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 5th dan Black Belt in Taekwon-do.
Anderson Silva's combat sports journey started as a child when he started training in BJJ. He later in his teen years started 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) in 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 via unanimous decision 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 fought 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.
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). Following the victory, Silva fought Rich Franklin at UFC 64 for the UFC Middleweight Championship. 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 next 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. Silva went back to Middleweight after the fight to defend his title against Thales Leites at UFC 97. Anderson defeated Leites via unanimous decision. He then went back to Light Heavyweight to fight UFC Legend Forrest Griffin at UFC 101. Silva KO'ed Griffin in the first round and went back 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 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 as he failed 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 19 November 2020, Anderson Silva was released by the UFC.
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 earn a split decision victory. He next fought Tito Ortiz in September 2021. Silva brutally knocked out Ortiz inside 90-seconds.
Anderson Silva Career Stats
Anderson Silva's current boxing record stands at 3-1 and MMA record stands at 34-11 (1). He is currently on a 2-fight win streak in boxing
Wins by KO/TKO:
Wins by Decision:
Wins by KO/TKO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
77.5 in (197cm)
165 lb / 84kg
Anderson Silva Last Fight
Anderson Silva's last fight was against Tito Ortiz in a boxing match on 11 Septermber 2021. Silva won the fight via 1st-round KO.
Anderson Silva Record
Below is the professional Boxing and MMA record of Anderson Silva: