Anderson Silva Stats: Age, Record, Height, Weight, Reach, Belts, and More

Published 06/19/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Anderson Silva of Brazil kicks Israel Adesanya of New Zealand in their middleweight bout during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


For years, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva dominated the octagon. The MMA legend proved his superiority on many occasions in the sport. However, after 15 years in the UFC, ‘The Spider’ will go back to the boxing ring.

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Silva will face former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in an eight-round professional boxing match. So, as he prepares to take on the boxing world, let’s look at his record, stats, and everything you need to know about ‘The Spider’ Anderson Silva.

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Anderson Silva record

Considering Silva started his combat sports career in boxing, let’s look at his boxing record first. The Brazilian has a 1-1 record in the sport, with his victory and loss, both coming by knockout. However, the two bouts were seven years apart.

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Between his first and second professional boxing fights, Silva turned his attention to Mixed Martial Arts and made his competitive debut in 2000. He has since racked up an impressive 34-11-0 (1 NC) record. Whereas, his record in the UFC stands at 17-7-0.

During this period, he won the UFC middleweight title in just his second fight with the promotion and successfully defended it many times. As a result, he still holds the record for the longest win streak in the UFC with 16 straight wins.

Physical attributes of ‘The Spider’

The stats show why Silva is arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time. But let’s look at his physical attributes and see what made him so good.

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‘The Spider’ is 46-years-old at the time of writing. He stands at a height of 6-feet-2-inches and has an impressive 77-inch reach. In the UFC, Silva competed at middleweight and light heavyweight. However, for his bout against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., ‘The Spider’ came in at 182 lbs.

Other things you need to know about Silva

Given his imposing frame and his slick fighting style, it is no surprise that the Brazilian is one of the greatest fighters in the history of MMA. However, there is more to Silva than just his achievements in the octagon.

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Silva has a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the tutelage of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. The former UFC champion is a father to five children, three sons, and two daughters. And despite hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, ‘The Spider’ now lives in Los Angeles, California, as per BoxRec.

Therefore, these are a few things you need to know about ‘The Spider’ Anderson Silva, before his high-profile boxing match.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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