‘The Spider’ stops Stephan Bonner for the first time in his career.
Anderson Silva has earned many memorable wins in his storied UFC career, with perhaps the most stunning coming in his last bout.
Stepping up to light heavyweight, Silva showed anything was possible as he toyed with The Ultimate Fighter 1 finalist Stephan Bonnar, who was out of his league when it came to the battle on the feet.
Showing an almost telepathic ability to see where his opponents strikes will be coming from, Silva tried to make the fight harder than it needed to be.
Eventually the champion got tired of playing with his challenger, and delivered a crushing knee to Bonnar’s mid-section, that saw him crumple for the first time in his career.
It is that kind of striking that Silva will look to use when he faces off against perhaps his most dangerous opponent in recent history, Chris Weidman, when the two meet in the main event at UFC 162 in Las Vegas on July 7.