Isn't that just a beautiful picture? Anyways...
I will be scoring each category on a 10 point must system. With the winner of each category gaining 10 points and the loser gaining 9 or less.
Punching: GSP has one of the best jabs in the game and Silva is one of the most powerful and accurate punchers in the world. Because Silva is able to pick his spots so easily and has incredible knockout power, he gets the edge in this one.
Silva 10 - 9
Kicks: Look at the picture. Now back to this text. Now back to the picture. Did you notice Referee Mario Yamasaki? Did you also notice Silva's foot halfway lodged into Belfort's skull? What kind of name is Mario for a Japanese man?
Easy round here.
Silva throws devastating kicks, to the head, body, and legs. GSP has a flashy kick here and there, but his kicks are mostly a non-factor in his fights. Other than his head kick to Matt Hughes, but Hughes had been low-blowed three times. Instinctively his hands are going to drop.
Silva 10 - 7
Knees: There is not a man on the planet who I believe has more brutal knees than Anderson Silva. Ask Rich Franklin.
And honestly, off the top of my head, I can't remember the last time GSP threw a knee. Another easy one.
Silva 10 - 6
Elbows: This one is surprisingly even. Anderson is so unpredictable with his stand up striking, however GSP is one of the best ground and pounders with elbows.
Slight edge to Silva, just because he throws elbows both standing and on the ground.
Silva 10 - 9
Overall: Silva 40 - 31