Watching highlights of Silva fight, I can see how bewildered his opponents become once they realize the capabilities of their opponent. He has very long limbs, and great footwork which he uses to control the distance at all times. Too close, expect a barrage of elbows and knees, then a push off and a high left kick for a finish. He demolished a great fighter, Rich Franklin twice. Franklin’s specialty is his standup striking, but he had nothing to offer against Silva’s Muy Thai clinch.
Watch as his opponents become confused, then unconscious.