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 40 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: 38
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
905
32% Successful
289
Types of Successful Strikes
0
289
77% Standing
13%
222
37
30
Striking Defense
60
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
4
50% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
1
0
Takedown Defense
63
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Mar 2, 2013
43
43
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Wanderlei Silva
Jun 23, 2012
58
122
0
1
0
0
0
1
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Nov 19, 2011
43
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Wanderlei Silva
Jul 2, 2011
3
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Feb 20, 2010
42
32
1
5
1
0
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Wanderlei Silva
Jun 13, 2009
52
38
1
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Wanderlei Silva
Dec 27, 2008
11
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
May 24, 2008
11
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Wanderlei Silva
Dec 29, 2007
58
44
2
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 33: The Second Coming
Feb 24, 2007
35
22
3
1
0
1
0
1
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute
Sep 10, 2006
21
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Kazuyuki Fujita
PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute
Jul 1, 2006
34
9
0
1
3
0
0
2
R1 KO/TKO
Wanderlei Silva
Ricardo Arona
PRIDE Shockwave 2005
Dec 31, 2005
38
30
0
5
1
0
0
4
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Ricardo Arona
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Final Conflict 2005
Aug 28, 2005
25
21
2
0
0
0
0
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005
Jun 26, 2005
29
8
0
0
0
0
1
2
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Hidehiko Yoshida
PRIDE Total Elimination 2005
Apr 23, 2005
42
7
1
2
0
3
0
3
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Shockwave 2004
Dec 31, 2004
76
31
0
7
0
2
0
6
R3 Decision - Split
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 28: High Octane
Oct 31, 2004
56
39
0
1
2
0
0
1
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Final Conflict 2004
Aug 15, 2004
16
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Bushido 2
Feb 15, 2004
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Final Conflict 2003
Nov 9, 2003
29
14
0
1
2
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Hidehiko Yoshida
PRIDE Final Conflict 2003
Nov 9, 2003
29
7
0
2
1
1
1
2
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE Total Elimination 2003
Aug 10, 2003
17
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Wanderlei Silva
Hiromitsu Kanehara
PRIDE 23: Championship Chaos 2
Nov 24, 2002
26
3
1
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Tatsuya Iwasaki
PRIDE Shockwave 2002
Aug 28, 2002
11
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
DRAW
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 20: Armed and Ready
Apr 28, 2002
21
11
3
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Other
Wanderlei Silva
Kiyoshi Tamura
PRIDE 19: Bad Blood
Feb 24, 2002
26
7
2
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Alexander Otsuka
PRIDE 18: Cold Fury 2
Dec 23, 2001
47
13
2
1
0
0
5
1
R3 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 17: Championship Chaos
Nov 3, 2001
16
3
1
2
0
1
0
1
R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Shungo Oyama
PRIDE 14: Clash of the Titans
May 27, 2001
5
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 13: Collision Course
Mar 25, 2001
25
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 12: Cold Fury
Dec 9, 2000
70
25
1
1
0
0
3
1
R2 Decision - Unanimous
NO CONTEST
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 11: Battle of the Rising Sun
Oct 31, 2000
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 Could Not Continue
Win
Wanderlei Silva
PRIDE 10: Return of the Warriors
Aug 27, 2000
18
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Wanderlei Silva
Apr 14, 2000
20
10
4
0
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Bob Schrijber
PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
Jan 30, 2000
12
2
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Daijiro Matsui
PRIDE 8
Nov 21, 1999
42
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
R2 Decision
Win
Wanderlei Silva
Carl Malenko
PRIDE 7
Sep 12, 1999
25
2
0
4
1
0
3
1
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Wanderlei Silva
May 7, 1999
25
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Wanderlei Silva
Oct 16, 1998
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

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
22-10-0
( W-L-D )
Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva
34-6-0
( W-L-D )
Mark Munoz
Mark Munoz
13-6-0
( 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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