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Anderson Silva

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Win Rate
74 %
Finish Rate
76 %
Decision Win %
67 %

Anderson Silva

Age
46
Height
6' 2 (188 cm)
Reach
78 in. (6' 6/197 cm)
Ape-Index
1.048
Stance
Southpaw
Nationality
Brazil
Main Division
Middleweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Antônio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt_3_degree
Biography
Silva was born on 14 April 1975, in São Paulo, Brazil. The son of a poverty-stricken family, Silva spent the majority of his childhood in Curitiba with his aunt and uncle, who was an officer with the Curitiba police force. Silva's first foray in martial arts began as a child training jiu-jitsu with neighborhood kids. As a teen, Silva began training in taekwondo, capoeira and muay thai.
Combat Approach
Owner of numerous UFC offensive striking records, Silva is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the history of MMA and many consider him the best of all time. Silva's striking accuracy, knockout power, technically vicious Muay Thai and ability to counterstrike makes him a danger to his opponents. Silva's striking uses three major strengths: technical precision, the jab, and transitions and movement.
Fighter Trivia
Before he began his career as a professional fighter, Silva worked at McDonald's, and also as a file clerk. Silva expressed interest in competing in the sport of taekwondo and boxing. He floated around the idea of him competing at the Olympics in taekwondo and fighting Roy Jones Jr in a boxing match.

Awards & Accolades

  • Cage Rage Championships: Cage Rage Middleweight Championship (One time, Final)
  • Cage Rage Championships: Three successful title defenses
  • Shooto: Shooto Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC: UFC Middleweight Championship (One time). Ten successful title defenses
  • UFC: Ten successful title defenses
  • UFC: Unified the UFC Middleweight and Pride World Welterweight Championships
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Five times) vs. Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Chael Sonnen, Michael Bisping, and Israel Adesanya
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (Seven times) vs. Chris Leben, Rich Franklin (2), Nate Marquardt, Forrest Griffin, Vitor Belfort, and Chael Sonnen. Most "Knockout of the Night" awards in UFC history (7)
  • UFC: Most "Knockout of the Night" awards in UFC history (7)
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (Two times) vs. Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen
  • UFC: Longest title reign in UFC history (2457 days)
  • UFC: Longest win streak in UFC history (16)
  • UFC: Most UFC middleweight title fights (13)
  • UFC: Most wins in UFC middleweight title fights (11)
  • UFC: Most successful title defenses in the UFC middleweight division (10)
  • UFC: Most consecutive title defenses in the UFC middleweight division (10)
  • UFC: Second most consecutive title defenses in UFC history (10)
  • UFC: Most finishes in UFC middleweight division history (11)
  • UFC: Most finishes in UFC title fights (9)
  • UFC: Most knockdowns in UFC history (18)
  • UFC: Most knockdowns in UFC title fights (10)
  • UFC: Most knockouts in UFC title fights (7)
  • UFC: Ten successful title defenses
  • UFC: Most "Knockout of the Night" awards in UFC history (7)
  • ESPN.com: 2011 Knockout of the Year vs. Vitor Belfort on 5 February
  • Inside MMA: 2011 KO Kick of the Year Bazzie Award vs. Vitor Belfort on 5 February
  • MMA Live: 2010 Fight of the Year vs. Chael Sonnen on 7 August
  • Sherdog: 2009 Beatdown of the Year vs. Forrest Griffin on 8 August
  • Sherdog: 2011 All-Violence 1st Team
  • Sherdog: Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • Spike Guys' Choice Awards: 2008 Most Dangerous Man
  • Sports Illustrated: 2008 Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2008 Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2010 Fight of the Year vs. Chael Sonnen on 7 August
  • World MMA Awards: 2011 Knockout of the Year vs. Vitor Belfort on 5 February
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Most Outstanding Fighter (2012)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: MMA Most Valuable Fighter (2012)

Twitter Timeline

Fighter Videos

Buchecha vs. Anderson Silva | ONE Championship Full FIght
Anderson Silva vs. Murat Aygun | ONE Championship Full Fight
Free Fight: Michael Bisping vs Anderson Silva | 2016
Free Fight: Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen 1 | UFC 117, 2010
Andrei Stoica vs. Anderson Silva | ONE Full Fight | December 2019
Anderson Silva vs. Beybulat Isaev | ONE Full Fight | September 2019
Tarik Khbabez vs. Anderson Silva | ONE Full Fight | ONE Super Series Classic | June 2019
Anderson Silva vs. Andre Meunier | ONE Full Fight | Knockout Debut | April 2019
Anderson Silva’s Striking Highlights
Anderson Silva Press Conference Highlights

 

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