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Anderson Silva

Brazilian-American Mixed Martial Artist and Boxer

Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva, Brazilian-American MMA fighter source: Instagram

Anderson Silva is known as a Brazilian mixed martial artist who is considered the greatest mixed martial artist of all time by a number of MMA publications.

Similarly, he is a former UFC Middleweight Champion who holds many UFC records, including the longest title streak with 16 straight wins and the most title defenses at 10.

Moreover, Silva is also a professional boxer who has won one of his two professional fights via knockout.

Furthermore, he shows his appearance in several films and in the Netflix reality show ‘Ultimate Beastmaster’.

Anderson Silva| Early Life & Family

Anderson Silva opened his eyes on April 14, 1975, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Likewise, he has taken birth to Juarez Silva and Vera Lucia da Silva. Similarly, he was one of four children. Moreover, he spent his childhood with his aunt and uncle.

Furthermore, his family could not afford his jiu-jitsu lessons so he started by watching neighborhood kids fight. When Anderson was 12, his family was able to pay for his taekwondo lessons. Similarly, he briefly learned Capoeira and then moved on to Muay Thai when he became 16 years old.

In addition, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira took Silva under his wings and helped him develop his potential.

Anderson Silva| Age, Height & Horoscope

Currently, Anderson is 47 years as his birthday falls on April 14, in the year 1975. Likewise, his sun sign happens to be Aries.
Moreover, he has accumulated a height of 6 feet 2 inches and a weight of 84 kg. However, other body measurements have not been public yet.

Anderson Silva| Career

Similarly, Silva started his professional fighting career in the year 1997. Likewise, his victory over Hayato Sakurai in the year 2001 earned him a spot in the Pride Fighting Championship.

Moreover, Anderson received a contract with the UFC in the year 2006. In addition, he made a remarkable debut against Chris Leben with a spectacular knockout victory just 49 seconds into the bout. 

In the year 2013, he was defeated for the first time by Chris Weidman. Though, the match went horrible where he fractures his left leg after Weidman kicked him out.

However, Silva recovered and returned to the UFC in 2015 and won his first bout. Likewise, he was later suspended after testing positive for several prohibited drugs.

Furthermore, Anderson Silva’s career came to an end in the year 2019 after losses to Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier.

According to him,

“I practice martial arts. I don’t practice MMA. MMA is my job; MMA is a very new sport. Martial arts is knowledge from the ages.” 

Anderson Silva| Movies

During his MMA career, he has been in several films. Similarly, his debut film was released in the year 2009, followed by Hell’s Chain the following year. Likewise, Silva earned $500,000 from both films.

In the year 2011, Anderson made $1 million for the movie Like Water. Moreover, in the year 2019, he earned $3 million for his Chinese martial arts film The Invincible Dragon. 

Books by Anderson Silva

In addition, Silva is the author of two instructional books. One is, The Mixed Martial Arts Instruction Manual: Striking which was published in the year 2008.

Likewise, another book is MMA Instruction Manual: The Muay Thai Clinch, Takedowns, Takedown Defense, and Ground Fighting which was published in the year 2011.

Anderson Silva| Personal Life

Similarly, Silva is a married man. Likewise, he tied a knot with his longtime girlfriend Dayane in the year 2017.

Furthermore, she is a former gymnast. Moreover, they have two kids together and live in Los Angeles.

However, there are other three children who are from his previous relationship and they live in Brazil. Likewise, Anderson often communicates with them and travels between two countries.

Anderson Silva| Net Worth & Salary

Anderson Silva’s net worth is almost $8 million. Similarly, he makes around $620,000 with an additional $50,000 if he wins Fight Of The Night or Performance.

Likewise, in February 2017, Silva won $820,000 against Derek Brunson with an additional $200,000 as a victory bonus.

Moreover, his total earnings in the UFC are $8,732,000. In addition, he also shows his appearance in the film “Never Surrender” (2009). Furthermore, he earns roughly $1.2 million each year from these companies.

Anderson Silva| House

The former middleweight champion has put his property in the Los Angeles region on the market. Likewise, the property has a price tag of $4.9 million, which holds the longest-running record in UFC history.

Anderson Silva
Anderson’s House source: American Luxury

Similarly, the house was built in the year 2015 at Palos Verdes Estates. Moreover, it is divided into two levels, with retractable glass walls on both the higher and lower levels.

Furthermore, Silva’s home has six bedrooms, six full baths, and two half bathrooms.

In addition, the living room maintains the normal contemporary execution, with skylights, and vaulted ceilings. Likewise, there are polished tile floors combined with a white and off-white treatment for an airy effect. 

Anderson Silva Charity

Anderson Silva Foundation is the athlete’s non-profit charitable organization that was established in the year 2001.

Similarly, it focuses on assisting impoverished and disadvantaged children by financing charities and arranging activities.

Moreover, the organization has assisted numerous other non-profit groups in generating funds for various causes. In addition, Silva’s non-profit charity organization is thought to have given away more than $100 million in donations.

Anderson Silva| Social Media Presence

The athlete is quite active on various social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, etc. Likewise, his Instagram account has 1.2M followers.

Furthermore, his Twitter account contains 7.5M followers. In addition, Silva is also active on Facebook which has 5.7M followers.

Some FAQs

How long did the athlete hold the title of Middleweight?

For 2,457 days, Anderson holds the record for the most extended championship defense in UFC history.

How much does Silva get paid per fight?

His starting paycheck was $620,000, with a $50,000 bonus if he won or received Fight of the Night.

Who is Anderson Silva married to?

Silva’s wife is Dayane Silva who is also an athlete and thus has participated in gymnastics in her youth.

How tall is Anderson?

Similarly, he has accumulated a height of 6 feet 2 inches.

Quick Facts

Full Name Anderson da Silva
Nick-Name The Spider
Anderson Silva’s Net Worth $8 million
Birth Date April 14, 1975
Father’s Name Juarez Silva
Mother’s Name Vera Lucia da Silva
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality Brazillian-American
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse Dayane Silva
Children 5 (Kalyl Silva, Gabriel Silva, Kaory Silva, Joao Vitor Silva, and Kauana Silva)
Siblings Christian Edmundo Silva
Age 47 years old
Height 6’2″(1.88 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Reach 197 cm
Division Middleweight & Light heavyweight
Fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil
Team Chute Boxing Team, Muay Thai dream team, Brazillian Top Team, Black House, Team Nogueira, and Killer bees Muay Thai College
Rank Black prajied in Muay Thai, 3rd-degree black-belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, 5th dan black belt in Taekwondo, Yellow rope in Capoeira
Movies and TV Never Surrender(2009), Invincible Dragon(2019), Like Water(2011), Hell’s chain(2009), Till Luck Do Us Part 2(2013), Worms(2013), Tapped Out(2014), Monday Nights at Seven(2016), Ultimate Beastmaster(2017)
Years Active 1997-2020 (MMA), 1998, 2005, 2020 – Present (Boxing)
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Website spideranderson
Merch Funko Pop, Tshirt, Autographed Products
Last Updated May 2022

 

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