Silva versus Bruno Machado at The Showcase In The Skies Of Dubai

The entertainment level of this exhibition boxing match, which is mostly middling, peaks at the end of Round 5 when Anderson Silva floors Bruno Machado with a “huge” right hook; an instant addition to his already lengthy fight highlight reel.

What’s frustrating as a fan is how he coasts the following round instead of trying to finish his opponent off à la Round 4 of his MMA fight with Michael Bisping, though here it’s more forgivable as he easily outboxes Bruno over the course of the bout.

my rating : 3 of 5

2022

video review : Anderson Silva versus Tito Ortiz at Triller Fight Club

video review : Anderson Silva versus Tito Ortiz at Triller Fight Night

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

2021

video review : Julio César Chávez Junior versus Anderson Silva at Tribute To The Kings

video review : Julio César Chávez Junior versus Anderson Silva at Tribute To The Kings

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

2021