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Anderson Silva Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Anderson Silva Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 84 kg
Date of Birth April 14, 1975
Zodiac Sign Aries
Spouse Dayane Silva

Anderson Silva is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist who began competing in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in 2006. Between 2006 and 2013, he was the UFC Middleweight Champion for 2,457 days. As of June 2021, this was the record for the longest title reign in UFC history. During this phase, he had also strung together a UFC record 16 consecutive victories. He is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. As of June 2021, he had won 14 UFC Bonus Awards – ‘Knockout of the Night’ (7 times), ‘Fight of the Night’ (5 times), and ‘Submission of the Night’ (twice). He had left UFC in November 2020 to pursue boxing, a sport he had previously attempted to participate in both 1998 and 2005, albeit briefly. He had started his professional career in 1997, competing in tournaments in Brazil, England, and Japan.

Born Name

Anderson da Silva

Nick Name

The Spider

Anderson Silva as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020
Anderson Silva as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020 (Anderson Silva / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

AmericanBrazilian

 

He holds dual nationality.

Occupation

Professional Mixed Martial Artist

Anderson Silva as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2021
Anderson Silva as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2021 (Anderson Silva / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Juarez Silva
  • Mother – Vera Lúcia da Silva
  • Siblings – Cristian Edmundo Silva (Brother). He has a sister and one other sibling.

Weight(s)

Middleweight, Light Heavyweight

Stance

Southpaw

Reach

6 ft 6 in or 198 cm

Net Worth

In 2020, Anderson Silva’s net worth was $8 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

84 kg or 185 lbs

Anderson Silva as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021
Anderson Silva as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021 (Anderson Silva / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Anderson has dated –

  1. Dayane Silva (1997-Present) – Anderson had married a former Olympic gymnast from Brazil named Dayane in 1997. They have 5 children together – 3 sons named Kalyl Silva, Gabriel Silva, and Joao Vitor Silva, and 2 daughters named Kaory Silva and Kauana Silva.

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (Black and Latino)

He is of Brazilian and African descent.

Hair Color

Bald

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Affable smile
  • Clean-shaven look

Brand Endorsements

Anderson has been sponsored by –

  • Burger King
  • Nike, Inc.

Anderson Silva as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2021
Anderson Silva as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2021 (Anderson Silva / Instagram)

Anderson Silva Facts

  1. Born into a poverty-stricken family in São Paulo, Anderson had spent most of his childhood in the city of Curitiba with his aunt and uncle, who was a police officer there. He first developed an interest in martial arts when he began training in jiu-jitsu with neighborhood kids. As his appreciation for martial arts grew, he also began to practice taekwondo, capoeira, and Muay Thai.
  2. During his childhood, he was also fascinated with comic books and used to consider Spider-Man as his favorite superhero.
  3. In an interview, he had mentioned that his mother, Bruce Lee, and Muhammad Ali were 3 people that were his personal heroes.
  4. Before he had started his career as a professional fighter in 1997, he used to work at a local McDonald’s outlet. He had also worked as a file clerk for quite a while.
  5. In 2011, he had become the first client to be marketed by 9INE, a sports marketing company co-owned by his friend and Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo. The same year, he was also sponsored by Brazilian sports club Sport Club Corinthians Paulista whose soccer team is his favorite.
  6. After years of competing in mixed martial arts events and UFC in the United States, he became a naturalized citizen of the country in July 2019.

Featured Image by Anderson Silva / Instagram

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