UFC Champions: By The Numbers

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6/2/13 8:18:54PM
In terms of sustained excellence, no man can hold a candle to Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight boss Anderson Silva.

Since he entered the UFC with a stirring 49-second knockout of Chris Leben a little less than seven years ago, the 38-year-old Brazilian has rewritten the record book. Silva holds the promotion’s all-time benchmarks for percentage of significant strikes landed (67.8), knockdowns (17), consecutive victories (16), consecutive title defenses (10) and wins in championship bouts (11). He also ranks second in post-fight bonuses (11) and third in total victories (16).

Silva has spent more than 2,400 days atop the middleweight division, having captured the 185-pound title from Rich Franklin at UFC 64 on Oct. 14, 2006. To put his reign in perspective: he won his belt before eight of the nine other current UFC champions had ever set foot inside the Octagon.

This infographic pairs those eyebrow-raising scorecards with statistical data provided by FightMetric.com.

6/2/13 9:30:56PM
I know. Fans who argue saying he isn't the best ever.
I absolutely don't get. You can't debate what he has done

He is the best ever. Out of all the fighters in the world.
I don't get more enjoyment than seeing him fight

I am very grateful that come July will be yet another Silva fight I will see live.

People like Silva or chuck lidell. Even gsp.
Being there to see there fight. Is a fight you won't forget
6/3/13 11:37:49PM
Fun fact: you can watch 7 or 8 Anderson Silva fights in the time it takes to watch 1 GSP fight.
6/4/13 12:06:39PM
Fun Fact: Cain's strikes per minute is mental
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