- 33-4 MMA / 16-0 UFC Record
- 17 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Rich Franklin (x2), Chael Sonnen (x2), Vitor Belfort
- 9-0 MMA / 5-0 UFC Record
- 9 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Jesse Bongfeldt, Demian Maia, Mark Munoz
July 6th, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
MGM Grand Garden Arena
UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva continued his tear through two divisions at UFC 153, adding another stellar knockout to his highlight reel with a first TKO stoppage victory against Stephen Bonnar. Widely considered the top pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, Silva has now won an incredible sixteen-straight fights in the UFC, including victories over Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, and Yushin Okami.
Chris Weidman has campaigned for a shot at Anderson Silva, since crushing Mark Munoz in the second round with a knockout stoppage at UFC on Fuel TV 4. A year later, he will finally get his wish. Weidman is 9-0 in his young career, including wins over Alessio Sakara, Tom Lawlor, and Demian Maia.