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Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva
Personal information
Born Anderson Da Silva
April 14, 1975 (1975-04-14) (age 42)
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nickname "The Spider"
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Reach 77.6 inches (1.97 m)
Career information
Division Middleweight
Style Muay Thai/BJJ
Fought out of Curitiba, Brazil
Team Chute Boxe Academy/Muay Thai Dream Team/Black House/Team Nogueira
Years active 1997-present
MMA Record
Wins 33
Loses 6

Anderson "The Spider" Silva (born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Muay Thai Mixed martial arts fighter currently for UFC and is the former UFC Middleweight champion. He has also competed in PRIDE Fighting Championships, Cage Rage, Shooto, and Rumble on the Rock. Once a member of Chute Boxe Academy, he left to form the Muay Thai Dream Team. In late November 2006, he joined a new team called Black House with Lyoto Machida, Vitor Belfort, Assuerio Silva, and the Nogueira brothers. On May 16, 2008, Silva and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira opened the Team Nogueira MMA Academy in Miami, Florida. Silva was an assistant coach alongside Lyoto Machida for Team Nogueira in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.

BiographyEdit

Although known primarily for his skills in Muay Thai, Silva is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which he earned in 2006 from Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Early mixed martial artsEdit

Silva initially fought in the Mecca organization in Brazil. Silva lost his first fight to Luiz Azeredo by decision. After that fight, he went on a nine-fight winning streak, winning six of those fights by either submission or TKO. After winning his first match in Japan he was put up against Shooto champion Hayato Sakurai. Silva was the first person to ever beat Sakurai, and became the new Shooto middleweight (167 lb) champion in 2001.

PRIDE Fighting Championships and Cage RageEdit

In 2002, Silva began fighting in PRIDE. In his first fight with the promotion, he stopped Alex Steibling with a cut resulting from a high kick. In his next match, he won via decision against the "Diet Butcher" Alexander Otsuka. At PRIDE 25, Silva faced former UFC welterweight champion Carlos Newton. Newton tried to shoot in on Silva, but was hit with a flying knee. Newton collapsed and Silva finished the fight with strikes, winning by technical knockout.

At Pride 26, Silva faced Daiju Takase. Considering his record at the time – with only four wins to seven losses – Takase was a strong underdog. Surprisingly, Takase submitted Silva with a triangle choke late in the first round.

After his loss to Takase, Silva fought in other promotions around the world. On June 27, 2004, Silva fought Jeremy Horn and earned a decision victory. Three months later, Silva made his debut in the Cage Rage promotion in England. At Cage Rage 8 Silva fought and defeated noted striker Lee Murray by decision.

That year, Silva returned to PRIDE on December 31 to face Ryo Chonan. Silva was in control with a take down and body triangle in the first round. Chonan was able to counter Silva's knees from the clinch, with knees, and takedowns. Despite being the underdog, Chonan ended the fight in the third round with a flying scissor heel hook, forcing Silva to submit.

After the loss to Chonan, Silva continued fighting in the Cage Rage promotion, as well as other promotions around the world. Silva defended his Cage Rage title against Curtis Stout before fighting in Hawaii's Rumble on the Rock promotion, where he fought Yushin Okami in the first round of the 175 lb tournament. Although he was labeled as the favorite to win the tournament, Silva lost his fight when he kicked Okami in the face from the guard position. Okami's knees were on the ground at the time, making the attack an illegal strike to the head of a downed opponent. Silva was disqualified, and remains bitter about the incident. "I feel it was a cheap, cowardly way of winning.. Silva went further and said that "People that were there saw that he was in the condition to come back and keep fighting, and he didn't."

Although he was slated to fight Matt Lindland at Cage Rage 16, Lindland's decision to fight Mike Van Arsdale at Raze Fight Night put an end to the highly-anticipated match up. Instead, Silva defended his championship against Tony Fryklund, winning the fight with a reverse elbow, knocking out Fryklund early in the first round.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Although speculation ran rampant about where Silva would sign next, the UFC announced in late April 2006 that they had signed him to a multi-fight contract, one of these fights believed to be for the middleweight title. It was not long before the UFC started promoting Silva, releasing an interview segment almost immediately after announcing his arrival.

