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Anderson Silva: A Legacy in Progress

Despite his loss last Saturday at UFC 162, *former* middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-5) has already shattered a mountain of Octagon records. And whether it's a rematch with Chris Weidman or a series of superfights on the horizon, the star's legacy will only grow.

Here, a look at what "The Spider" has accomplished in the UFC.... to date, anyway.
16
Number of fights won in a row, the longest win streak in UFC history

11
Number of consecutive title defenses, the most in UFC history

12
Number of post-fight bonuses awarded, tying with Joe Lauzon for the most in UFC history

49
Length, in seconds, of his UFC debut, against Chris Leben, which he won by knockout

11
Number of knockout wins, the most in UFC history

7
Number of Knockout of the Night bonuses awarded, the most in UFC history

1
Number of creepy masks worn by Silva to the weigh-in staredown with Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

14
Number of fight finishes, the most in UFC history

1
Number of opponents who tapped to strikes from inside bottom guard, which has happened exactly once in UFC history

67.5
Percent accuracy of his significant strikes, the highest in UFC history

1
Number of documentaries about the lead-up to his UFC 117 title fight that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival

3.6
Number, in millions, of followers Silva has on Twitter, the most of any fighter

2.7
Number, in millions, more Twitter followers he has than the second most-followed fighter, his mentor Minotauro Nogueira

3:10
Time in the fifth round of the UFC 117 stoppage of the title fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, which Sonnen was dominating until Silva submitted him. It's the latest stoppage in UFC history.

148
Event number with the most-watched live pre-fight press conference on UFC.com, which featured Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen

162
Event number with the most-watched live post-fight press conference on UFC.com, which featured Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman

1
Pound-for-pound ranking when it comes to making sarcastic faces at press conferences

17
Number of knockdowns scored, the most in UFC history

7
Number of knockdowns scored from the clinch, the most in UFC history

1
Number of times he appeared on a series of covers for Rolling Stone in Brazil dressed like Michael Jackson

2:1
Ratio of Anderson Silva's sons to Steven Seagals in Silva's entourage at UFC 148

Sources: FightMetric, Fan Page List, UFC.com


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