Anderson Silva- Profile
Anderson Silva is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist who fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days which included 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses.
He is nicknamed 'The Spider' and is highly-rated by many, including UFC president Dana White, who called Silva "the greatest mixed martial artist ever.
He didn’t have an easy upbringing, with a lot of his childhood spent in poverty. Silva has three sons and two daughters with his wife, Dayane.
Before getting involved in the MMA world, Silva started training in Jiu-Jitsu, and when he was 12 he had managed to save up enough money to afford to pay for Tae Kwon Do lessons. He then moved on to Capoeira and at the age of 16 finally settled on doing Muay Thai. Film and television is one of his greatest passions and he has has discussed how he can see himself heavily immersed in the industry in the future.
Silva had a good start to life in UFC, however he has only managed one win since 2013, and this has included seven losses. This saw him released from his contract in 2020.
Despite no longer being a part of the UFC roster, Anderson Silva isn't ready to hang up his gloves just yet.
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Anderson Silva vs Carlos Newton- Win by knockout, Yokohama, Japan ,March 16th 2003
Anderson Silva vs Tony Fryklund- Win by knockout, London, United Kingdom April 22, 2006
Anderson Silva vs Chris Leben- Win by knockout, Las Vegas, Nevada June 28, 2006
Anderson Silva vs Rich Franklin first fight- Win by knockout, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America October 14th 2006
Anderson Silva vs Rich Franklin second fight- Win by knockout, Ohio, United States of America, October 20, 2007
Anderson Silva vs Daniel Cormier- Loss by unanimous decision, Las Vegas, Nevada United States of America, July 9th 2016
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