Photo of Anderson Silva
Team Black House
Age 44
Gender Male
Height 6' 2"
Weight Class Middleweight

Anderson Silva, known primarily for his Muay Thai skills, is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. "The Spider" was crowned the UFC middleweight champion after his victory via TKO over Rich Franklin in October of 2006. It is because of Silva's dominance, in such promotions as the UFC and PRIDE, that he has been said to be the "best pound for pound Mixed Martial Arts fighter in the world." Since being a member of the Chute Boxe Academy, Silva has joined Team Black House. Anderson Silva has competed as both a light heavyweight and middleweight in the UFC. On many occasions, "The Spider" has said that he plans to retire in 2009, the year his UFC contract expires.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 34-10-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 21 years, 10 months, 15 days
Rounds Fought 77.2
Avg. Fights/Year 2.0
Longest Layoff 2 years, 11 months, 1 day
Quickest Turnaround 1 month, 17 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 21 5 8
Losses 3 2 4
Finish Rate 76.5%
Finished Rate 50.0%
Win by Decision Rate 23.5%
Loss by Decision Rate 40.0%
Win by KO Rate 61.8%
Loss by KO Rate 30.0%
Win by SUB Rate 14.7%
Loss by SUB Rate 20.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

2 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO 00:49
Fastest SUB 01:53
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.6
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 08:04
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.2
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 11:09
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 05/11/2019 L
(34-9-0)
Jared Cannonier
(10-4-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 237
1 4:47
Official MMA Fight Results 02/09/2019 L
(34-8-0)
Israel Adesanya
(15-0-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 234: Whitaker vs Gastelum
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/11/2017 W
(33-8-0)
Derek Brunson
(16-4-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 186.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 208: Holm vs. De Randamie (Brooklyn, NY)
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/09/2016 L
(33-7-0)
Daniel Cormier
(17-1-0)
LHW
(198.5 vs. 206.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 200
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/27/2016 L
(33-6-0)
Michael Bisping
(27-7-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight NIght 84: Silva vs Bisping
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/31/2015 NC
(33-6-0)
Nick Diaz
(27-9-0)
MW
(186.0 vs. 185.0)
No Contest
UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/28/2013 L
(33-5-0)
Chris Weidman
(10-0-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 184.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 168
2 1:16
Official MMA Fight Results 07/06/2013 L
(33-4-0)
Chris Weidman
(9-0-0)
MW
(184.0 vs. 185.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
2 1:18
Official MMA Fight Results 10/13/2012 W
(32-4-0)
Stephan Bonnar
(14-7-0)
LHW
(202.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar
1 4:40
Official MMA Fight Results 07/07/2012 W
(31-4-0)
Chael Sonnen
(27-12-1)
MW
(184.0 vs. 185.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen
2 1:55
Official MMA Fight Results 08/27/2011 W
(30-4-0)
Yushin Okami
(26-5-0)
MW
(184.0 vs. 183.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 134 Silva vs. Okami
2 2:04
Official MMA Fight Results 02/05/2011 W
(29-4-0)
Vitor Belfort
(19-8-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 126: Belfort vs. Silva
1 3:25
Official MMA Fight Results 08/07/2010 W
(28-4-0)
Chael Sonnen
(25-11-1)
MW
(184.5 vs. 185.0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen
5 3:10
Official MMA Fight Results 04/10/2010 W
(27-4-0)
Demian Maia
(12-1-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 184.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 112: Invincible
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/08/2009 W
(26-4-0)
Forrest Griffin
