Anderson "The Spider" Silva devastated Yushin "Thunder" Okami in front of his home country at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro.
With the support of the Brazilian-biased HSBC Center crowd, Silva's elite level stand-up striking overwhelmed Okami en route to a Round 2 TKO.
Utilizing his customary head movement, feinting and some razzle dazzle, "The Spider" tactically picked apart Okami with an array of jabs, leg kicks and pin-point power punches.
Dazed and dismantled, "Thunder's" skill set was no match for Silva, who went on to defend his UFC middleweight championship a record nine times, with his 14th straight victory inside the Octagon.
Absolutely mesmerized by Silva's abilities, this author sat in awe as he once again has made the No. 1 contender look amateur.
Clearly the greatest striker on the planet and arguably the pound-for-pound king within all of mixed martial arts, I do believe Anderson Silva will retire as the UFC middleweight champion without succumbing to another loss.
Until his retirement from the sport occurs, Silva will defend his title against the following list of competitors.
Please follow along as I detail the top four contenders for Silva's crown and why they will not defeat "The Spider."
I welcome your comments.