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Anderson Silva Scouting Report

Anderson Silva Scouting Report

 

Anderson Silva Scouting Report

Vitals

6’2″ 185 lbs (Middleweight)
77.6″ reach, Southpaw
April 14, 1975

Record

34-8, 1 NC (UFC: 17-4, 1 NC)

Current Streak

1 straight win

Training

Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black Belt in Judo
Black Belt in Taekwondo
Yellow Rope in Capoeira

Championships Held

Shooto Middleweight (168 lbs) Champion: 2001
Cage Rage Middleweight Champion: 2004-2006
UFC Middleweight Champion: 2007-2013 (10 successful title defenses)

 

Strengths

– greatest striker in the sport’s history (knockout power in feet/hands/elbows,accurate,versatile,creative)
– extremely experienced
– expert in a number of martial art disciplines
– great chin
– preternatural ability to avoid/dodge/defend opponent’s strikes
– light on his feet
– lightning quick striking ability
– dangerous in the clinch
– underrated ground game
carries an aura that can intimidate most opponents
– has been in deep water before & found a way to win
– extremely long reach

 

Weaknesses

– can get bored in fights often – stops trying, gets passive, ends up toying with opponent
fight with Sonnen showed that he can be taken down & controlled by an aggressive wrestler
lots of mileage on his odometer
– iron chin might is on the decline
– had a very serious leg injury
– was suspended for PEDs
– elderly for a fighter
– seems hesitant to pull the trigger

 

Synopsis

The greatest fighter in MMA history is now long in the tooth, but still putting in work in the octagon.

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