(16-5-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
KO (Strike)
UFC 101 Declaration
1 3:23
Official MMA Fight Results 04/18/2009 W
(25-4-0)
Thales Leites
(14-1-0)
MW
(182.0 vs. 185.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 97: Redemption
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/25/2008 W
(24-4-0)
Patrick Cote
(13-4-0)
MW
(184.0 vs. 183.0)
TKO/RSC (Injury)
UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote
3 0:39
Official MMA Fight Results 07/19/2008 W
(23-4-0)
James Irvin
(14-4-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 206.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC Silva vs. Irvin
1 1:01
Official MMA Fight Results 03/01/2008 W
(22-4-0)
Dan Henderson
(22-6-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 184.5)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 82: Pride of a Champion
2 4:52
Official MMA Fight Results 10/20/2007 W
(21-4-0)
Rich Franklin
(23-2-0)
MW
(184.5 vs. 184.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 77 Hostile Territory
2 1:07
Official MMA Fight Results 07/07/2007 W
(20-4-0)
Nate Marquardt
(25-6-2)
MW
(184.5 vs. 182.5)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 73
1 4:50
Official MMA Fight Results 02/03/2007 W
(19-4-0)
Travis Lutter
(9-3-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 186.5*)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
UFC 67: All or Nothing
1 2:11
Official MMA Fight Results 10/14/2006 W
(18-4-0)
Rich Franklin
(21-1-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
UFC 64: Unstoppable
1 2:59
Official MMA Fight Results 06/28/2006 W
(17-4-0)
Chris Leben
(15-2-0)
MW
(185.0 vs. 186.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC Fight Night 5
1 0:49
NSF 04/22/2006 W
(16-4-0)
Tony Fryklund
(11-5-0)
KO
Cage Rage (England) 16: Critical Condition
1 2:02
NSF 01/20/2006 L
(16-3-0)
Yushin Okami
(13-2-0)
Disqualification (Illegal Kick)
Rumble On The Rock 8
1 2:33
NSF 12/03/2005 W
(15-3-0)
Curtis Stout
(9-6-1)
KO
Cage Rage (England) 14
1 4:59
NSF 04/30/2005 W
(14-3-0)
Jorge Rivera
(9-3-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Cage Rage (England) 11
2 3:35
NSF 12/31/2004 L
(14-2-0)
Ryo Chonan
(7-4-0)
Submission (Heel Hook)
Pride: Shock Wave 2004
3 3:08
NSF 09/11/2004 W
(13-2-0)
Lee Murray
(8-1-1)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Cage Rage (England) 8
3 5:00
NSF 06/27/2004 W
(12-2-0)
Jeremy Horn
(70-12-5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Gladiator FC: Day 2
0 :00
NSF 12/20/2003 W
(11-2-0)
Diamante Negro
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner Stoppage)
Conquista Fight 1
1 5:00
NSF 06/08/2003 L
(11-1-0)
Daiju Takase
(4-7-1)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Pride 26: Bad to the Bone
1 8:33
NSF 03/16/2003 W
(10-1-0)
Carlos Newton
(12-7-0)
KO
Pride 25: Body Blow
1 6:26
NSF 09/29/2002 W
(9-1-0)
Alexander Otsuka
(2-11-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride 22: Beasts from the East 2
3 5:00
NSF 06/23/2002 W
(8-1-0)
Alex Stiebling
(12-1-1)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
Pride 21: Demolition
1 1:23
NSF 01/26/2002 W
(7-1-0)
Roan Carneiro
(0-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Meca Vale Tudo 6
1 0:00
NSF 08/26/2001 W
(6-1-0)
Hayato Sakurai
(15-0-2)
MW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Shooto: To The Top Vol.7
3 15:00
NSF 06/09/2001 W
(5-1-0)
Israel Albuquerque
(0-2-0)
Submission (Strikes)
Meca Vale Tudo 5
1 6:17
NSF 03/02/2001 W
(4-1-0)
Tetsuji Kato
(13-2-0)
MW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Shooto: To The Top Vol.2
3 5:00
NSF 12/16/2000 W
(3-1-0)
Claudionor Fontinelle
(4-4-0)
KO
Meca Vale Tudo 4
1 4:35
NSF 08/12/2000 W
(2-1-0)
Jose Barreto
(0-0-0)
KO (Punch)
Meca Vale Tudo 2
1 1:07
NSF 05/27/2000 L
(2-0-0)
Luiz Azeredo
(0-0-0)
Decision
Meca Vale Tudo 1
2 10:00
NSF 06/25/1997 W
(0-0-0)
Fabricio Camoes
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC
Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1
1 0:00
NSF 06/25/1997 W
(0-0-0)
Raimundo Pinheiro
(1-1-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1
1 1:53
* 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