Anderson da Silva (born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva holds the longest title defense streak in UFC history, which ended in 2013 with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. He has 12 post-fight bonus awards. UFC president Dana White and several mixed-martial-arts publications have called Silva among the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. As of May 2015, he is #4 contender in the official UFC middleweight rankings, and #9 pound-for-pound.