The UFC legend Anderson Silva will step inside the boxing ring against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on 19 June 2021. Ahead of this intriguing clash, here are 5 interesting things you need to know about Anderson Silva.
Besides being good at Muay Thai, Anderson Silva has black belts in judo, taekwondo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Silva has had two professional boxing matches to date. He has a professional boxing record of 1-1.
'The Spider' holds multiple UFC records such as Longest title reign in UFC history (2457 days), Longest win streak in UFC history (16), Most wins in UFC middleweight title fights (11), Most successful title defenses in the UFC middleweight division (10), and many more.
Silva spent the majority of his childhood in Curitiba with his aunt and uncle.
Silva used to work at a local McDonald's before he became the MMA star that he is today. He used this job to keep himself afloat as he grew up amid poverty.