Silva is a well-rounded fighter whose striking ability is
considered to be one of the best in MMA. Silva's striking accuracy, knockout power, technically vicious Muay Thai and ability to counter strike makes him a danger to his opponents. Silva's striking uses three major strengths: technical precision, the jab, and transitions and movement. Silva switches from southpaw to orthodox with little drop-off in effectiveness. Although it has been claimed that his ground game is not as good as his stand-up, Silva has submitted notable grapplers, including Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Travis Lutter and Olympic alternate Chael Sonnen.
Silva holds several statistical records in the UFC including: Most all-time knockdowns in UFC history (17), No. 1 in significant strike accuracy (67.8%), Longest all-time UFC win streak (16), Most title fight victories (11), Most UFC title defenses (10) and Longest reign by days (2670).