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Anderson Silva

Biography

Brazilian UFC middleweight champion, widely regarded as the very best of his time. He began trained in Taekwondo at age 12. He retains dark belts in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Taekwondo. Acquired five kids with wife Dayane Silva. He knocked out Forrest Griffin within the initial round of the 2009 bout.

Quick Facts


Full Name Anderson Silva
Date Of Birth April 14, 1975
Place Of Birth Sao Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.88 m
Weight 84 kg
Profession MMA Fighter
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse Dayane Silva
Children Kalyl Silva, Kaory Silva, Kauana Silva, Joao Vitor Silva, Gabriel Silva
Parents Vera Lúcia da Silva, Juarez Silva
Nominations Best Fighter ESPY Award
Movies Tapped, Like Water, Never Surrender, Monday Nights at Seven, Till Luck Do Us Part 2, UFC 97, UFC 73, Man Camp, Earthworms: The Movie, Brass Knuckles, Hell's Chain, UFC 77: Hostile Territory, UFC 82: Pride of a Champion, Pride FC: Demolition, UFC 64: Unstoppable, UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship: Ultimate Knockouts 8, UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship: Ultimate Ultimate Knockouts, UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship: Ultimate Knockouts 7
TV Shows The Ultimate Fighter, Guys Choice
Star Sign Aries

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1Successfully defended his UFC Middleweight title for the 4th time against 'Patrick Cote', tying Royce Gracie and Jon Fitch's record of 8 straight wins in the UFC Octagon. [October 2008]
2Successfully defended his UFC Middleweight title for the 5th time against Thales Leites, extending his current win streak in the UFC to 9 fights, and breaking Royce Gracie and Jon Fitch's record of 8 straight wins in the UFC Octagon. [April 2009]
3After his lightning KO win over Chris Leben, Anderson is preparing his next UFC fight by training alongside MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. [July 2006]
4He has written a book about himself called "Anderson Spider Silva - O Relato de um Campeao nos Ringues e na Vida (The Relates from a Champion in the Rings & Life)" (2012).
5He has 5 children with Dayane - Kaory, Gabriel, Kalyl, Kauana and Joao Vitor.
6He learned some moves with the actor and master of Aikido, Steven Seagal.
7A member of Black House MMA. Other members are Justin Lawrence, Thales Leites, Eduardo Pamplona, Andre Galvao,Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Fabricio Camoes,Jose Aldo, Lyoto Machida,Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Rafael Cavalcante, Pedro Rizzo and Rafael dos Anjos.
8Was an ex-member of the infamous Vale Tudo Academy Chute Boxe in Curitiba, Brazil.
9Was personally trained in Muay Thai and in Vale Tudo by MMA legend José "Pelé" Landi-Jons. Both men left Chute Boxe Academy to form the Muay Thai Dream Team Academy in Curitiba, Brazil.
10Got Knocked-Out by his trainer José "Pelé Landi-Jons in a Muay Thai fight.
11During his Vale Tudo and MMA career, Anderson holds wins over household names such as Jeremy Horn, Carlos Newton, Lee Murray, Hayato Sakurai, Jorge Rivera, Chris Leben, Rich Franklin, James Irvin, Travis Lutter, Nate Quarry and Dan Henderson.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Invincible Dragon2017post-production
Monday Nights at Seven2016Mateus
NCIS: Los Angeles2014TV SeriesSensei Scott
Tapped Out2014Anderson
Worms2013Hairy (Cabelo) (voice)
Até que a Sorte nos Separe 22013Andrew Silver
Man Camp2013/Irumored
Hell's Chain2009King Anaconda
Never Surrender2009Spider

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Static2014TV Mini-Series documentary short executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
UFC Unrestricted2012TV SpecialHimself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Fantástico2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Domingão do Faustão2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Criança Esperança 20122012TV SpecialHimself
UFC Ultimate Insider2012TV SeriesHimself
Lendas do UFC2012TV Series documentaryAnderson Silva
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards IV2011TV SpecialHimself
De Frente com Gabi2011TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Brasil 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Caldeirão do Huck2011TV SeriesHimself
Programa do Jô2011TV SeriesHimself
UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami2011TV SpecialHimself
MMAthletics2011TV SeriesHimself
Eliana2011TV SeriesHimself
Like Water2011DocumentaryHimself
Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson2011TV SpecialHimself - Rafael Cavalcante's Corner
Altas Horas2011TV SeriesHimself
UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort2011TV SpecialHimself
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Brasil 20102010TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - World Champion MMA Fighter
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen2010TV MovieHimself
MMA Live2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
UFC Countdown2010TV SeriesHimself
Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery2010TV MovieHimself - Rafael Feijao's Corner
UFC 112: Invincible2010TV SpecialHimself
MMA H.E.A.T.2009TV SeriesHimself
UFC 101: Declaration2009TV SpecialHimself
Ultimate Knockouts 72009TV MovieHimself - Fighter
How Bruce Lee Changed the World2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
UFC 97: Redemption2009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 90: Silvia vs. Cote2008TV SpecialHimself
UFC All Access2008TV SeriesHimself
UFC Unleashed2007-2008TV Series
EliteXC Saturday Night Fights2008TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
UFC: Silva vs. Irvin2008TV SpecialHimself
Spike Guys Choice2008TV MovieHimself
UFC 82: Pride of a Champion2008TV SpecialHimself
UFC 82 Countdown2008TV SpecialHimself
UFC Wired2007-2008TV Series
UFC 77: Hostile Territory2007TV SpecialHimself
UFC 73: Stacked2007TV SpecialHimself
UFC 67: All or Nothing2007TV SpecialHimself
UFC 67 Countdown2007TV SpecialHimself
UFC 64: Unstoppable2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 64 Countdown2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 52006TV SpecialHimself
Pride Shockwave 20042004TV MovieHimself
Pride 26: Bad to the Bone2003TV MovieHimself
Pride 25: Body Blow2003TV MovieHimself
Pride 22: Beasts from the East 22002TV MovieHimself
Pride 21: Demolition2002TV MovieHimself
UFC Embedded: Vlog Series2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
Ultimate Beastmaster2017TV SeriesBrazil host
UFC 208: Holm vs. De Randamie2017TV SpecialHimself
UFC 200: Tate v Nunes2016TV SpecialHimself
UFC 200 Greatest Fighters of All Time2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
UFC on Fox2016TV SeriesHimself
UFC Battle Lines2016TV SeriesHimself
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil2015TV SeriesHimself - Coach
UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz2015TV SpecialHimself
Beyond the Cage2014DocumentaryHimself
Amor & Sexo2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
Static2014TV Mini-Series documentary shortHimself
The Noite com Danilo Gentili2014TV SeriesHimself
UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 22013TV SpecialHimself
Agora é Tarde2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman2013TV Special
Fight Xchange2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Fighter
Esquenta!2013TV SeriesHimself
Estrelas2013TV SeriesHimself
Encontro com Fátima Bernardes2013TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MMA Live2010TV SeriesHimself
UFC Unleashed2007TV SeriesHimself

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#Trademark
1Remarkable striking accuracy, particularly in punches
2Muay Thai clinch and knee-strikes
3Body triangle triangle from the guard position
4Elbow strikes on the face

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