Anderson Silva is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
He is a deadly striker that can finish just about anyone in the middleweight division and just about anyone in the light heavyweight division. Silva has put together quite the string of highlight reel victories, along with some underwhelming ones.
Nevertheless, he has cemented himself as the consensus top fighter in the world.
At UFC 134 Silva will face off against Yushin Okami. This a rematch of their 2006 fight where Okami won by disqualification after Anderson performed a bone-rattling upkick while Okami's knees were still on the ground.
While the record books still call it a win for Okami, if you watch the fight it was clear who was winning. "The Spider" had Okami mesmerized and desperate while they were on their feet. It was only after Anderson sprawled Okami's take down was he able to grab a leg and pull it out for top control.
Many fans have already laughed off this fight as just another win for Anderson. I've heard more people asking about Silva's next fight whether it be against welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre or on Fox against an unnamed opponent.
This is expected, but Okami should not be counted out of this fight. He has a chance to shake the MMA world to its core.
Here are a few reasons why he could pull it off.