Anderson "The Spider" Silva
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Team: Chute Boxe Academy (1997-2003)Muay Thai Dream Team (2003-2006)Brazilian Top Team (2003-2006)Black House (2007-2013) Team Nogueira Killer Bees Muay Thai College (Founded/Current Team)
Nationality: Brazilian American
Residence: Los Angeles, California, United States
Out of: Curitiba, Brazil
AccoladesWins by KO: 22
Wins by submission: 4
Anderson Silva is one of the most successful and well-known mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters in the world. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, he holds notable victories over some of the greatest MMA fighters such as Rich Franklin, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and more. He has also been a professional UFC middleweight champion for a record 10 years.
Born April 14th 1975 in Curitiba Brazil to Juares Silva and Maria das Graças Silva his family moved to Sao Paulo when he was 18 months old. While growing up in Sao Paulo Anderson trained with local Judo teams for several years before discovering Muay Thai at age 16 – which became a major focus throughout his teenage years leading him to begin competing professionally at 20 winning four consecutive victories by knockout or technical knockout from 1995 through 1996.
In 2006 Anderson signed an exclusive contract with UFC making him their first fighter from Brazil then known as “The Spider” he went on to become a legend within the organization holding numerous records that have yet to be broken defeating big names including former UFC light heavyweight champions Forrest Griffin and Quinton Jackson as well being awarded fight of the night bonuses nine times during his tenure with them becoming only fighter ever to win bonus money eight times consecutively!
Outside of fighting Anderson is involved in several charitable organizations including “Fight For Peace” which helps disadvantaged children living in Rio de Janeiro’s inner city slums by teaching them discipline through boxing and martial arts; plus The Gerson Institute where they work towards promoting awareness about natural cancer treatments often overlooked or ignored by modern medicine through research education advocacy programs etc… His philanthropy doesn’t stop there however as he even created Team Nogueira – named after fellow Brazilian fighter Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira – which provides health care nutrition sporting activities medical supplies etc.. all free-of-charge those communities suffering due poverty lack resources other issues around world.
With all these accomplishments under his belt it’s no wonder why fans across globe consider Anderson one greatest MMA fighters time – having won many awards titles accolades recognition nearly two decades experience sport now into Hall Fame 2017 being inducted only recently cementing legacy forevermore! Outside ring “The Spider” continues give back community making sure those need are taken care while still entertaining us thrilling fights showtime Las Vegas Nevada!