Biography(references)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 ApproachOwner 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(references)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 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
Anderson Silva vs. Iraj Azizpour | ONE Championship Full Fight
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
Fight Outcomes - WinsLosses
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