UFC Champion Anderson Silva Teaches Striking Techniques (Video)

June 25, 2013
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Anderson-Silva-Vitor-Belfort-UFC-126-077-478x270UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is one of the most prolific strikers in mixed martial arts history.  Widely considered the greatest martial artist the world has ever seen, Silva sits atop the pound-for-pound fighter rankings.

He’s undefeated in the UFC (16-0) and has held the title longer than any fighter in UFC history.  His title reign started in 2006 and continues. He’ll next put it on the line against Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas.

In this video, Silva teaches some of the basic and advanced striking techniques that have led to his legendary status.

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  • marvel

    When working the pads, the trainer should actually try to punch the fighter in the face. Like in real fighting, not just slowly swing the mitt over his head. I did this w/ my brother and when he sparred he rarely got tagged cleanly to the head or upper body

  • fern

    he is throwing the punches straight at his head. Anderson is so smooth in his slips that it looks like he’s not