Anderson Silva

Overview

***Current UFC Middleweight Champion***

Anderson Silva is a bit of an enigma in the world of Mixed Martial Arts; a highly talented and skilled fighter who simply doesn’t always bring his A-Game to a fight. While the lackluster performances haven’t been enough for anyone to topple the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion, they have made for some boring fights, and are the likely reason Silva has lost the best Pound-for-Pound fighter title.

With devastating strikes, an unbelievable chin, and a technically sound ground game, Silva is one of the best-versed fighters in today’s MMA world. Considering he hasn’t lost a fight since 2006, while fighting the very best fighters in the game, Silva is among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC, and is considered one the MMA world’s all-time greats.

  • Date of Birth – April 14, 1975 (Age 36) in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Weight Division – Heavyweight: 6’ 2” tall; fights at 184 lbs
  • Nickname – “The Spider”

 

Interesting Facts

Silva is a former professional boxer with a record of 1-1 in his native Brazil.

Silva holds the record for most title defenses without a loss –a record that currently stands at 9 straight wins.

Strengths

One of the best strikers in MMA, often unleashing a barrage of pinpoint punches, elbows, knees and kicks on his opponents, Silva has zero deficiencies in his stand-up game, being equally adept at close-quarters fighting, distance, and even in the clinch.

If Silva’s stand-up game lacks any holes, so does his ground skills. While not on display as often as his striking, Silva is a skilled grappler by all accounts –one of the reasons his opponents try to trade punches with him.

Weaknesses

As you can tell from the Strength’s Header, Silva doesn’t have very many weaknesses; in fact his only weakness may be his supreme confidence, and his poor game plans going into fights. With many boring fights, where Silva has underperformed, many people feel that eventually this will be the cause of Silva’s decline in MMA.

Fight History

  • Overall record – 31 wins – 4 losses
  • How he wins: 18 (T)KO’s; 6 Submissions; 7 Decisions
  • Losses: 2 by Submission; 1 by Decision; 1 by Disqualification

Result

Record

Opponent

Method

Event

Date

Round

Time

Win

31-4

Yushin Okami TKO (punches) UFC 134 02011-08-27August 27, 2011

2

2:04

Win

30–4

Vitor Belfort KO (front kick and punches) UFC 126 02011-02-05 February 5, 2011

1

3:25

Win

29–4

Chael Sonnen Submission (triangle armbar) UFC 117 02010-08-07 August 7, 2010

5

3:10

Win

28–4

Demian Maia Decision (unanimous) UFC 112 02010-04-10 April 10, 2010

5

5:00

Win

27–4

Forrest Griffin KO (punch) UFC 101 02009-08-08 August 8, 2009

1

3:23

Win

26–4

Thales Leites Decision (unanimous) UFC 97 02009-04-18 April 18, 2009

5

5:00

Win

25–4

Patrick Côté TKO (knee injury) UFC 90 02008-10-25 October 25, 2008

3

0:39

Win

24–4

James Irvin KO (punches) UFC: Silva vs Irvin 02008-07-19 July 19, 2008

1

1:01

Win

23–4

Dan Henderson Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 82 02008-03-01 March 1, 2008

2

4:50

Win

22–4

Rich Franklin TKO (knees) UFC 77 02007-10-20 October 20, 2007

2

1:07

Win

21–4

Nate Marquardt TKO (punches) UFC 73 02007-07-07 July 7, 2007

1

4:50

Win

20–4

Travis Lutter Submission (elbows) UFC 67 02007-02-03 February 3, 2007

2

2:11

Win

19–4

Rich Franklin KO (knee) UFC 64 02006-10-14 October 14, 2006

1

2:59

Win

18–4

Chris Leben KO (knee) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 02006-06-28 June 28, 2006

1

0:49

Win

17–4

Tony Fryklund KO (elbow) Cage Rage 16 02006-04-22 April 22, 2006

1

2:02

Loss

16–4

Yushin Okami DQ (illegal kick) Rumble on the Rock 8 02006-01-20 January 20, 2006

1

2:33

Win

16–3

Curtis Stout KO (punches) Cage Rage 14 02005-12-03 December 3, 2005

1

4:59

Win

15–3

Jorge Rivera TKO (knees and punches) Cage Rage 11 02005-04-30 April 30, 2005

2

3:53

Loss

14–3

Ryo Chonan Submission (flying heel hook) Pride Shockwave 2004 02004-12-31 December 31, 2004

3

3:08

Win

14–2

Lee Murray Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage 8 02004-09-11 September 11, 2004

3

5:00

Win

13–2

Jeremy Horn Decision (unanimous) Gladiator FC: Day 2 02004-06-27 June 27, 2004

3

5:00

Win

12–2

Waldir dos Anjos TKO (corner stoppage) Conquista Fight 1 02003-12-20 December 20, 2003

1

5:00

Loss

11–2

Daiju Takase Submission (triangle choke) Pride 26 02003-06-08 June 8, 2003

1

8:33

Win

11–1

Carlos Newton KO (flying knee and punches) Pride 25 02003-03-16 March 16, 2003

1

6:27

Win

10–1

Alexander Otsuka Decision (unanimous) Pride 22 02002-09-29 September 29, 2002

3

5:00

Win

9–1

Alex Stiebling TKO (doctor stoppage) Pride 21 02002-06-23 June 23, 2002

1

1:23

Win

8–1

Roan Carneiro Submission (punches) Mecca: World Vale Tudo 6 02002-01-31 January 31, 2002

1

5:32

Win

7–1

Hayato Sakurai Decision (unanimous) Shooto: To The Top 7 02001-08-26 August 26, 2001

3

5:00

 

Experts Opinions and Insights

Steve: “An absolute freak when it comes to taking a punch and the best all-around fighter in MMA at the moment in my opinion.”

Mike: “Right now there is nobody that can challenge him in the Middleweight Division.”

Claire: “My FAVORITE fighter, The Spider was made for MMA competitions.”

 

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