Anderson Silva is considered by many to be the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
He is undefeated in the UFC, having constantly fought and defeated the best fighters around.
I have heard Silva described as the fighting version of a sniper rifle, and this sums him up perfectly. He has the innate ability to hit without being hit, and his precision is deadly.
At UFC 117, Silva will be fighting the accomplished wrestler Chael Sonnen, and whilst many pundits are talking up Sonnen's chances, I personally believe Silva will destroy him.
After the infamous clown show against Demian Maia at UFC 112, and the resultant tongue lashing from Dana White, Silva should come out fired up.
Add in the extra motivation of Sonnen's trash talking and racist comments leading up to the fight, and there is every reason to believe we will see the "old" Anderson Silva on display. This is bad news for Sonnen.
So is there anyone out there who can navigate the Spiders web?
After much deliberation, I have settled on the five fighters I believe are more than capable of defeating the seemingly invincible Silva.