When it comes to knockouts this was a classic! Relive one of the most humiliating knockouts in the history of the UFC, inflicted by Anderson Silva on Forrest Griffin. An example of absolute domination that we’re sure Griffin did not soon forget.
Anderson Silva is the greatest fighter in the history of MMA, or at least his name often comes up in the debate. The Brazilian has always impressed with his ease in the cage, and with his spectacular style. In 2009, he had 9 victories in 9 fights in the UFC, and held the middleweight title.
All analysts predicted a future for him in the light heavyweight division, and he decided to try his luck against Forrest Griffin, who had just lost his title to Rashad Evans, but remained one of the best in his category. Silva's performance against this renowned opponent was historic.
He embarrassed the American during the first round, knocking him down several times, easily dodging his attacks, and ending with a right jab that made Griffin fall to the ground for the last time, exhausted after just three minutes in the cage. The fight was a display of utter domination, and another page in the Brazilian's book of legendary performances.