Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva

Personal Information

Full Name Anderson da Silva
Date of Birth April 14, 1975
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6' 2"
Nickname The Spider
Anderson Silva: A Brief Biography
Birth PlaceSao Paulo, State Of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Star SignAries
Net Worth (2023)$8 million
Last Fight Earnings$1.5 million
Date of BirthApril 14, 1975
NationalityBrazilian, American
MMA Debut1997
MMA Record34-11-0
AchievementsFormer UFC Middleweight Champion
EndorsementsBurger King, Nike, Reebok, etc
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Anderson "The Spider "Silva is a former UFC Middleweight Fighter who retired from MMA with a professional record of 34 wins, 11 losses, and 1-N/C. Silva has a 3rd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the 5th dan Black Belt in Taekwon-do.

Latest News Update for Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva lost his last boxing match with the Youtube sensation Jake Paul at Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale, United States. The event took place on October 28, 2022.

Jake Paul v Anderson Silva
Jake Paul v Anderson Silva

Early Life and Career

Anderson Silva's combat sports journey started as a child when he started training in BJJ. Later in his teen years began learning Capoeira, Muay Thai, and Taekwondo.

Silva started competing in boxing in 1998 and amassed a record 1-1 before focusing on MMA. Silva made his MMA debut at BFC: Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1, where he defeated Raimundo Pinheiro via first-round rear-naked choke submission and defeated Fabricio Camoes via TKO(retirement) on the same night. After this, he went on a 3-year hiatus and returned to MMA in 2000 at Mecca 1 against Luiz Azeredo. He lost the fight unanimously before bouncing back and going on a 4-fight win streak to get a title shot at the Shooto Middleweight Championship against Hayato Sakurai.

Silva won the fight via unanimous decision to become the new champion and won his next fight against Roan Carneiro at Mecca 6 before signing up with Pride FC.

Anderson had an impressive 3-1 record at Pride FC before he left the promotion in 2003. Following Pride, Silva won his next 2-fights in the independent circuit before signing up with Cage Rage in 2004.

Silva made his Cage Rage debut at Cage Rae 8 against Lee Murray for the Cage Rage Middleweight Championship. He won the bout via a unanimous decision to become the champion.

Silva, after winning against Lee Murray in 2004
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He lost his next fight at Pride Shockwave 2004 against Ryo Chonan via 3rd round flying scissor heel hook submission. Silva returned to Cage Rage, where he defended his title twice against Jorge Rivera and Curtis Stout.

He then fought in the Welterweight tournament held by Rumble on The Rock 8. Silva fought Yushin Okami in the opening round and lost via DQ(illegal kick) as he struck Okami with an up-kick while Okami was on his knees.

Silva defended his Cage Rage Championship for the third time against Tony Fryklund at Cage Rage 16. He defeated Tony via first-round KO(elbow). Following this victory, Silva signed with the UFC in 2008.

Anderson Silva UFC

Anderson Silva made his UFC debut against Chris Leben at Ultimate Fight Night 5. Silva dominated Leben in the fight and finished him in 49 seconds via KO(knee). Silva fought Rich Franklin at UFC 64 for the UFC Middleweight Championship after the victory. Anderson outclassed Franklin and KO'ed him in the first round via KO(knee) to become the new UFC Middleweight Champion.

Anderson next fought Travis Lutter at UFC 67 in a non-title bout as Lutter missed weight. Silva defeated Lutter in the 2nd round via TKO. Silva followed it up by winning his subsequent 3-title defenses against Nate Marquardt, Rich Franklin, and Dan Henderson before making his UFC Light Heavyweight debut against James Irvin at Ufc Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin.

Andeson KO'ed Irvin in 61 seconds via punches, and Irvin tested positive for Methadone and Oxymorphone after the fight. Silvareturnedk to Middleweight after the fight to defend his title against Thales Leites at UFC 97. Anderson defeated Leites via a unanimous decision. He then returned to Light Heavyweight to fight UFC Legend Forrest Griffin at UFC 101. Silva KO'ed Griffin in the first round and returned to Middleweight to defend his title.

Silva successfully defended his title against Demian Maia at UFC 112, followed by a hard-fought 5th-round submission victory over Chael Sonnen and a dominating defense against Vitor Belfort at UFC 126, wherein he landed his iconic Front Kick KO followed by punches.

Anderson continued his Middleweight dominance as he defeated Yushin Okami and Chael Sonnen(second time) in a dominating fashion. Silva then moved to Light Heavyweight to fight Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153. He defeated Bonnar in the last minute of the fight with a TKO(knee to the body and punches).

Anderson next fought Chris Weidman at UFC 162 for the Middleweight Championship. Weidman knocked out Silva in the second round when Silva started being cocky and didn't have his hands up. Weidman remained calm in the fight and connected with a left hook to knock Silva out cold.

Anderson lost his rematch against Weidman at UFC 168 as his left leg's fibula and tibia broke after Weidman checked his kick. Silva's career went downhill after his return from injury. Anderson Silva returned to competition in 2015 and fought Nick Diaz at UFC 183. Silva won the fight, but the decision got overturned to a No-Contest by the Nevada State Athletic Commission as Silva tested positive for anabolic steroids. Due to this, Silva got a 1-year suspension from the commission.

Silva made his post-suspension return to the UFC at UFC Fight Night 84 against Michael Bisping. Silva lost the back-and-forth encounter via a close unanimous decision. He next moved to Light Heavyweight to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 and lost via unanimous decision. Silva got into the winning column in his next fight as he defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 208.

