Silva beforehand was coming into a fight in Brazil against a guy who he has technically beaten. Talk was of Okami's chin and how durable it was with his only knockout coming way back in 2003.
Well, here, it was Silva scoring his second knockout against Okami, this time in his home country of Brazil, where he was nearly invincible.
Silva showed crisp striking and earned his 14th straight UFC victory and his ninth straight title defense.
It was an easy fight after Silva got in his rhythm. Once his hands dropped to his side, you knew that's when he meant serious business.
Silva won with relative ease once again and was throwing punches that didn't even seem to have a lot on them, yet were somehow able to drop Okami.
The one fight in which Silva has had trouble was with Chael Sonnen. Silva will have that rematch very soon if Sonnen is able to get past Brian Stann.
UFC 134 just sticks out as proving why Silva is the best and why he would beat Sonnen the second time around. Silva is a great striker, and if he can keep Chael standing into the mid-second round, it would be over.
Actually, if he kept it standing for even a round, I think he could do it after seeing him perform at UCF 134.
You can say he hasn't faced great competition but lets face it—Silva goes in and makes winning look easy. He makes veterans look like amateurs fighting for the first time.
When he has that kind of ability, it is very hard to argue against Silva being the greatest fighter.