Silva made his anticipated debut at Ultimate Fight Night 5 on June 28, 2006. His opponent was Chris Leben, a contestant from The Ultimate Fighter who had since gone undefeated in the UFC with five consecutive victories. A relatively unknown fighter in the United States, Silva made an emphatic debut when he knocked out Leben with a flurry of strikes, followed by a final knee strike at 49 seconds into the first round. In response to the victory, the UFC quickly tallied a poll on their main page, asking viewers to select Silva's next opponent; the majority of voters selected UFC middleweight champion, Rich Franklin.[1]

Although it is unknown whether the UFC voters had any bearing on the situation, Silva was given his chance at the title at UFC 64 on October 14, 2006. Silva defeated Franklin by TKO (strikes) at 2:59 in the first round. Silva hit Franklin with knees to the body in the Muay Thai-clinch, then broke Franklin's nose with a knee to the face. Unable to strike back, Franklin dodged the last of Silva's strikes before falling to the ground, where referee John McCarthy ended the fight. Silva was then crowned the new UFC middleweight champion. Anderson Silva joined Black House-teammate Lyoto Machida as the only men to have beaten Franklin.[2]

On February 3, 2007, Silva defeated The Ultimate Fighter 4 winner Travis Lutter by submission in the second round via triangle choke at UFC 67.[3] What was to be Silva's first title defense since defeating Franklin in October 2006 was quickly changed to a non-title bout following Lutter's unsuccessful attempt to make the 185 pound weight limit for the title contest.[4]

Silva successfully defended his title against Nate Marquardt on July 7, 2007 in Sacramento, California on the UFC 73 card, winning by TKO at 4:50 in the first round.[5]

On October 20, 2007 at UFC 77, Silva defeated Franklin in a rematch by TKO in the 2nd round. The fight was in Franklin's home town of Cincinnati, Ohio and took place at the U.S. Bank Arena.[6]

Silva defended his UFC Middleweight Championship against Pride FC Welterweight champion Dan Henderson at UFC 82 on March 1, 2008 in a title unification bout, winning by submission via rear naked choke in the second round.[7]

Silva then moved up to the Lightheavyweight class to face James Irvin at UFC Fight Night: Silva vs Irvin on July 19, 2008.[8] James Irvin threw a right body kick and Silva immediately countered with a straight right hand, knocking "The Sandman" out at 1:01 in round 1.[9] James Irvin tested positive for illegal substances after the fight.[10] It was announced that he will face Patrick Côté at UFC 90 on October 25, 2008 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.[11]

Silva's next fight was on October 25, 2008, at UFC 90 in Rosemont, Illinois, Silva defended his Middleweight title against Patrick Côté. In the third round, Côté landed awkwardly on his right leg while throwing a kick and fell to the mat grasping his right knee in pain. Referee Herb Dean declared the fight over when Côté could not continue, ruling the bout a TKO victory for Silva. Côté, however, became the first of Silva's UFC opponents to make it past the 2nd round.[12]

After his fight with Côté, Silva was criticized for seemingly avoiding contact during the bout. Dana White criticized Silva, saying: "I didn't understand Silva's tactics... It wasn't the Anderson Silva I've been watching the last two years." Silva said in the post-fight news conference.

Silva continued his rain of dominance against Brazilian Thales Leites at UFC 97. Through out the fight, the crowd repeatedly booed his lackluster performance, bored expression, and frustrated attempts to goad his opponent into fighting, and in the 4th and 5th rounds took to dancing, lowering his guard and slapping his opponent without retaliation.[13] Following the fight, Dana White has stated that he was "embarrassed" by Silva's performance, but still said that he believes him to be "the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world".[14]

Silva returned to the Lightheavyweight division to face The Ultimate Fighter 1 winner Forrest Griffin at UFC 101 in Philadelphia. Griffin was knocked down three times in the first round. The bout earned Silva Beatdown of the Year honors from Sherdog. The bout shared those honors with the second bout between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir. Both fighters were awarded $60,000 as Fight of the Night bonuses and Silva received $60,000 in bonus money for Knockout of the Night.[15]

After defeating Griffin, a Yahoo! Sports reporter allegedly claimed that Silva's manager, Ed Soares, had confirmed that Silva would abandon his Middleweight belt to fight at Light Heavyweight.[16] However, Soares and a UFC spokesperson confirmed that a conversation agreeing Silva would permanently move up to Light Heavyweight never took place. Silva did not relinquish his title to fight exclusively at Light Heavyweight. Soares stated his attorney plans to speak to Yahoo! Sports about the matter.[17]

Silva was expected to defend the UFC Middleweight Championship against Vitor Belfort on January 2, 2010, at UFC 108. However, Ed Soares announced that the bout would not take place as Silva would not be fully recovered from surgery. Silva was then set to face Belfort on February 6, 2010, at UFC 109. The fight, however, was dependent on Silva's healing, which he described as "not going as planned."[18] The fight was canceled because of Silva's slow recovery.[19] Silva was once again scheduled to face Belfort on April 10, 2010 at UFC 112.[20] The fight was later canceled again due to an injury to Belfort.[21] Demian Maia was selected to fill the spot and take on Silva for the belt.