Silva was scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum next at UFC Fight Night 122. However, he got pulled from the fight after failing the USADA drug test. Due to this, Silva was given a 1-year suspension from November 2017 to November 2018.

Anderson returned to the UFC in 2019 to fight Israel Adesanya at UFC 234. Anderson lost the fight but got a Fight of the Night bonus. Silva next lost to Jared Cannonier and Uriah Hall.

On November 19, 2020, Anderson Silva was released by the UFC.

UFC 234 Adesanya v Silva

Anderson Silva Boxing

Anderson Silva transitioned to boxing after his UFC release. In his first boxing match post-UFC, he fought Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in June 2021. Silva used his experience to outwork and outclass Chavez with his shoot style and Wing Chun chain boxing skills to win a split decision. He next fought Tito Ortiz in September 2021. Silva brutally knocked out Ortiz inside 90 seconds.

Anderson Silva Record

Below is the professional Boxing and MMA record of Anderson Silva:


Win3-1Tito OrtizKO11/09/2021
Win2-1Julio César Chávez Jr.Decision(Split)19/06/2021
Win1-1Julio Cesar De JesusKO05/05/2005
Loss0-1Osmar Luiz TeixeiraCorner Retirement22/05/1998


Loss34-11 (1)Uriah HallTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva31/10/2020
Loss34-10 (1)Jared CannonierTKO (leg kick)UFC 23711/05/2019
Loss34-9 (1)Israel AdesanyaDecision (unanimous)UFC 23410/02/2019
Win34-8 (1)Derek BrunsonDecision (unanimous)UFC 20811/02/2017
Loss33-8 (1)Daniel CormierDecision (unanimous)UFC 20009/07/2016
Loss33-7 (1)Michael BispingDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping27/02/2016
NC33-6 (1)Nick DiazNC (overturned by NSAC)UFC 18331/01/2015
Loss33-6Chris WeidmanTKO (leg injury)UFC 16828/12/2013
Loss33-5Chris WeidmanKO (punches)UFC 16206/07/2013
Win33-4Stephan BonnarTKO (knee to the body and punches)UFC 15313/10/2012
Win32-4Chael SonnenTKO (knee to the body and punches)UFC 14807/07/2012
Win31-4Yushin OkamiTKO (punches)UFC 13427/08/2011
Win30-4Vitor BelfortKO (front kick and punches)UFC 12605/02/2011
Win29-4Chael SonnenSubmission (triangle armbar)UFC 11707/08/2010
Win28-4Demian MaiaDecision (unanimous)UFC 11210/04/1010
Win27-4Forrest GriffinKO (punch)UFC 10108/08/2009
Win26-4Thales LeitesDecision (unanimous)UFC 9718/04/2009
Win25-4Patrick CôtéTKO (knee injury)UFC 9025/10/2008
Win24-4James IrvinKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin19/07/2008
Win23-4Dan HendersonSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 8201/03/2008
Win22-4Rich FranklinTKO (knees)UFC 7720/10/2007
Win21-4Nate MarquardtTKO (punches)UFC 7307/07/2007
Win20-4Travis LutterTKO (submission to elbows)UFC 6703/02/2007
Win19-4Rich FranklinKO (knee)UFC 6414/10/2006
Win18-4Chris LebenKO (knee)UFC Fight Night 528/06/2006
Win17-4Tony FryklundKO (elbow)Cage Rage 1622/04/2006
Loss16-4Yushin OkamiDQ (illegal kick)Rumble on the Rock 820/01/2006
Win16-3Curtis StoutKO (punches)Cage Rage 1403/12/2005
Win15-3Jorge RiveraTKO (knees and punches)Cage Rage 1130/04/2005
Loss14-3Ryo ChonanSubmission (flying scissor heel hook)Pride Shockwave 200431/12/2004
Win14-2Lee MurrayDecision (unanimous)Cage Rage 811/09/2004
Win13-2Jeremy HornDecision (unanimous)Gladiator 227/06/2004
Win12-2Waldir dos AnjosTKO (corner stoppage)Conquista Fight 120/12/2003
Loss11-2Daiju TakaseSubmission (triangle choke)Pride 2608/06/2003
Win11-1Carlos NewtonKO (flying knee and punches)Pride 2516/03/2003
Win10-1Alexander OtsukaDecision (unanimous)Pride 2229/09/2002
Win9-1Alex StieblingTKO (doctor stoppage)Pride 2123/06/2002
Win8-1Roan CarneiroTKO (submission to punches)Mecca 631/01/2002
Win7-1Hayato SakuraiDecision (unanimous)Shooto 726/08/2001
Win6-1Israel AlbuquerqueTKO (submission to punches)Mecca 509/06/2001
Win5-1Tetsuji KatoDecision (unanimous)Shooto 202/03/2001
Win4-1Claudionor FontinelleTKO (punches and knees)Mecca 416/12/2000
Win3-1Jose BarretoTKO (head kick and punches)Mecca 212/08/2000
Loss2-1Luiz AzeredoDecision (unanimous)Mecca 127/05/2000
Win2-0Fabrício CamõesTKO (retirement)BFC 125/06/1997
Win1-0Raimundo PinheiroSubmission (rear-naked choke)BFC 125/06/199

FAQs on Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva had his boxing match with Jake Paul on October 29, 2022, at Desert Diamond Arena in the United States.

As of today, Anderson Silva is not in the Hall of Fame.

Silva's professional fight career consists of 10 title defenses in total.

*Last Updated on January 8, 2023

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