MMA  > General MMA  > Most impressive 3 fight winning streak since 2000
July 23, 2010, 11:34 AM
I was trying to think of a good Throwdown subject, this is what i came up with. Unfortunately, i don't have the time to throwdown. So instead i figured i would put it on the message board.

Most impressive 3 fight winning streak since 2000

My pick is Anderson Silva's streak from 7/7/07 through 3/1/08

7/7/07 Silva TKO'ed Nate Marquardt in 1'st round...Nate was on a 6 fight winning streak going into the fight. Siva just dominated him.

10/20/07 Siva TKO'ed Rich Franklin in 2'nd round...Rich got his rematch, but was still no match for Silva. Rich had an 8 fight winning streak, and dominated the 205 division before losing the title to Silva in October of 2006. Rich followed up that loss with impressive wins vs. Jason MacDonald & Yushin Okami. But the rematch was no different than the first fight.

3/1/08 Siva chokes out Dan Henderson in the 2'nd round. Henderson had just come off of three tough fights. Wins over Vitor Belfort & Wanderlei Silva...and a 5 round loss to Rampage.

3 huge wins in under 8 months......

Can anyone top that with another 3 fight streak?
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July 23, 2010  11:48 AM ET
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Lyoto Machida...Thiago Silva at UFC 94 - was on a 13 fight win streak prior to facing the DragonRashad Evans at UFC 98 - also on a 13 fight win streak prior to facing the Dragon, and was the champShogun Rua at UFC 104 - current LHW champThis was in a span of about 9 months...

good pick.... technically Evans was on a 3 fight winning streak (had a draw with Tito)...

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July 23, 2010  12:21 PM ET

Fedor
- Beat Nogueira - was on a 5 fights win streak and was 24-2 at the time
- avenged Kohsaka - was on a 3 fight winning streak, but was the only one to "defeat" Fedor
- Beat Cro Cop - 7 fights win streak and was 16-2-2 at the time

All in 8 months.

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July 23, 2010  01:43 PM ET
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Easy. Brock TKO's Randy and Mir, and subs Carwin. And lets not forget, he only had 3 MMA fights before this.

I just saw sherdogs new ranking...and in the HW division i agreed with every ranking but one....how is Mir still ranked at #6?

July 23, 2010  02:14 PM ET

One could say Fabricio Werdum.....

He started his 3 fight streak over a nobody in Mike Kyle, but Kyle had won 3 straight fights going into that fight and has won 4 straight since

Then he beat Antonio "Big Foot" Silva, who had won 6 straight before. Not to mention it was only the 2nd loss of Big Foots career.

Then he beat Fedor... Do I really need to say anything about this win?


All in 10 months.......

July 23, 2010  02:14 PM ET
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I just saw sherdogs new ranking...and in the HW division i agreed with every ranking but one....how is Mir still ranked at #6?

His name!!!! What are the rankings? I can't view at work.

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July 23, 2010  02:20 PM ET
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5. Shane Carwin (12-1) For five minutes, it looked like Carwin was en route to taking the UFC heavyweight title from Brock Lesnar. However, the second round revealed the cardio shortcomings many forecasted for the mammoth Coloradan, who was hapless against Lesnar???s top game before succumbing to an arm-triangle choke. 6. Frank Mir (13-5) In December 2008, Mir notched the biggest win of his MMA career, shocking the world by clobbering Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and stopping him in the second round. The onus will be on Mir to prove it was no fluke, as he rematches ???Minotauro??? at UFC 119 on Sept. 25. 7. Junior dos Santos (11-1) With five stoppages in five bouts inside the Octagon, dos Santos finds himself right in the UFC heavyweight title mix. ???Cigano??? might cinch a title shot for the latter stages of 2010 at UFC 117 on Aug. 7, when he meets ???The Ultimate Fighter??? Season 10 winner Roy Nelson in what should be an entertaining heavyweight tilt. 8. Alistair Overeem (33-11, 1 NC) The next big bout for Overeem became obscured in just 69 seconds. Originally thought to be the most attractive opponent for Fedor Emelianenko, the shocking defeat of ???The Last Emperor??? -- and the Russian???s potential rematch with Fabricio Werdum -- leaves no clear path for Overeem. 9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-6-1, 1 NC) After his December 2008 destruction at the hands of Frank Mir, Nogueira claimed a staph infection had crippled his performance. The MMA world should gain some insight as to whether or not Nogueira???s illness was formative when the former Pride heavyweight champion meets Mir in a rematch at UFC 119 on Sept. 25. 10. Antonio Silva (14-2) Since he ran roughshod over heavyweights in Europe back in 2005, onlookers expected heavyweight greatness from Silva. On May 15, ???Bigfoot??? finally took a step toward those expectations, soundly outboxing Andrei Arlovski to a unanimous decision and recording the most significant win of his career.

Wanted to quote a really long comment.

July 23, 2010  02:21 PM ET

Overeem should be in the top 5.... Especially over Carwin now. Not saying anything bad about Carwin, but he is coming off a loss and showed he doesn't have the cardio to go past 1 rd.

July 23, 2010  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I just saw sherdogs new ranking...and in the HW division i agreed with every ranking but one....how is Mir still ranked at #6?

No schidt

July 23, 2010  02:21 PM ET

Ohh and thanks Jim!!!

July 23, 2010  02:23 PM ET
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Overeem should be in the top 5.... Especially over Carwin now. Not saying anything bad about Carwin, but he is coming off a loss and showed he doesn't have the cardio to go past 1 rd.

It does seem odd that two SF fighters are ranked ahead of the SF Champion.

July 23, 2010  02:23 PM ET
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Overeem should be in the top 5.... Especially over Carwin now. Not saying anything bad about Carwin, but he is coming off a loss and showed he doesn't have the cardio to go past 1 rd.

His cardio question was semi answered....I agree with the fight doc reports...he couldn't handle the pressure and his body locked up because he had a damn anxiety attack in the middle of the fight

July 23, 2010  02:24 PM ET
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It does seem odd that two SF fighters are ranked ahead of the SF Champion.

Very odd. I think they are letting the quick victory over Fedor judge that. I stick to my opinion that Overeem should be oin the top 5.

July 23, 2010  02:27 PM ET

So SF has 2 of the top 5 HW fighters according to their rankings "I say they have 3 because Overeem should be in the top 5"....

 
July 23, 2010  02:28 PM ET
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It does seem odd that two SF fighters are ranked ahead of the SF Champion.

And even odder that the SF Champions next fight will more than likely not be with either of the fighters ahead of him.

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