Where Does Anderson Silva Live?: Nationality, Ethnicity and Religion

Published 06/18/2021, 1:30 PM EDT


Despite a few scratchy losses on his resume, Anderson Silva will remain an all-time great in the history of combat sports. The former UFC middleweight champion is one of the best strikers in the world and even at 46, he appears to have desired more challenges. While many fighters hang up their gloves as they grow old, ‘Spider’ is looking for crossover fights.

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Hence, he continues to be a role model for all the fight fans. Nevertheless, Anderson Silva no longer appears invincible. His dominant run in the UFC from 2006 to 2012 ended on a vile note as he bagged only one win in his next 9 fights.

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Despite that record, fans could never complain as the veteran fighter gave it all to entertain the audience. Starting from jaw-dropping wins to suffering horrific injuries, Anderson Silva has seen everything in his fighting career. Here’s a deeper look into the future Hall of Famer’s personal attributes.

Anderson Silva – ‘The Spider’ of combat

Per Box Rec, ‘The Spider’ is a resident of Los Angeles, California, USA. However, Silva is actually a Brazilian and was born in Sao Paulo. Hence, he proudly represents his Brazilian nationality.

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Furthermore, Anderson Silva is also one of the most decorated Brazilian fighters of all time. According to the reports of ethnicityceleb.com. the Brazilian boxer comes from an African ethnicity.

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While he kept fighting harder for sustainability, Anderson Silva grabbed a black belt in Judo, yellow rope in Capoeira, and became an expert in Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. Meanwhile, as Silva also made his MMA debut late, it urged many to ridicule his chances as a fighter.

However, back in his prime, Silva turned out to be a terror for other fighters. Given his aura, he could successfully gain a legendary status in the sport and is considered the greatest middleweight fighter in UFC history. Hence, he could become one of the most inspiring ‘rags to riches’ stories for fight fans all over the world.

Do you think ‘Spider’ Silva deserves all the attention he receives from fight fans?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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