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Anderson Silva vs. Carlos Newton

Main Card | Heavyweight | MMA

Anderson Silva defeats Carlos Newton via KO/TKO at 6:27 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Anderson "The Spider" Silva
Mmaweekly large Carlos "The Ronin" Newton

Round 1

Anderson Silva Carlos Newton

"The Spider" "The Ronin"

10-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   12-6-0
Climbed to 11-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-7
-105 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -135 (Slight Favorite)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Ca Canada
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil   Fighting out of   Newmarket, Ontario
27 years, 11 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   26 years, 6 months, 6 days
6'2" (188cm)   Height   5'9" (176cm)
77.5" (197cm)   Reach   N/A
Team Nogueira   Gym   Warrior Mixed Martial Arts
Pride 25
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Pride 25: Body Blow
  • Date: Sunday 03.16.2003
  • Referee: N/A
  • Venue: Yokohama Arena
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • Location: Yokohama, Japan
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 4 of 8)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight:
  • TV Commentary: Stephen Quadros, Bas Rutten
  • Broadcast: N/A
  • Post-Fight Interviewer:
  • Silva Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Newton Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Silva vs. Newton Wiki Update Wiki

Long before he was known as the greatest middleweight fighter in MMA history, Anderson Silva was plying his trade as a welterweight in the Pride Fighting Championships. In his breakout performance, he took on former UFC Welterweight Champion Carlos Newton at Pride 25 in 2003.

Heading into the fight, Newton was a slight favorite over the up-and-coming Brazilian. With an incredible physique, experience, and submission skills that were some of the best of his day, Newton would be one of Silva’s sternest tests yet. For his part, Silva wanted to keep Newton at range long enough to utilize some of the most accurate strikes in the division.

At the end of the night, it was Silva who was able to execute his game plan to perfection. Even he could not have predicted just how flawlessly that game plan would come to fruition, however. Throughout the first round, the fighters traded range-finding strikes. Silva was out-landing Newton in high volume, prompting the former UFC titleholder to shoot in throughout the round.

Just after the six-minute mark of the round (Pride’s first round traditionally ran ten minutes), Newton attempted a takedown from far out of range. Seeing the shoot coming from a mile away, Silva timed Newton and met him halfway with one of the greatest flying knees in the history of the sport. The knee crashed into Newton’s forehead, driving Newton backward in the center of the ring. Silva seized on the opportunity and proceeded to finish Newton with strikes from a standing position. It was one of Pride’s all-time best knockouts.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:34 PM ET
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