In the first two rounds fighting Maia, Silva appeared to mock his opponent while employing quick, precise striking. In the third round, however, Silva's tempo seemed to change. He looked to Maia to be the aggressor while he largely circled and taunted his opponent. In the fifth round, Silva's lack of action prompted referee Dan Miragliotta to warn Silva for his conduct. The crowd began to side with Maia, who was the only fighter attempting to engage.[22] After 5 rounds, Silva was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Silva was widely criticized for his performance. Dana White said it was the most embarrassed he had ever been since becoming UFC president.[23] Midway through the fourth round, White walked away from the fight and gave the championship belt to Silva's manager, Ed Soares. White was so annoyed that he declined to personally place the belt around Silva's waist, claiming it was the first time he had done so after a title match.[24] It was also claimed that Silva verbally taunted Maia saying "Come on, hit me in the face playboy."[25] In the immediate post-fight interview, Silva apologized and said that he wasn't himself and that he would need to go back and reevaluate the humility that got him to where he is. In the post-fight interview, Silva made multiple references about how Demian insulted him before the bout. However, the pre-fight banter was seen by many as not out of the ordinary.

Silva's next fight was against Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 on August 7, 2010. Sonnen dominated the entire fight with takedowns and a constant ground-and-pound attack. Sonnen dropped Silva twice in the fight. In the final round, Silva was able to lock up a triangle armbar on Sonnen, forcing Sonnen to submit at 3:10 of Round 5.[26]

Silva was hit more in the fight than in his entire UFC career up till that point. According to CompuStrike, in his first 11 UFC fights, Silva was hit 208 times. Sonnen hit him a total of 289 times.[27] After the bout it was revealed that Sonnen would have won a judges' decision. All three judges had Sonnen marked as the winner of all four rounds, judges Nelson Hamilton and Dan Stell had Sonnen taking Round 1 10–8, as well as Hamilton awarding the challenger another 10–8 total in Round 3.[28]

Silva later claimed to have gone into the fight with a cracked rib and that a doctor advised him not to fight.[29] Following the fight the California State Athletic Commission confirmed that Chael Sonnen tested positive for synthetic testosterone, with his test having revealed a high testosterone to epitestosterone ratio, indicative of testosterone replacement therapy.[30] Dana White announced that Sonnen would get a rematch upon Silva return. This was revoked after the issue with his testosterone ratio came to light, however, after Sonnen came back and won two straight fights, Dana White scheduled the rematch.

Return and title lossEdit

Silva faced Vitor Belfort on February 5, 2011, at UFC 126.[31] Belfort was expected to face Yushin Okami on November 13, 2010, at UFC 122, but was replaced by Nate Marquardt.[32] After a "feeling out" period of about two and a half minutes in the first round, Silva and Belfort started to trade strikes. Silva landed a front kick to Belfort's jaw and followed up with punches to the grounded challenger. Referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight at 3:25 into the first round. With the win Silva handed Belfort his first KO loss in 28 career fights and extended his record streak of title defenses to eight.[33]

Silva then faced Yushin Okami on August 27, 2011, at UFC 134. He defeated the Japanese middleweight by TKO at 2:04 of round 2, displaying skilled head movement and accurate striking. His record then went to 31–4, avenging his DQ loss to Okami back in 2006.[34]

A rematch with Chael Sonnen was to take place on June 23, 2012, at UFC 147,[35] but the bout was moved back to July 7, 2012, at UFC 148, while the expected co-feature of the Brazilian event, a rematch between Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva would headline the event. The change was due to a scheduling conflict with the UN Conference Rio+20, which occurred during the same time frame as UFC 147. At UFC 148, after again being dominated throughout the first round, Silva stopped Sonnen in the second with a TKO.[36]

He became the first to stop Stephan Bonnar via strikes in the 1st round of a light heavyweight bout on October 13, 2012, at UFC 153.[37]

Silva faced Chris Weidman on July 6, 2013, at UFC 162. He lost by KO in the second round, ending his streak of the longest title reign in UFC history.[38][39]

