UFC 82

Ultimate Fighting Championship: Dan Henderson Caught In Anderson "The Spider" Silva's Web

Jordan KatzCorrespondent IMarch 5, 2008

When preparing to watch an Anderson Silva fight, the chances are you will witness something incredible. On March 1, at UFC 82 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Silva did not disappoint.            

Silva defeated former Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson in spectacular fashion. Midway through the second round, Silva unleashed his arsenal of weapons and overwhelmed his opponent. Henderson was knocked to the ground where Silva finished him with a rear-naked-choke.            

Henderson was supposed to pose the biggest threat Silva had faced in his career, yet he was beaten thoroughly and efficiently. UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson won a hard-fought, five-round decision against Henderson while Silva finished him in two.

Anderson Silva's win over top-ranked contender Dan Henderson, solidifies his place as one of, if not, MMA's best. Silva is well-rounded and exhibited his array of skills en route to submitting Henderson. The dynamic striker hurt Henderson with a combination of kicks, knees, and punches, all of which looked incredibly fluid coming from Silva. Henderson was outclassed when trying to stand with Silva, who may be the most dangerous fighter in the world on his feet.

This win punctuated Silva's dominance over the middleweight division in the UFC. His record in the octagon is currently 6-0 and each victory was won decisively. With Silva seemingly clearing out the divisions best (excluding Yushin Okami), one must wonder if a potential mega-fight with Georges St. Pierre or Rampage Jackson could be in the works.

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