With his second career victory over Chael Sonnen, Anderson Silva may have laid to rest one of the great rivalries in MMA history. After being taken down and controlled in the opening round, the middleweight champion was able to stuff Sonnen's takedown attempts early in the second frame before finishing his antagonist with a series of lightning-fast strikes.
With his victory at UFC 148, Silva has defended his 185-pound title in 10 consecutive attempts and continues to solidify himself as the greatest fighter the sport has ever seen. With a number of important middleweight bouts on the horizon, it's difficult to predict who will become the next challenger for Silva.
With that being said, let's take a look at who the top candidates are to meet Silva and the remainder of Saturday night's competitors.