Having gutted the middleweight division during his title run, Anderson “The Spider” Silva is moving up to light heavyweight for a superfight with former 205-pound champion Forrest Griffin at UFC 101: Declaration in Philadelphia, Pa. on Aug. 8. To help get you properly amped for the show, FIGHT! has compiled the best bits of Silva from our archives, like this profile, this roundup of the top seven strikers in MMA history, and Kelly Crigger’s history of muay Thai. If that’s not enough, take a gander at FIGHT!’s photos of the world’s best middleweight.
FIGHT! Fans: Which Anderson Silva do you expect to see at UFC 101 – the guy who demolished James Irvin or the one who toyed with Thales Leites?