Anderson Silva: 5 Light Heavyweights Who'll Give Him a Run for His Money

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Anderson Silva: 5 Light Heavyweights Who'll Give Him a Run for His Money

Another UFC pay per view headlined by Anderson Silva in the books, and another contender falls victim to the wrath of "The Spider." This time, the place was UFC 134, and the opponent was Yushin Okami. Heading into the fight, Okami, the most powerful middleweight in the UFC and the last person to defeat Silva (albeit by disqualification), was still widely regarded as the underdog by pretty much everyone. However, very few expected him to be dispatched as quickly and easily, as he was at the hands of Silva.

Of course, Anderson Silva has made a career off of making excellent mixed martial artists look like amateurs when standing across from him inside the Octagon. UFC 134, as we all witnessed, was no exception.

With this most recent victory, "The Spider" lengthened his already impressive streak of successful UFC title defenses to a now undisputed record of ten straight. The UFC middleweight divisionsimply does not seem to have an answer for the riddle of Anderson Silva.

The light heavyweight division, on the other hand, may hold the key.

All across the online MMA community, Bleacher Report included, fans are calling for Silva to take the next logical step up in competition by moving into the UFC's 205 pound division. In the end, it's no one's call besides the champion himself, and may never even happen as result.  However, if it does, there will be an entirely new crop of talent for Silva to compete against.

This list is going to take a look at the top five light heavyweights in the UFC who could feasibly give Silva a run for his money. Away we go!

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