Anderson Silva, one of many best middleweights of all-time, shall be inducted into the UFC Corridor of Fame this summer season, becoming a member of a 2023 class which is able to embody former champions José Aldo and Jens Pulver.
The information was Silva’s status enshrinement was introduced through the UFC 286 broadcast on Saturday.
Silva (34-11- 1 NC) is extensively thought-about to be the best UFC middleweight in historical past. His flashy putting and grappling allowed him to torment the 185-pound division for years.
“The Spider” holds the document for many middleweight title defenses (10) and longest win streak (16) in UFC historical past.
After making his UFC debut in June 2006, the Curitiba, Brazil, native didn’t lose a struggle for six years. He gained the middleweight title from Wealthy Franklin in simply his second bout with the group, at UFC 64.
Silva’s spectacular resume consists of wins over Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort and Stephan Bonnar, to call a really choose few.
Silva, who retired from MMA in October 2020, shall be enshrined within the UFC Corridor of Fame throughout Worldwide Battle Week in Las Vegas the primary week of July.