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UFC Divisions Fought In: Middleweight, Light Heavyweight
Silva won the middleweight title from Rich Franklin in his second UFC fight at UFC 64.
He reigned as king of the middleweights until he decided he wanted a bit more of a challenge. At that point, he moved up to light heavyweight and took on James Irvin.
It took Silva just over a minute to put his opponent away.
A couple of wins later, he moved up in weight again and this time faced Forrest Griffin. Silva put on an amazing performance and finished Griffin in the first round.
He went back to defending the middleweight title until the UFC needed him to step up and save 153. He did just that by taking a light heavyweight fight against Stephan Bonnar.
He won that fight as well—by technical knockout in the first round.
Despite going up a weight class three times, Silva is still undefeated in the UFC.