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Silva shines, blazes past Griffin in one

Originally Published: August 8, 2009
By Greg Savage | Sherdog.com

PHILADELPHIA -- UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva reinforced his standing as one of the greatest fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts today with a dominating knockout win over former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin just 3 minutes, 23 seconds into the first round at UFC 101 "Declaration" on Saturday.

Silva made the feat more impressive by moving up to 205 pounds to challenge Griffin.

The crowd was squarely behind Griffin as the bout got underway, ...

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