Who is Anderson Silva? Bio, Wiki, Age, Career, Net Worth, Fights, Instagram, Parents

Anderson Silva

Facts of Anderson Silva

Full Name: Anderson Silva
Age: 45 years 2 months
Birth Date: April 14, 1975
Horoscope: Aries
Lucky Number: 9
Lucky Stone: Diamond
Lucky Color: Red
Best Match for Marriage: Leo
Birth Place: São Paulo, Brazil
Father's Name: Juarez Silva
Mother's Name: Vera Lúcia da Silva
Marital Status: Married
Gender: male
Husband / Wife Name: Dayane Silva
Siblings: Three
Profession: Mixed Martial Artist
Weight: 82kg
Height / How tall? : 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
Net Worth: $18 million
Nationality: American-Brazilian
Eye Color: Dark Brown
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Anderson Silva is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist who was the UFC Middleweight from October 2006 to July 2013, a UFC-record 2,457 days, during which he defended his belt 10 times.

What is Anderson Silva famous for?

  • Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist.
  • Known for holding the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days.

How old is Anderson Silva? Bio, Nationality, Parents

Anderson Silva was born in São Paulo, Brazil on April 14, 1975. As of 2020, he is 45 years old. He is  Brazilian-American by his nationality but his ethnicity is unknown. Similarly, his birth sign is Aries.

Talking about his parents, His father’s name is Juarez Silva who was the Police Officer and his mother’s name is Vera Lúcia da Silva. Similarly, he has three siblings.

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Caption: Anderson Silva in action ( Source: Pinterest)

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Education Details

Talking about his educational background, there is no information about his education history. He has not shared any information about his educational background.

All About his Career

Talking about his career, he was born to a poor family. His family even could not afford his jiu-jitsu lessons. Later, he began by watching neighborhood kids fight, and later practicing with them. When he was 12 years old, his family managed to pay for his taekwondo lessons.

Moreover, he also learned Capoeira briefly and then, at the age of 16, moved on to Muay Thai. He was part of the Chute Box Academy, but later, after a bitter argument about payments, he parted ways. After that, Academy didn’t give him more fights, but later Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira took him under his wings and helped him develop his potential.

He started his professional fighting career in 1997 in Brazil in the welterweight category with two back-to-back wins, followed by his first loss to Luiz Azeredo in 2000. After that, he soon rebounded with a nine-fight winning streak, winning six of those fights by either submission or TKO. On 26 August 2001, he put up against Shooto champion Hayato Sakurai. He defeated him by unanimous decision after three rounds and became the new Shooto Middleweight Champion.

Moreover, during 2002-03, he began his Pride Fighting Championships with three wins but then lost to underdog Daiju Takase at Pride 26, after which he even considered quitting MMA. Later, he was convinced by Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira to continue fighting and to join his Brazilian Top Team.

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Caption: Anderson Silva ( Source: Pinterest)

He won a decision win at Cage Rage 8 in London on September 11, 2004, against renowned striker Lee Murray thereby winning the Cage Rage Middleweight Championship. He was cut by Pride FC, after his loss to Ryo Chonan on December 31, 2004, and returned to Cage to defend his title against Jorge Rivera and Curtis Stout.

After that, he took part in Hawaii’s Rumble on the Rock promotion against Yushin Okami but was disqualified despite being the favorite after he kicked him in the face when he was down, unaware of the rules. After canceling his highly anticipated match, up with Matt Lindland in April 2006, at Cage Rage 16, he fought Tony Fryklund instead and defended his title.

UFC

In late April 2006, he signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC. He made his debut at Ultimate Fight Night 5 on June 28, 2006, winning against Chris Leben via KO. Later UFC decided to let the fans pick his next opponent via a poll, in which o14 October 2006, he fought the UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin at UFC 64. He got the victory by TKO at 2:59 minutes into the first round and became the new UFC Middleweight Champion.

Moreover, he won a non-title battle with Travis Lutter in 2007 and successfully defended his title against Nate Marquardt and Rich Franklin, earning ‘Knockout of the Night’ honors in both the latter fights

On 19, 2008, he made his debut in the Light Heavyweight division against James Irvin at UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin winning the fight via KO at 1:01 of the first round. On October 25, 2008, Anderson Silva defeats Patrick Cote and defends his Middleweight title.

Furthermore, he made the UFC record for nine consecutive wins against Thales Leites at UFC 97 in April 2009, while his opponent was praised with taking him to a judges’ decision in 5 rounds.

Similarly, he also defended his middleweight title against Vitor Belfort, Yushin Okami, and Chael Sonnen. In October 2012, he stopped Stephan Bonnar via strikes in the 1st round of their light heavyweight bout.

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Caption: Anderson Silva in action ( Source: Pinterest)

However, he lost his light heavyweight title against Chris Weidman on July 6, 2013, at UFC 162 via KO in the second round. He also lost the rematch.

After that, due to failed drug tests, he was replaced as one of the coaches for ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4’. On January 31, 2015, he won the match against Nick Diaz. Unfortunately, he was suspended for one year after he was tested positive for steroids.

Furthermore, he lost his Middleweight bout against Michael Bisping and his Light Heavyweight bout against Daniel Cormier after returning from his PED suspension. Later, on February 11, 2017, he won the match against Derek Brunson.

Net Worth and Salary

Talking about his income, as a mixed martial artist, he has earned a good amount of money for his living. His estimated net worth is around $18 million.

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Controversy and Rumors

Till now, he has not faced any kind of controversy. Similarly, there are no extreme stories about his rumors relating to his private and professional life.

Furthermore, he has maintained a clean image. he is currently enjoying his life with his family rather than dealing with scandals.

Is Anderson Silva single? Wife, Relationship

Anderson Silva is a married person. He married his longtime girlfriend his Dayane Silva who is a former gymnast. Together, they have three sons named Gabriel Silva, Kalyl Silva, JoaoVitor Silva, and two daughters named Kauana Silva and Kaory Silva.

World MMA Awards and Achievements

  •  Fighter of the Year, 2008
  •  Fight of the Year,2010
  • Knockout of the Year, 2011
  • Most Outstanding Fighter, 2012
  • MMA Most Valuable Fighter, 2012

How tall is Anderson Silva? Height, Hair

He has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches and weighs around 84kg. He has a dark brown color eye. He is bald. However, the information regarding his full body measurements such as biceps size, chest size, hip size, shoe size, dress size is under review.

Social Media Appearance

He is available on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has more than 5.4 million followers on Facebook and over 7.7 million on Twitter. Similarly, he holds around 3.5 million followers on Instagram.

Did You Know

  • He also used to practice ballet when he was a child, for which he was bullied by children in his school.
  • His full name is Anderson Da Silva.

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