Anderson Silva inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, he's a certified legend
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MMA legend Anderson Silva has become a certified UFC Hall of Famer.
The Brazilian icon has been announced as the latest inductee into the MMA promotion’s Hall of Fame at the UFC 286 event.
He joins Jose Aldo and Jens Pulver as part of the 2023 class, and will enter the ‘Pioneer Wing’.
Synonymous with UFC throughout the years, the former middleweight champion competed 25 times for the UFC between 2006 and 2020.
He has the longest middleweight championship reign in UFC title history, holding the title for 2,457 days.
Cementing a legacy as one of the best to ever do it! 🕷️— UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2023
Congratulate @SpiderAnderson as he becomes the newest addition to the UFC Hall of Fame 🙌
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He holds the longest win streak in UFC history of 16 straight victories as well as the most middleweight wins in the division’s history.
UFC president Dana White said of his induction: “Anderson Silva is one of the greatest athletes of all time.
“Anderson’s 16-fight winning streak in the UFC, 10 successful title defences and almost seven years as middleweight champion were one of the most remarkable things we’ve ever seen in professional sports.
“He was an absolute artist inside the Octagon, and it will be an honour to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer.”
Probably no one more deserving than the Brazilian to enter the Hall of Fame.
Anderson Silva will be a part of the 2023 UFC HOF class, per broadcast. Wonderful news.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 18, 2023
Anderson Silva is getting inducted into the Hall of Fame.— MartialMind 🇳🇬🇺🇲 (@MartialMind1) March 18, 2023
So so so so so deserved!
Anderson Silva is joining the UFC hall of fame. In my eyes, the greatest fighter to ever walk the planet. Congratulations 🐐 #UFC286 pic.twitter.com/IyejlJeO8z— P H A R A O H ★★★★★ (@ZackSabreSenior) March 18, 2023
Anderson Silva is your newest member of the 2023 UFC Hall of Fame class. Finally. Nothing more needs to be said. Simply one of the best to ever do it. #UFC286— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) March 18, 2023
Jose Aldo— Alex Behunin (@AlexBehunin) March 18, 2023
What a fucking HOF class
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