On Saturday, at UFC 208, former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva defeated Derek Brunson in the co-main event.
This win marks Silva’s first official win in the UFC since Oct. 2012 when he defeated Stephan Bonnar. Since that fight, he lost two title fights to former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. He lost a five-round decision to current UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping. In his last fight, he lost a three-round decision to UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.
Silva did defeat Nick Diaz by decision in Jan. 2015. However, the fight was later overturned to a no-contest after Silva tested positive for banned substances.
Silva’s win over Brunson does have its fair share of criticism. Silva won a unanimous decision, despite Brunson seeming to be the more successful fighter throughout the fight.
Brunson is now on a two-fight losing streak. In his previous fight, he was knocked out by middleweight contender Robert Whittaker.
UFC 208 took place Feb. 11 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.