UFC 162 was the first time that Anderson Silva suffered a loss since fighting in Japan. It was the first time he suffered a loss in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and it was at the hands of the current UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Whether he was clowning or not, the fact remained that he got knocked out.
Which Anderson Silva was going to show up tonight? Was Chris Weidman’s victory was a fluke? Could history repeat itself tonight?
Chris Weidman shot for a takedown in the opening minute but it wasn’t long before Anderson Silva found his way back to his feet. Weidman didn’t have a chance to execute any offense. Weidman rocked Silva in the clinch with a right hook that landed behind the ear and Silva dropped. Silva pulled him into his guard and Weidman wasn’t able to generate enough momentum to end the fight with the punches he was throwing. Weidman landed with shot after shot, but abandoned trying to finish the fight and dove into Silva’s guard.
Weidman started working his ground-and-pound and Silva ate serious shots that caused his head to bounce off the canvas. Silva stayed busy on the bottom and even landed a couple hammerfists, but those were the only significant strikes he landed in the first round. The round ended with Weidman postured over Silva looking to pound his face in, but the horn sounded.
Anderson Silva walked into the middle of the octagon at the start of round two just as calm as he was in the first, which was impressive for the amount of punishment he took.
Silva landed the first shot of the round in the form of a lightning quick leg kick. Weidman landed a body kick that forced Silva to retaliate with another leg kick of his own.
That’s where things went wrong for Anderson Silva.
Chris Weidman checked the kick and Anderson Silva’s leg broke. Silva’s shin bent like it was rubber and wrapped around the shin of Weidman. Silva let out a scream of agony and fell to the ground. Herb Dean called an end to the fight after his leg broke in half.
This could be the end of Anderson Silva’s career. We here at BJPENN.COM are hoping his emergency surgery is successful.
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