Anderson Silva victorious again, improves win streak to three-straight
Former multi-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was scheduled to face UAE champion Bruno Machado a couple weeks back at a boxing event headlined by perhaps the greatest boxer to ever do it Floyd Mayweather Jr and Don Moore.
However, the event was cancelled the week of as President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022.
Silva versus Machado and Mayweather versus Moore had both been rescheduled for today, May 21, 2022.
The result of this saw ‘The Spider’ claim his third-straight victory, which was incredibly exciting to see.
After a 16-0 run to start his UFC career, including 14 finishes and 12 victories in title fights, Silva would go 1-7 (1 NC) over his last nine outings, en route to his departure from the promotion.
Following his release, Silva would return to boxing, where he already had a 1-1 record.
To our surprise, Silva shocked us all with his win over multi-time WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in June of last year. Though Chavez hasn’t quite lived up to all the hype that was created for him early on, this was an incredibly impressive way to end his losing skid.
Silva followed this up with a vicious first round KO victory over former UFC light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz last September.
Now he has another victory to add to his resume, making it three-straight since leaving the UFC, and since leaving mixed martial arts competition.
Silva handily defeated Bruno Machado in an exhibition bout today, though technically there was no winner declared at the end of eight rounds.
Nonetheless, most people will look at it like Silva improved his boxing record to 4-1.
After a vicious combination at the end of round five that dropped Machado, Silva won the final two rounds, and overall looked pretty great.
At 47 years old, to still be putting on performances like this, it’s an absolutely stunning thing to witness.
Who would you like to see Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva in there with next?
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