Spider takes on the World
Cage Rage Champion Anderson “Spider” Silva takes on the World easily disposing of UFC Middleweight poster boy Rich Franklin.
Cage Rage Middleweight World Champion Anderson Silva was first spotted a long time ago by the Cage Rage Championships promotion. It was the Carlos Newton victory that was to be the turning point for Cage Rage matchmaker Dave O’Donnell to lure the Brazilian to England.
Anderson Silva has fought all over the World and is seen as one of the most dangerous strikers in the middleweight division. He has defeated some very tough guys including Jeremy Horn, Jorge Riveira and Curtis Stout.
Silva first won the Cage Rage World middleweight title in 2004 against highly rated striker “Lightning” Lee Murray in a three round war where Anderson was able to successfully demonstrate his dominance in the stand u exchanges. Silva was an instant Cage Rage fan favourite and remains in the heart of the British public.
Silva went on to show his love for his British fan base by disposing of Jorge Riveira in what can only be described as a technical assault where he ended the fight with knees. The fans were now hooked and Silva fever was sweeping the World Wide Web.
Next up was another title defence this time against heavy handed striker Curtis Stout. Stout looked likely to be a formidable opponent by knocking out his three previous opponents in awesome style. Stout had proved he was ready for Silva, but Silva would prove to be too much as he initiated a brutal beating on Stout winning by KO. Now the whole World had their eyes on the Cage Rage middleweight champion.
Silva’s last appearance at Cage Rage will be a match which will go down in history. It was his title defence against Tony “The Freak” Fryklund and THAT elbow! This was Silva’s most impressive Cage Rage win to date. Turning and suddenly, out of nowhere, hitting Fryklund with an elbow from hell, that put Fryklund’s lights out.
Anderson has made his mark as the undeniable Cage Rage World champion and has stated that he is here to stay and fully intends to defend his belt.
“That’s my belt and no one can take it” Anderson said recently.
And of course October the 14th was to be the day that Silva made his mark as one of the most devastating strikers in the World beating UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin with ease in only two minutes fifty nine seconds of the first round. Many saw Silva as an underdog, but we at Cage Rage had seen the growth of Silva’s skill and ability from the way he destroyed his opponents on UK soil.
Anderson “The Spider” Silva is now of course the holder of two prestigious World titles.
We at Cage rage would like to wish Anderson Silva the best of luck in all his upcoming bouts