Photo of Wanderlei Silva
Team Wand Fight Team Academy
Age 42
Gender Male
Height 5' 11"
Weight 203 lbs.

Wanderlei Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, specializing in Muay Thai and having a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is the former IVC Light Heavyweight Champion, the former PRIDE Middleweight Champion, and the PRIDE 2003 Middleweight Grand Prix Champion. Silva earned the nickname "The Axe Murderer" for his extremely aggressive fighting style; the majority of his fights have either ended in a knockout or referee stoppage due to his strikes. Throughout his career, Silva has trained with Chute Boxe Academy in Brazil, and, since moving to the United States in 2007, he has trained at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. He currently trains in Brazil, with former Chute Boxe teammate Mauricio Rua, and in Las Vegas, at his newly opened Wand Fight Team Academy. On August 17, 2007, the UFC announced that they had signed Silva to compete in the organization.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 36-13-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 20 years, 7 months, 23 days
Rounds Fought 79.2
Avg. Fights/Year 2.4
Longest Layoff 4 years, 3 months, 22 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 week, 2 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 24 5 7
Losses 6 0 7
Finish Rate 80.6%
Finished Rate 46.2%
Win by Decision Rate 19.4%
Loss by Decision Rate 53.8%
Win by KO Rate 66.7%
Loss by KO Rate 46.2%
Win by SUB Rate 13.9%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Loss

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:19
Fastest KO 00:29
Fastest SUB 00:19
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.2
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 06:11
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.3
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 11:33
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Weightclass Opponent Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 09/29/2018 NC HW
(226.9 vs. 254.4)
Quinton Jackson No Contest
Bellator MMA 206
2 4:32
Official MMA Fight Results 06/24/2017 L LHW
(205.8 vs. 205.8)
Chael Sonnen Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Bellator MMA 180
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/02/2013 W LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
Brian Stann KO
UFC on Fuel 8 Japan: Silva vs Stann
2 4:08
Official MMA Fight Results 06/23/2012 L LHW
(188.0 vs. 190.0)
Rich Franklin Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 147: Silva vs Franklin II
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/19/2011 W MW Cung Le TKO/RSC
UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
2 4:49
Official MMA Fight Results 07/02/2011 L MW
(186.0 vs. 185.0)
Chris Leben TKO/RSC
UFC 132: Cruz vs.Faber
1 0:27
Official MMA Fight Results 02/20/2010 W MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
Michael Bisping Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/13/2009 L LHW
(194.0 vs. 194.0)
Rich Franklin Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 99: The Comeback
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/27/2008 L LHW
(203.0 vs. 206.0)
Quinton Jackson TKO/RSC
UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008
1 3:21
Official MMA Fight Results 05/24/2008 W LHW
(20.0 vs. 205.0)
Keith Jardine TKO/RSC
UFC 84: Ill Will
1 0:36
Official MMA Fight Results 12/29/2007 L LHW
(205.0 vs. 204.0)
Chuck Liddell Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 79: Nemesis
3 0:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/24/2007 L LHW
(205.0 vs. 200.0)
Dan Henderson TKO/RSC
Pride 33: Second Coming
3 2:08
NSF 09/10/2006 L Mirko Cro Cop KO (Head Kick)
Pride: Final Conflict Absolute 2006
1 5:22
NSF 07/01/2006 W Kazuyuki Fujita TKO/RSC (Corner Threw in the Towel)
