WATCH: Anderson Silva’s Son Made His Pro Kickboxing Debut With a Stunning Head Kick Knockout

Published 08/16/2021, 1:29 AM EDT


During his reign as the middleweight champion in the UFC, Anderson Silva established himself as a force to be reckoned with. ‘The Spider’ made world-class opponents look like day-one amateurs. His performances inside the octagon inspired many to take up the sport, including the likes of Israel Adesanya, and most recently, his son Kalyl Silva. 

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The 22-year old plays as a forward for the LA10 in the United Premier Soccer League. Kalyl Silva made his kickboxing debut in the 159-pound weight class against Anthony Reynaga. Much like his father has done multiple times during his career, Kalyl ended the fight with an inch-perfect high kick. The fight was over within 12-seconds as Kalyl landed a left high-kick that immediately knocked his opponent down to the floor. The referee stepped in and called the fight immediately. 

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It will be interesting to see how Anderson Silva’s son progresses in the world of combat sports. If his debut is anything to judge him by, he has the same speed and flair that his father possessed.

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Anderson Silva set to continue his fighting legacy

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Anderson Silva parted ways with the UFC after 14 years with the promotion. Silva won just one of his last ten fights with the UFC, with his last fight being a stoppage loss against Uriah Hall. Silva wanted to stay active and compete, which led to him switching over to boxing.

He made his boxing debut against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. A fight he won via split decision. Silva put on an excellent display at his boxing debut against an opponent who had way more experience. Silva will now take on a former UFC fighter in Tito Ortiz in his second professional boxing match. 

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The duo will fight on the undercard of Oscar De La Hoya vs Vitor Belfort, which will take place on September 11th under Triller production. There were reports that a fight between Silva and Logan Paul would be next for ‘The Spider’ but the fight did not materialize in time for the September 11th card. 

What do you make of Tito Ortiz vs Anderson Silva? Who do you think wins that fight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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