A rematch was held at UFC 168 on December 28. Weidman dominated the first round; it was reported that Silva may have also cracked his shin bone against Weidman during the first leg check.[40] In the second round Weidman checked one of Silva's leg kicks again, breaking Silva's left fibula and tibia and ending the fight via TKO.[41][42] Immediately after the fight, Silva had orthopedic surgery to stabilize his tibia with an intramedullary rod; his fibula was reset and is not expected to require surgery. A UFC statement called the surgery "successful" and said those with similar injuries generally take three to six months to recover. Silva has not decided whether he will retire.[43]

Personal lifeEdit

Silva has three sons and two daughters with his wife, Dayane.[44][45] Silva appeared in Never Surrender in 2009.[46] A documentary about Silva called Like Water, was released in 2011.

In a 2008 interview with MMA Weekly, Anderson Silva's manager stated: "Anderson would love to fight Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match up under boxing rules to prove that MMA fighters are technical, too."[47] UFC president, Dana White, later expressed that he would use his veto power to stop such a match from taking place because he does not need his fighters getting themselves injured while fighting outside of the octagon.[48] Silva, however, has commented: "After my contract with the UFC is finished, I will set up the fight with Jones Jr. The fight has already been permitted by Jones himself." In April 2009, Jones himself confirmed he is still interested in fighting Silva: "I'm going to try and make it happen. He's saying he wants to fight me, so, OK, I'm ready. Let's brawl." Roy Jones Jr. was in attendance at UFC 101.

Silva has said on numerous occasions that he believes long-time friend and former UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn to be the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the history of the sport.[49][50][51][52]

ChampionshipsEdit

  • Former UFC Middleweight Champion
  • Final Cage Rage World Middleweight Champion
  • Former Shooto Middleweight Champion

