Wanderlei Silva

Henry 14 Aug,2018

Facts of Wanderlei Silva

Ethnicity
Mixed
Birth Name
Wanderlei C├ęsar da Silva
Famous Name
The Axe Murderer
Nationality
Brazilian/ American
Current City
Curitiba, Brazil
Birth Date
Married to
Tea Silva

Contents:

Career & Net worth

Salary
$150,000
Net Worth
$18 million
Famous for
Fighting
Profession
MMA Fighter
Currently Club
UFC

Relationship

Married to
Tea Silva

Wanderlei Silva is a well-known Brazilian and American mixed martial artist best known for his work on UFC in the Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, and Heavyweight division. Mr. Wanderlei Silva was born on July 3, 1976, in Curitiba, Brazil and was raised in Curitiba, Brazil.

 

He is a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing. He started professionally participating in MMA on November 1, 1996, and so far has appeared in 50 events with total 35 wins and 13 losses.

Participating formerly in Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Wanderlei Silva is currently in contract with the UFC and fights in the Heavyweight division. Wanderlei Silva signed up with the UFC promotions since October 16, 1998. He is famous among his fans as The Axe Murderer. 

Early Life

Wanderlei Silva grew up in Curitiba, Brazil and started practicing various forms of martial like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing.

When he was asked about when and how did get involved into MMA, Wanderlei Silva in his UFC players profile has said:

"The reason I fight is the challenge itself, the public's energy, and the taste of victory".

As of 2018, he has 53.1k followers in Twitter and 546.3k followers in Instagram.

Wanderlei Silva Career

Silva Brazilian Vale Tudo 6 fought against Dilson Filho and Win the match held on 1-Nov-96 via KO (punch) in round 1. Correspondingly, Silva Brazilian Vale Tudo 10 fought against Marcelao Barbosa, won the match held on 1-Jul-97 via TKO (shoulder injury) in round 1. Additionally, on 15-Sep-97, he fought against Sean Bormet at IVC 2: A Question of Pride and won the match via KO (head kick) in round 1.

In another equally important match, at IVC 2: A Question of Pride, he fought against Egidio da Costa, won the match held on 15-Sep-97 via TKO (punches) in round 1. Later in his next match, on 15-Sep-97, he fought against Artur Mariano at IVC 2: A Question of Pride and lost the match via TKO (doctor stoppage) in round 1.

In the following event, at IVC 6: The Challenge, he fought against Mike van Arsdale, won the match held on 23-Aug-98 via KO (punch and soccer kick) in round 1. In one of the most remembered bouts, on 16-Oct-98, he fought against Vitor Belfort at UFC Brazil and lost the match via TKO (punches) in round 1. Consequently, at IVC 9: The Revenge, he fought against Adrian Serrano, won the match held on 20-Jan-99 via KO (punches and soccer kick) in round 1.

In addition to that, on 27-Apr-99, he fought against Eugene Jackson at IVC 10: World Class Champions and won the match via TKO (punches) in round 1. Henceforth, Silva UFC 20 fought against Tony Petarra, won the match held on 7-May-99 via KO (knee) in round 1.

In fact, on 12-Sep-99, he fought against Carl Malenko at Pride 7 and won the match via Decision (unanimous) in round 2. All things considered, at Pride 8, he fought against Daijiro Matsui, won the match held on 21-Nov-99 via Decision (unanimous) in round 2.

Moreover, on 30-Jan-00, he fought against Bob Schrijber at Pride Grand Prix 1st Round and won the match via Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1. Added the fact, at UFC 25, he fought against Tito Ortiz, lost the match held on 14-Apr-00 via Decision (unanimous) in round 5.

Furthermore, on 12-Aug-00, he fought against Todd Medina at Meca Vale Tudo 2 and won the match via KO (knees) in round 1. Respectively, Silva Pride 10 - Return of the Warriors fought against Guy Mezger, won the match held on 27-Aug-00 via KO (punches) in round 1.

Respectively, on 31-Oct-00, he fought against Gilbert Yvel at Pride 11 - Battle of the Rising Sun and no result the match via NC (kick to the groin) in round 1. Correspondingly, Silva Pride 12 - Cold Fury fought against Dan Henderson, won the match held on 23-Dec-00 via Decision (unanimous) in round 2.

Additionally, on 25-Mar-01, he fought against Kazushi Sakuraba at Pride 13 - Collision Course and won the match via TKO (knees and soccer kick) in round 1. In another equally important match, Silva Pride 14 - Clash of the Titans fought against Shungo Oyama, won the match held on 27-May-01 via TKO (punches) in round 1.

Later in his next match, on 3-Nov-01, he fought against Kazushi Sakuraba at Pride 17 and won the match via TKO (doctor stoppage) in round 1. In the following event, Silva Pride 18 fought against Alexander Otsuka, won the match held on 23-Dec-01 via TKO (doctor stoppage) in round 3.

In one of the most remembered bouts, on 24-Feb-02, he fought against Kiyoshi Tamura at Pride 19 and won the match via KO (punch) in round 2. Consequently, Silva Pride 20 fought against Mirko Cro Cop, drew the match held on 28-Apr-02 via Draw in round 5.

