Silva continues reign as top pound-for-pound fighter

By Dave Deibert

In most fairy tales, the underdog overcomes insurmountable odds and slays the dragon. But Prince Charming never had to face a dragon like Anderson Silva.

Stephan Bonnar, the biggest main-event underdog in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, was looking to write his own fairy tale, coming out of retirement on short notice to accept the biggest match of his life.

Instead, Silva wrote the latest chapter of his storied career, continuing to build his reputation as the greatest fighter in mixed martial arts history.

The Brazilian legend overwhelmed the overmatched Bonnar, toying with him for much of the first round before finally deciding he’d had enough. In front of a raucous sold-out crowd at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Silva (33-4) finished Bonnar (14-8) at 4:40 of the first round in a light heavyweight main event of UFC 153 on Saturday night, stalking Bonnar before landing…

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