10 years ago today Anderson Silva won the UFC middleweight title by TKO over Rich Franklin in 2 minutes and 59 seconds at UFC 64.
Franklin sustained a broken nose from one of Silva's knees.
Anderson would go on to defend the middleweight title 10 times over the next 6 years.
He defended against Nate Marquardt, Rich Franklin in a rematch, Dan Henderson, Patrick Cote, Thales Leites, Demian Maia, Chael Sonnen,
Vitor Belfort, Yushin Okami, and Chael Sonnen again.
The 10 title defenses is a record that still stands today, the only fighter within reach of it is Demetrious Johnson,
who has defended the flyweight title 8 times. He would break the record if he wins his next 3 fights.
At UFC 64 the attendance was 10,173 but reportedly the paid attendance was 8,913, so 1,260 fans in attendance were given free comp tickets.
The total disclosed pay for all 16 fighters was $209,000. Anderson Silva was paid the most with $50,000.
Brock Lesnar's reps tested his eye medication and foot cream as
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