In addition to that, on 28-Aug-02, he fought against Tatsuya Iwasaki at Pride Shockwave and won the match via TKO (head kick and punches) in round 1. Henceforth, Silva Pride 23 fought against Hiromitsu Kanehara, won the match held on 24-Nov-02 via TKO (corner stoppage) in round 1. In fact, on 10-Aug-03, he fought against Kazushi Sakuraba at Pride Total Elimination 2003 and won the match via KO (punch) in round 1.

All things considered, Silva at Pride Final Conflict 2003 fought against Hidehiko Yoshida, won the match held on 9-Nov-03 via Decision (unanimous) in round 2. Moreover, on 9-Nov-03, he fought against Quinton Jackson at Pride Final Conflict 2003 and won the match via TKO (knees) in round 1. Added the fact, Silva Pride Bushido 2 fought against Ikuhisa Minowa, won the match held on 15-Feb-04 via KO (punches) in round 1.

Furthermore, on 15-Aug-04, he fought against Yuki Kondo at Pride Final Conflict 2004 and won the match via KO (stomps) in round 1. Respectively, Silva Pride 28 fought against Quinton Jackson, won the match held on 31-Oct-04 via KO (knees) in round 2.

Respectively, on 31-Dec-04, he fought against Mark Hunt at Pride Shockwave 2004 and lost the match via Decision (split) in round 3. Correspondingly, Silva Pride Total Elimination 2005 fought against Hidehiko Yoshida, won the match held on 23-Apr-05 via Decision (split) in round 3.

Additionally, on 26-Jun-05, he fought against Kazuhiro Nakamura at Pride Critical Countdown 2005 and won the match via TKO (punches) in round 1. In another equally important match, Silva Pride Final Conflict 2005 fought against Ricardo Arona, lost the match held on 28-Aug-05 via Decision (unanimous) in round 2. Later in his next match, on 31-Dec-05, he fought against Ricardo Arona at Pride Shockwave 2005 and won the match via Decision (split) in round 3.

In the following event, Silva Pride Critical Countdown fought against Kazuyuki Fujita, won the match held on 1-Jul-06 via TKO (punches and soccer kicks) in round 1. In one of the most remembered bouts, on 10-Sep-06, he fought against Mirko Cro Cop at Pride Final Conflict and lost the match via KO (head kick) in round 1. Consequently, Silva Pride 33 fought against Dan Henderson, lost the match held on 24-Feb-07 via KO (punch) in round 3.

UFC Career

On 29-Dec-07, he fought against Chuck Liddell at UFC 79 and lost the match via Decision (unanimous) in round 3. Henceforth, Silva UFC 84 fought against Keith Jardine, won the match held on 24-May-08 via KO (punches) in round 1. In fact, on 27-Dec-08, he fought against Quinton Jackson at UFC 92 and lost the match via KO (punch) in round 1.

All things considered, Silva UFC 99 fought against Rich Franklin, lost the match held on 13-Jun-09 via Decision (unanimous) in round 3. Moreover, on 21-Feb-10, he fought against Michael Bisping at UFC 110 and won the match via Decision (unanimous) in round 3. Added the fact, Silva UFC 132 fought against Chris Leben, lost the match held on 2-Jul-11 via KO (punches) in round 1.

Furthermore, on 20-Nov-11, he fought against Cung Le at UFC 139 and won the match via TKO (knees and punches) in round 2. Respectively, Silva at UFC 147 fought against Rich Franklin, lost the match held on 23-Jun-12 via Decision (unanimous) in round 5.

Respectively, on 3-Mar-13, he fought against Brian Stann at UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann and won the match via KO (punches) in round 2. Correspondingly, Silva at Bellator 180 fought against Chael Sonnen, lost the match held on 24-Jun-17 via Decision (unanimous) in round 3.

Personal Life

He is currently married to his former girlfriend turned wife Tea Silva. The married couple is living together in their Curitiba, Brazil-based home. Furthermore, The couple is not yet blessed with any child.

Though he is very shy about his personal life, he has spoken about his wife in many interviews. He is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall and weighs 205lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb). The MMA fighter has 74'' reach.

Net Worth

Talking about Wanderlei Silva net worth, he is estimated to have earned around $150,000 from his last fight against Chael Sonnen on June 24, 2017. As all MMA fighters are supported by many endorsements like Reebok and Budlight he also enjoys some merchandise sales and endorsement money.

As per many tabloids, his current net worth is reportedly around $18 million and so far his main source of income remains his career as a fighter. He is a resident of Curitiba, Brazil and has a lovely home there.

He owns the house which costs around $190,000 and also has a gym in his house which cost to be worth $ 4,50,000.Moreover, he keeps his fans informed about his personal life from numerous social media.

Further, the MMA fighter is a pretty fund of expensive cars and is seen driving around in some exotic brands. He is a fitness freak and possesses a home gym where he spends his time building up for fights.

As per many records, The MMA fighter lives a rich lifestyle along with his wife and family and focuses on his career rather than doing other stuff. 

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