Anderson Silva Biography
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The Brazilian MMA fighter Anderson Silva is a former UFC middleweight champion. Read the full article to know his net worth, wife, salary, and height.

Silva started getting Jiu-Jitsu training when he was just 12. He then took Taekwondo and subsequently Capoeira lessons. Finally, at the age of 16, he learned Muay Thai.

The Brazilian native became professional in the year 1997. His championship reign is considered the longest in UFC history that comprised 2457 days from 2006 to 2013. He has got a winning streak in 16 consecutive fights.

Silva is assessed by many as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. Largely recognized as a stand-up fighter and one of the biggest strikers, Silva has an effective fighting style.

In the year 2020, the Brazilian American left the UFC and shifted towards boxing. His professional boxing record is as good as his UFC career record, with three wins and only one loss in a total of four boxing fights. Whereas, in his MMA career he has won 34 fights and lost 11 fights in a total of 46 fights.

Anderson Silva’s details

Full Name Anderson da Silva
Nickname The Spider, Spiderman, The dancing spider
Born April 14, 1975

São Paulo, Brazil

Debut 1997
Height 188 cm
Weight 84 kg
Age 46
Birthplace São Paulo, Brazil
Religion Catholic
Nationality Brazilian


Net Worth $8 million
Marital Status Married
Father name Juarez Silva
Mother name Vera Lúcia da Silva
Salary $620,000
Twitter Handle  @SpiderAnderson
Instagram Handle @spiderandersonsilva


Young as ever, Silva is 46 years old. His physical fitness and strength are as good as any young fighter. 

Anderson Silva’s Net worth and Salary

“The Spider” has an estimated net worth of about $8 million. While he earns about $620,000 per fight, he also has several endorsement and sponsorship deals. Currently, he has been endorsed by brands like Burger King and sports marketing company 9INE.


The 46-year-old has an impressive height of 188 cm. 

Anderson Silva in octagon
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Silva married his love of life Dayane Silva in 2017. She has made a positive influence on Silva’s career due to her gentle nature. They are both happily living with each other now.


The UFC champion is popularly known by his nickname ‘The Spider’. Many people believe that he got this name because of his productive fighting style and his entertainment inside the octagon. 

Whereas, Silva got his nickname “The Spider-Man” because he once wore a shirt with a spiderman image on it. The announcer announced him as ‘Brazil’s Spiderman’ for the fight. Since then, he has adopted this nickname for himself.

Recent News about Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva’s fans would be disappointed to see his son’s performance in a kickboxing match. He was knocked out by his opponent Vincent Familari in his recent match. Silva’s son Gabriel Silva is an amateur boxer. Unfortunately, he has not been as talented a boxer like his father.

Gabriel Silva played a light-middleweight fight. He was hoping to start his career in boxing with a win. But unfortunately, he got knocked out in a nasty way. Proving that he has not inherited his father’s fighting genes.

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