Pride: Critical Countdown Absolute 2006
1 9:21
NSF 06/08/2006 W Claudemir Souza Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Rinos FC 2
1 0:00
NSF 12/31/2005 W MW Ricardo Arona Decision (Split Decision)
Pride: Shock Wave 2005
3 5:00
NSF 08/28/2005 L Ricardo Arona Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Final Conflict 2005
2 5:00
NSF 06/26/2005 W Kazuhiro Nakamura TKO/RSC (Strikes)
Pride: Critical Countdown 2005
1 5:24
NSF 04/23/2005 W Hidehiko Yoshida Decision (Split Decision)
Pride: Total Elimination 2005
3 5:00
NSF 12/31/2004 L Mark Hunt Decision (Split Decision)
Pride: Shock Wave 2004
3 5:00
NSF 10/31/2004 W MW Quinton Jackson KO
Pride 28: High Octane
2 3:26
NSF 08/15/2004 W Yuki Kondo KO
Pride: Final Conflict 2004
1 2:46
NSF 02/15/2004 W Ikuhisa Minowa KO (Punches)
Pride: Bushido 2
1 1:09
NSF 11/09/2003 W Hidehiko Yoshida Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Final Conflict 2003
2 5:00
NSF 11/09/2003 W Quinton Jackson TKO/RSC (Knees)
Pride: Final Conflict 2003
1 6:28
NSF 08/10/2003 W Kazushi Sakuraba KO (Punch)
Pride: Total Elimination 2003
1 5:00
NSF 11/24/2002 W MW Hiromitsu Kanehara TKO/RSC
Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2
1 3:40
NSF 08/28/2002 W Tatsuya Iwasaki TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Pride: Shock Wave
1 1:16
NSF 04/28/2002 D Mirko Cro Cop Draw
Pride 20: Armed and Ready
5 3:00
NSF 02/24/2002 W MW Kiyoshi Tamura TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Pride 19: Bad Blood
2 2:28
NSF 12/23/2001 W Alexander Otsuka TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
Pride 18: Cold Fury 2
3 2:22
NSF 11/03/2001 W MW Kazushi Sakuraba TKO/RSC
Pride 17: Championship Chaos
1 10:00
NSF 05/27/2001 W Shungo Oyama TKO/RSC (Strikes)
Pride 14: Clash of the Titans
1 0:30
NSF 03/25/2001 W Kazushi Sakuraba TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Knees and Stomp)
Pride 13: Collision Course
1 1:38
NSF 12/23/2000 W Dan Henderson Decision
Pride 12: Cold Fury
2 10:00
NSF 10/31/2000 NC Gilbert Yvel No Contest (Unintentional Groin Strikes)
Pride 11: Battle of the Rising Sun
1 0:21
NSF 08/27/2000 W Guy Mezger KO (Punches)
Pride 10: Return of the Warriors
1 3:45
NSF 08/12/2000 W Todd Medina KO (Punch)
Meca Vale Tudo 2
1 0:38
NSF 04/14/2000 L LHW Tito Ortiz Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3
5 5:00
NSF 01/30/2000 W Bob Schrijber Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Pride: Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
1 2:42
NSF 11/21/1999 W Daijiro Matsui Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride 8
2 10:00
NSF 09/12/1999 W Carl Greco-Ognibene Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride 7
2 10:00
NSF 05/07/1999 W Tony Paterra KO (Knee)
UFC 20: Battle for the Gold
1 2:53
NSF 04/28/1999 W Eugene Jackson Submission (Punches)
International Vale Tudo Championship 10: World Class Champions
1 0:31
NSF 01/20/1999 W Adrian Serrano KO (Punches and Kick)
International Vale Tudo Championship 9: The Revenge
1 0:29
NSF 10/16/1998 L Vitor Belfort TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC: Ultimate Brazil
1 0:44
NSF 08/23/1998 W Mike Van Arsdale KO (Punches and Kick)
International Vale Tudo Championship 6: The Challenge
1 4:00
NSF 09/14/1997 W Sean Bormet KO (Kick)
International Vale Tudo Championship 2: A Question of Pride
1 1:16
NSF 09/14/1997 W Egidio de Costa Submission (Punches)
International Vale Tudo Championship 2: A Question of Pride
1 2:27
NSF 09/14/1997 L Artur Mariano TKO/RSC ( Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
International Vale Tudo Championship 2: A Question of Pride
1 13:10
NSF 07/01/1997 W Marcelao Submission (Vebal Submission from a Shoulder Injury)
Brazilian Vale Tudo 7
1 0:19
NSF 11/01/1996 W Dilson Filho KO
Brazilian Vale Tudo 6
1 3:36
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class