Silva won 17 consecutive fights before showboating his way to a knockout loss in the second round.
Chris Weidman KOs Anderson Silva at UFC 162
Silva broke his leg in the following fight — a rematch against Weidman — went to a no contest against Nick Diaz, lost a controversial decision loss to Michael Bisping, and suffered a clear loss to Daniel Cormier before beating Derek Brunson.
Weidman went on to have a pretty successful run after beating Silva twice, earning a decision victory over Lyoto Machida and TKO’ing Vitor Belfort. Weidman then lost three-consecutive bouts at the hands of Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Gegard Mousasi.
This post was originally published on July 6, 2017.