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Anderson Silva jokingly after a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

Anderson Silva by the numbers

A closer look at some of the startling statistics of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva as he prepares to fight Michael Bisping in London on Feb. 27. The UFC fight card will air on UFC Fight Pass.

3,109

Days between actual defeats by opponents for Anderson
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Days between actual defeats by opponents for Anderson Silva, a streak that began with a submission by Ryo Chonan in Pride on Dec. 31, 2004 and ended with a knockout by Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on July 6, 2013. (Silva, technically, lost to Yushin Okami on Jan. 20, 2006, but that was by disqualification for an illegal kick.)

562

Average fight time, in seconds, over the course
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Average fight time, in seconds, over the course of Anderson Silva's 40-fight career.

77

Percentage of successful takedowns by Anderson Silva.
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Percentage of successful takedowns by Anderson Silva.

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69

Takedown defense percentage for Anderson Silva.
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Takedown defense percentage for Anderson Silva.

63.2

Percentage of striking accuracy for Anderson Silva in
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Percentage of striking accuracy for Anderson Silva in his 19 UFC fights, third best in UFC history among those with at least five UFC fights.

63

Percentage of opponents' significant strikes that did not
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Percentage of opponents' significant strikes that did not land on Anderson Silva.

20

Career wins by knockout/technical knockout for Anderson Silva,
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Career wins by knockout/technical knockout for Anderson Silva, who is 33-4.

17

Win streak for Anderson Silva before losing to
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Win streak for Anderson Silva before losing to Chris Weidman at UFC 162. The last 16 of those wins came in the UFC.

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12

Number of months Anderson Silva was suspended by
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Number of months Anderson Silva was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for multiple banned substances in both pre- and post-fight tests surrounding his UFC 183 fight against Nick Diaz on Jan. 31, 2015.

10

Consecutive middleweight title defenses for Anderson Silva, the
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Consecutive middleweight title defenses for Anderson Silva, the most by any UFC fighter in any weight class in history.

7

First-round finishes in the UFC for Anderson Silva.
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First-round finishes in the UFC for Anderson Silva.

5

Number of Anderson Silva's fights in the UFC
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Number of Anderson Silva's fights in the UFC that lasted beyond the second round.

4

Number of rematches Anderson Silva has fought. He's
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Number of rematches Anderson Silva has fought. He's 3-1.

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2

Longest losing streak Anderson Silva has ever had.
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Longest losing streak Anderson Silva has ever had.

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