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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

33-8, 1 NC (UFC: 16-4, 1 NC)

Current Streak

2 straight losses

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 supsended for PEDs
– elderly for a fighter
– in a slump
– seems hesitant to pull the trigger

 

Synopsis

The greatest fighter in MMA history is no longer the greatest current fighter in the world after getting knocked out and then broken by Chris Weidman. 

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