Wanderlei
Silva
35-12-1, 1NC( W-L-D )
The reasons I fight are the challenge itself, the public's energy, and the taste of victory.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 41 fights.
Record: 35-12-1, 1NC
Summary: Technique and strength of punches, intensity, first-class experience

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Axe Murderer
From: Curitiba, Parana Brazil
Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Age: 37
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
966
34% Successful
325
Types of Successful Strikes
0
325
70% Standing
20%
229
65
31
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
5
40% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
1
0
Takedown Defense
48
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Chael Sonnen
UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida
Jul 5, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Wanderlei Silva -- -- -- --
Win
Wanderlei Silva Mar 2, 2013
43 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Brian Stann 43 0 0 0
Loss
Wanderlei Silva Jun 23, 2012
58 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Rich Franklin 122 1 0 1
Win
Wanderlei Silva Nov 19, 2011
43 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Cung Le 32 0 0 0
Loss
Wanderlei Silva Jul 2, 2011
3 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Chris Leben 9 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva Feb 20, 2010
42 1 1 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michael Bisping 32 5 0 1
Loss
Rich Franklin Jun 13, 2009
52 1 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Wanderlei Silva 38 1 0 0
Loss
Rampage Jackson Dec 27, 2008
11 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Wanderlei Silva 7 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva May 24, 2008
11 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Keith Jardine 1 0 0 0
Loss
Chuck Liddell Dec 29, 2007
58 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Wanderlei Silva 44 0 0 0
Dan Henderson
PRIDE 33: The Second Coming
Feb 24, 2007
35 3 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Wanderlei Silva 22 1 1 1
Loss
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute
Sep 10, 2006
21 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Wanderlei Silva 5 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute
Jul 1, 2006
34 0 3 0 R1 KO/TKO
Kazuyuki Fujita 9 1 0 2
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Shockwave 2005
Dec 31, 2005
38 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Split
Ricardo Arona 30 5 0 4
Loss
Ricardo Arona
PRIDE Final Conflict 2005
Aug 28, 2005
25 2 0 0 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Wanderlei Silva 21 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005
Jun 26, 2005
29 0 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Kazuhiro Nakamura 8 0 0 2
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Total Elimination 2005
Apr 23, 2005
42 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Hidehiko Yoshida 7 2 3 3
Loss
Mark Hunt
PRIDE Shockwave 2004
Dec 31, 2004
76 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Wanderlei Silva 31 7 2 6
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 28: High Octane
Oct 31, 2004
56 0 2 0 R2 KO/TKO
Rampage Jackson 39 1 0 1
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Final Conflict 2004
Aug 15, 2004
16 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Yuki Kondo 5 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Bushido 2
Feb 15, 2004
6 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Ikuhisa Minowa 0 0 0 0
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Final Conflict 2003
Nov 9, 2003
29 0 2 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rampage Jackson 14 1 0 1
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Final Conflict 2003
Nov 9, 2003
29 0 1 1 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Hidehiko Yoshida 7 2 1 2
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Total Elimination 2003
Aug 10, 2003
17 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Kazushi Sakuraba 10 0 0 0
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 23: Championship Chaos 2
Nov 24, 2002
26 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Hiromitsu Kanehara 3 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Shockwave 2002
Aug 28, 2002
11 0 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Tatsuya Iwasaki 1 0 0 0
Draw
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 20: Armed and Ready
Apr 28, 2002
21 3 0 0 R5 Other
Mirko Cro Cop 11 0 0 0
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 19: Bad Blood
Feb 24, 2002
26 2 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Kiyoshi Tamura 7 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 18: Cold Fury 2
Dec 23, 2001
47 2 0 5 R3 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Alexander Otsuka 13 1 0 1
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 17: Championship Chaos
Nov 3, 2001
16 1 0 0 R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Kazushi Sakuraba 3 2 1 1
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 14: Clash of the Titans
May 27, 2001
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Shungo Oyama 3 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 13: Collision Course
Mar 25, 2001
25 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Kazushi Sakuraba 2 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 12: Cold Fury
Dec 9, 2000
70 1 0 3 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Dan Henderson 25 1 0 1
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 11: Battle of the Rising Sun
Oct 31, 2000
1 0 0 0 R1 Could Not Continue
Gilbert Yvel 1 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 10: Return of the Warriors
Aug 27, 2000
18 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Guy Mezger 9 0 0 0
Tito Ortiz Apr 14, 2000
20 4 0 2 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Wanderlei Silva 10 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
Jan 30, 2000
12 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Bob Schrijber 2 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 8
Nov 21, 1999
42 0 0 1 R2 Decision
Daijiro Matsui 3 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 7
Sep 12, 1999
25 0 1 3 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Carl Malenko 2 4 0 1
Win
Wanderlei Silva May 7, 1999
25 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Tony Peterra 4 0 0 0
Loss
Vitor Belfort Oct 16, 1998
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Wanderlei Silva 1 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Physical training in the morning, jiu-jitsu training and boxing technique in the afternoon, sparring in the evening.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was 13 years old because I was short and fat.

Do you have any heroes? Ayrton Senna

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s an honor and a pleasure to fight in the UFC, and I love fighting here.  I was very anxious to come back.  There is no one like the American fans.  In Japan, the fans are really quiet, and the American fans are like the ones in the movie Gladiator – they’re all chanting and yelling – and it gives me the chills because I fight to have the fans make the stadium shake.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
N/A

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in my father’s bar – I served, I cleaned, I did everything.  I was also in the military for a year and five months.  It was a great thing for my career because it gave me discipline.  And I learned how to shoot very well.

If any list specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
None

If any, list specific accomplishments in pro competition? PRIDE Middleweight Champion (205 pounds), 2003 PRIDE Middleweight (205 pounds) Grand Prix Champion, IVC Light Heavyweight Champion.

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlinhos Gracie.

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Knees

•    Coach on TUF Brazil

•    Fights against Le and Franklin were awarded Fight of The Night honors

•    One of the greatest and most intimidating light heavyweights of all-time.

•    Former PRIDE 205-pound champion.

•    Owns two wins over Quinton Jackson, both by KO / TKO

•    Unbeaten in 18 fights (16-0-1, 1 NC) from 2000 to 2004.

•    Has fought against heavyweight standouts Mirko Cro Cop, Kazuyuki Fujita, and Mark Hunt

•    Owns three wins over Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba

•    Also holds victories over Mike Van Arsdale, Eugene Jackson, Daijiro Matsui, Guy Mezger, Dan Henderson, Alexander Otsuka, Hidehiko Yoshida, Ikuhisa Minowa, Yuki Kondo, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Ricardo Arona

•    23 wins by KO / TKO

•    Last submission win was in 1999 (over Bob Schrijber)

Career

Trained With

Mauricio Rua
Mauricio Rua
22-9-0
( W-L-D )
Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva
33-6-0
( W-L-D )
Mark Munoz
Mark Munoz
13-4-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Chuck Liddell
Chuck Liddell
21-8-0
( W-L-D )
Rampage Jackson
Rampage Jackson
32-10-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Loss
Chuck Liddell UFC® 79 NEMESIS
Loss
Chuck Liddell UFC® 79 NEMESIS
Loss
Chuck Liddell UFC® 79 NEMESIS

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