Anderson Silva: A Legacy in Progress

Despite his loss last Saturday at UFC 162, *former* middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-5) has already shattered a mountain of Octagon records. And whether it's a rematch with Chris Weidman or a series of superfights on the horizon, the star's legacy will only grow.

Here, a look at what "The Spider" has accomplished in the UFC.... to date, anyway.
Number of fights won in a row, the longest win streak in UFC history

Number of consecutive title defenses, the most in UFC history

Number of post-fight bonuses awarded, tying with Joe Lauzon for the most in UFC history

Length, in seconds, of his UFC debut, against Chris Leben, which he won by knockout

Number of knockout wins, the most in UFC history

Number of Knockout of the Night bonuses awarded, the most in UFC history

Number of creepy masks worn by Silva to the weigh-in staredown with Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

Number of fight finishes, the most in UFC history

Number of opponents who tapped to strikes from inside bottom guard, which has happened exactly once in UFC history

Percent accuracy of his significant strikes, the highest in UFC history

Number of documentaries about the lead-up to his UFC 117 title fight that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival

Number, in millions, of followers Silva has on Twitter, the most of any fighter

Number, in millions, more Twitter followers he has than the second most-followed fighter, his mentor Minotauro Nogueira

Time in the fifth round of the UFC 117 stoppage of the title fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, which Sonnen was dominating until Silva submitted him. It's the latest stoppage in UFC history.

Event number with the most-watched live pre-fight press conference on, which featured Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen

Event number with the most-watched live post-fight press conference on, which featured Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman

Pound-for-pound ranking when it comes to making sarcastic faces at press conferences

Number of knockdowns scored, the most in UFC history

Number of knockdowns scored from the clinch, the most in UFC history

Number of times he appeared on a series of covers for Rolling Stone in Brazil dressed like Michael Jackson

Ratio of Anderson Silva's sons to Steven Seagals in Silva's entourage at UFC 148

Sources: FightMetric, Fan Page List,

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