20 Important Facts About Anderson “The Spider” Silva

Anderson “The Spider” Silva is a very popular Brazilian mixed martial artist that currently fights under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He had been an MMA fighter for almost 2 decades and already gathered a lot of major awards and championships. Silva is also one of the top fan favorite MMA fighters because of his lovable attitude towards his fans.

anderson-the-spider-silvaLet’s get to know more about Anderson Silva as we have listed some important facts about him below:

  1. His full name is Anderson da Silva and is commonly known by his nickname “The Spider”.
  2. Anderson Silva was born on April 14, 1975 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  3. He had a rough childhood and only learned BJJ through his neighbors who are practicing this technique.
  4. His listed height is 6 ft 2 in and weighing 84 kg.
  5. Silva is a Brazilian but currently live in Los Angeles, California because of his commitment to the UFC and all his MMA trainings are done here.
  6. His fighting styles are Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
  7. Silva started doing Muay Thai when he was still 16 years old.
  8. He started his training in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 14.
  9. Anderson Silva holds black belts in Taekwondo, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.
  10. Silva is fighting in the Middleweight Division but he was in the Light Heavyweight Division before.
  11. He has 13 post-fight bonus awards, 2nd in UFC history.
  12. Out of his 42 fights, 33 are wins and there are only 8 losses and 1 no contest decision.
  13. He was married to Dayane Silva and they already have 5 children.
  14. Silva was a former UFC Middleweight Champion.
  15. He currently holds the record of the longest title streak in the UFC history. It was after his 10 successful title defenses and 16 consecutive wins.
  16. Silva is now on the number 6 spot in the official UFC Middleweight rankings.
  17. Before he became an MMA fighter, he worked at McDonalds and as a file clerk.
  18. He once said that his personal heroes are Spiderman, Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali and of course, his mother.
  19. Silva is now 41 years old and one of the oldest active UFC fighters.
  20. Dana White, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President considered Silva as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.

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