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 33–6 Chris Weidman TKO (leg injury) UFC 168 02013-
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December 28, 2013
2 1:16 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For the UFC Middleweight Championship
Loss 33–5 Chris Weidman KO (punches) UFC 162 02013-
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July 6, 2013
2 1:18 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 33–4 Stephan Bonnar TKO (knee to the body and punches) UFC 153 02012-
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October 13, 2012
1 4:40 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Light Heavyweight bout; Extended UFC record for most consecutive wins (16). Bonnar tested positive for illegal substances.
Win 32–4 Chael Sonnen TKO (knee to the body and punches) UFC 148 02012-
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July 7, 2012
2 1:55 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Defended the UFC Middleweight Championship; Extended record for most consecutive title defenses (10); Knockout of the Night.
Win 31–4 Yushin Okami TKO (punches) UFC 134 02011-
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August 27, 2011
2 2:04 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Defended the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 30–4 Vitor Belfort KO (front kick and punches) UFC 126 02011-
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February 5, 2011
1 3:25 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Defended the UFC Middleweight Championship; Knockout of the Night.
Win 29–4 Chael Sonnen Submission (triangle armbar) UFC 117 02010-
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August 7, 2010
5 3:10 Oakland, California, United States Defended the UFC Middleweight Championship; Fight of the Night & Submission of the Night; Sonnen tested positive for illegal substances.
Win 28–4 Demian Maia Decision (unanimous) UFC 112 02010-
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April 10, 2010
5 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Defended the UFC Middleweight Championship; Broke record for most consecutive title defenses (6).
Win 27–4 Forrest Griffin KO (punch) UFC 101 02009-
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August 8, 2009
1 3:23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Light Heavyweight bout; Fight & Knockout of the Night; Griffin tested positive for illegal substances.[53]
Win 26–4 Thales Leites Decision (unanimous) UFC 97 02009-
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April 18, 2009
5 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Defended the UFC Middleweight Championship; Broke UFC record for most consecutive wins (9).
Win 25–4 Patrick Côté TKO (knee injury) UFC 90 02008-
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October 25, 2008
3 0:39 Rosemont, Illinois, United States Defended the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 24–4 James Irvin KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Silva vs Irvin 02008-
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July 19, 2008
1 1:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Light Heavyweight bout; Irvin tested positive for illegal substances.
Win 23–4 Dan Henderson Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 82 02008-
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March 1, 2008
2 4:50 Columbus, Ohio, United States Defended the UFC Middleweight Championship; Fight of the Night & Submission of the Night; Unified the Pride Welterweight & UFC Middleweight titles.
Win 22–4 Rich Franklin TKO (knees) UFC 77 02007-
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October 20, 2007
2 1:07 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Defended the UFC Middleweight Championship; Knockout of the Night.
Win 21–4 Nate Marquardt TKO (punches) UFC 73 02007-
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July 7, 2007
1 4:50 Sacramento, California, United States Defended the UFC Middleweight Championship; Knockout of the Night.
Win 20–4 Travis Lutter Submission (triangle choke with elbows) UFC 67 02007-
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February 3, 2007
2 2:11 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Non-title fight (Lutter did not make weight).
Win 19–4 Rich Franklin TKO (knees) UFC 64 02006-
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October 14, 2006
1 2:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the UFC Middleweight Championship; Knockout of the Night.
Win 18–4 Chris Leben KO (knee) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 02006-
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June 28, 2006
1 0:49 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States UFC Middleweight title eliminator; Knockout of the Night
Win 17–4 Tony Fryklund KO (reverse elbow) Cage Rage 16 02006-
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April 22, 2006
1 2:02 London, England, United Kingdom Defended the Cage Rage Middleweight Championship.
Loss 16–4 Yushin Okami DQ (illegal upkick) Rumble on the Rock 8 02006-
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January 20, 2006
1 2:33 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States WW Tournament Opening Round; Silva was disqualified for delivering an illegal upkick.
Win 16–3 Curtis Stout KO (punches) Cage Rage 14 02005-
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December 3, 2005
1 4:59 London, England, United Kingdom Defended the Cage Rage Middleweight Championship.
Win 15–3 Jorge Rivera TKO (knees & punches) Cage Rage 11 02005-
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April 30, 2005
2 3:53 London, England, United Kingdom Defended the Cage Rage Middleweight Championship.
Loss 14–3 Ryo Chonan Submission (flying scissor heel hook) Pride Shockwave 2004 02004-
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December 31, 2004
3 3:08 Saitama, Japan
Win 14–2 Lee Murray Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage 8 02004-
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September 11, 2004
3 5:00 London, England, United Kingdom Won the Cage Rage Middleweight Championship.
Win 13–2 Jeremy Horn Decision (unanimous) Gladiator 2 02004-
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June 27, 2004
3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 12–2 Waldir dos Anjos TKO (corner stoppage) Conquista Fight 1 02003-
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December 20, 2003
1 5:00 Bahia, Brazil
Loss 11–2 Daiju Takase Submission (triangle choke) Pride 26 02003-
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June 8, 2003
1 8:33 Yokohama, Japan
Win 11–1 Carlos Newton KO (flying knee & punches) Pride 25 02003-
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March 16, 2003
1 6:27 Yokohama, Japan
Win 10–1 Alexander Otsuka Decision (unanimous) Pride 22 02002-
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September 29, 2002
3 5:00 Nagoya, Japan
Win 9–1 Alex Stiebling TKO (doctor stoppage) Pride 21 02002-
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June 23, 2002
1 1:23 Saitama, Japan
Win 8–1 Roan Carneiro Submission (punches) Mecca 6 02002-
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January 31, 2002
1 5:32 Paraná, Brazil
Win 7–1 Hayato Sakurai Decision (unanimous) Shooto 7 02001-
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August 26, 2001
3 5:00 Osaka, Japan Won the Shooto Middleweight (168 pounds) Championship
Win 6–1 Israel Albuquerque Submission (punches) Mecca 5 02001-
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June 9, 2001
1 6:17 Paraná, Brazil
Win 5–1 Tetsuji Kato Decision (unanimous) Shooto 2 02001-
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March 2, 2001
3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–1 Claudionor Fontinelle TKO (punches & knees) Mecca 4 02000-
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December 16, 2000
1 4:35 Paraná, Brazil
Win 3–1 Jose Barreto TKO (head kick & punches) Mecca 2 02000-
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1 1:06 Paraná, Brazil
Loss 2–1 Luiz Azeredo Decision (unanimous) Mecca 1 02000-
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May 27, 2000
2 10:00 Paraná, Brazil
Win 2–0 Fabrício Camões TKO (retirement) BFC 1 01997-
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June 25, 1997
1 25:14 Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Win 1–0 Raimundo Pinheiro Submission (rear-naked choke) BFC 1 01997-
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June 25, 1997
1 1:53 Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

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External linksEdit

Sherdog logo2 Professional MMA record for Anderson Silva from Sherdog Fight Finder

Official UFC Profile

Anderson Silva official site

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