Anderson Silva is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist and current UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva is the UFC's longest reigning champion and also holds the longest winning and title defense streak in UFC history, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. He has 12 post-fight bonus awards. Silva is ranked as the #1 middleweight in the world by multiple publications including Sherdog and is the consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound mixed martial arts fighter in the world according to ESPN, Sherdog, Yahoo! Sports and other publications. Silva holds notable victories over former MMA champions Carlos Newton, Hayato Sakurai, Rich Franklin (x2), Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Vitor Belfort, Nate Marquardt and Chris Leben. UFC president Dana White has called Silva "the greatest mixed martial artist ever."