Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist and boxer with a net worth of $8 million. He is a former champion of the UFC middleweight division. Additionally, he holds the record of holding the title for over 2400 days. Learn Silva’s net worth, salary, earnings, wife, age, and other related information here.

About Anderson Silva

Silva first started learning martial arts during childhood. He started taking Jiu-jitsu lessons with neighborhood kids. Later he developed an interest in martial arts and started exploring other disciplines, such as Taekwondo, Muay Thai, and Capoeira.

The martial artist professional’s career began in 1997. At that time, he started competing in the welterweight division and won both of his initial fights. He recorded his career first loss in 2000. Then he consecutively won 9 of the following matches.

Anderson Silva’s first career title was the Shooto Middleweight championship. He won the title on 26 August 2001 in Japan, defeating Hayato Sakurai via unanimous decision. Joining Cage Rage 8, he earned his career second title, the Cage Rage Middleweight championship, in 2004. He later defended this title successfully 3 times.

In 2006, Silva joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Silva faced and defeated Chris Leben via KO in his debut match and became the UFC Middleweight title eliminator. In the following match, he earned the title after successfully defeating Rich Franklin. Following this, he defended the title successfully for over 6 years.

In 2013, Silva lost his UFC middleweight title to Chris Wiedman and lost a rematch too. Following this, he started facing loss after loss, mostly via unanimous decision. On November 19, 2020, the UFC committee mentioned that Silva was released from his UFC contract. This allowed him to negotiate for other promotions.

Anderson Silva’s Net Worth

Silva’s net worth is $8 million in 2023. The player has earned over $8.7 million in his professional career. He was recently listed as 6th among the richest players in MMA fighters worldwide. Below is an overview of his income from recent UFC events:


Event Guaranteed Purse Winning Bonus Other Bonus Endorsement Total
UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva $600,000 $20,000 $620,000
UFC 237 $600,000 $20,000 $620,000
UFC 234 $600,000 $50,000 $20,000 $670,000
UFC 208 $600,000 $200,000 $20,000 $820,000


Silva’s major sponsorship is from his favorite football club, Corinthians. Additionally, he is sponsored by Burger King. Nike also sponsored him till the company decided to leave the UFC scene.


Silva was guaranteed $500,000 to $1 million in his return to boxing against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2021. He did take home an additional $100,000 from Chavez, who failed to make weight for the fight. Silva also took 30% of Tito Ortiz’s purse when he missed weight for their boxing fight that same year.

Quick Facts

Full Name Anderson da Silva
Nickname The Spider, The dancing spider
Born April 14, 1975
Debut 1997
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Age 47
Birthplace São Paulo, Brazil
Religion Catholic
Nationality Brazilian-American
Net Worth $8 million (as of 2022)
Marital Status Married
Father name Juarez Silva
Mother name Vera Lúcia da Silva
Salary $620,000
Twitter Handle @SpiderAnderson
Instagram Handle @spiderandersonsilva

Silva’s Wife

Silva is married to his love of life, Dayane Silva. The pair got married in 2017. His wife has positively influenced Silva’s career due to her gentle nature. They are both happily living with each other now. The couple shares three sons and two daughters.

anderson silva and dayane silva


Silva was born on April 14, 1975, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At present, he is 47 years old.

Height and Weight

The Brazilian-American mixed martial arts professional is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall and weighs 185 lb (84 kg).


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

Social Media Influence

He has over 5.6 million followers on Facebook, 7.4 million followers on Twitter, and 4.5 million on Instagram.

Anderson Silva’s Stats

Professional Mixed Martial Arts Overview

Category Win Loss
Knockout 23 4
Submission 3 3
Decision 8 4
Disqualification 0 2
No Contest 1

Professional Boxing Overview

Category Win Loss
Knockout 3 1
Decision 1 0

Career Titles

Title Year
Shooto Middleweight Championship 2001
Cage Rage Middleweight Championship 2004-2006
UFC Middleweight Championship 2006-2013

UFC Career Stats: 2022 YTD

Category Stats
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute 3.05
Significant Striking Accuracy 61%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute 2.05
Significant Strike Defense 60%
Avg Takedowns Landed per 15min 0.50
Takedown Accuracy 77%
Takedown Defense 69%
Avg Submissions Attempted per 15min 0.8


FAQ about Anderson Silva

What is Anderson Silva’s Net Worth in 2023?

Silva’s net worth will be $8 million in 2023.

How Tall is Silva?

He is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall.

How Old is He?

The UFC Star is 47 years old.

Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.


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