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Wanderlei Silva Biography, Wiki, Net Worth, Age, Weight, Record

Wanderlei Silva Biography: Wanderlei Silva is a Brazilian-American MMA fighter who competed in Japan’s Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride Fighting Championships.

Wanderlei Silva Biography

Wanderlei Silva Biography: Wanderlei César da Silva was born in Curitiba, Brazil, on 3 July 1976. Silva began training at Chute Boxe Academy in his birthplace at the age of 13. His combative fighting style, founded in the street brawling and incorporating elements of kickboxing, landed him positions at Vale Tudo and the Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy. His instructors were renowned combatants Rudimar Fedrigo, Cristiano Marcello, and Rafael Cordeiro. At the end of his teenage years, Silva entered the Brazilian military.

Wanderlei Silva fought six matches in four different International Vale Tudo Championship events (IVC 2, IVC 6, IVC 9, IVC 10), winning five and losing one due to a cut stoppage in which Silva’s eye continued to bleed despite multiple medical checks throughout the fight.

Wanderlei Silva Wiki

Wanderlei Silva Biography: Wanderlei César da Silva was born in Curitiba, Brazil, on 3 July 1976. Silva began training at Chute Boxe Academy in his birthplace at the age of 13.

Wanderlei Silva Biography
NameWanderlei Silva
Date Of Birth3 July 1976
Birth PlaceCuritiba, Brazil
Height5ft 11inch
Zodiac SignCancer
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist, Boxing
Net Worth$20 Million
Car CollectionNissan S13 Silvia, BMW 750 Li, Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, Lamborgini Gallardo

Wanderlei Silva Personal Life

Wanderlei Silva established The Wand Fight Team Training and Conditioning Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, after migrating to the United States in 2007.

Silva became an American citizen in April 2016. But, after years in the United States, he returned to his homeland of Curitiba, Brazil. Wanderlei Silva and his wife are the parents of a kid named Thor. Silva has a daughter from a prior relationship as well.

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What is Wanderlei Silva’s Net Worth?

According to multiple internet sites(Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDB), Wanderlei Silva, the most prominent Brazilian-American mixed martial artist, has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Wanderlei Silva Biography

Wanderlei Silva UFC Career

Wanderlei Silva entered the UFC on October 16, 1998, at “UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil” in his worst career defeat. After Silva was knocked down and pinned against the cage, and the referee stopped Belfort’s continuous strikes, the bout barely lasted 44 seconds. Silva won his next fight by knocking out Tony Petarra but lost the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship to Tito Ortiz at “UFC 25.”

Silva announced his comeback to the UFC in 2007 after taking a break to fight in PRIDE. Following a series of injuries and operations in late 2010 and early 2011, he was forced to take some time off. He severely lost his first post-recovery match, and there was speculation about retiring. However, Silva returned and defeated Cung Le at “UFC 139” after replacing an injured Vitor Belfort.

Bellator MMA announced in early March 2016 that Silva has signed a multi-fight contract with the company. The Nevada State Athletic Commission lowered the lifetime punishment to a three-year suspension retroactive to May 24, 2014. He was eligible for reinstatement on May 25, 2017. Silva could compete at Indian casinos and in Japan against the restriction.

After a four-year hiatus, Silva made his Bellator debut against Chael Sonnen in the main event of Bellator NYC on June 24, 2017. Silva was defeated in a unanimous decision.

Bellator MMA announced on June 25, 2018, that Silva would face Rampage Jackson in a fourth match on September 29, 2018, at Bellator 206. He was defeated via technical knockout in round two. The news broke on September 29, 2019, that Silva’s contract with Bellator has expired.

Silva announced his retirement from MMA on September 1, 2022, showing interest in boxing and calling out Dan Henderson.

Wanderlei Silva Awards & Achievements

Each of the promotions with which Wanderlei Silva has competed in mixed martial arts has resulted in significant victories. Despite not being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, Silva is a Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame member.

Here are the best honors and achievements of Wanderlei Silva’s fighting career:

  • Five-time recipient of the UFC’s Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night bonuses.
  • Four successful title defenses as Pride Middleweight Champion are a record.
  • The Pride Fighting Championships record holder for most victories with 22.
  • According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, he was named the World’s Best Fighter in 2004.
  • He was awarded Knockout of the Decade for his match against Quinton Jackson in 2004.

What is Wanderlei Silva’s Net Worth?

Wanderlei Silva has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

What Is the Height of Wanderlei Silva?

The height of Wanderlei Silva is 1.80 m. (5ft 11inch).

Who Is Wanderlei Silva’s Wife?

Wanderlei Silva married Tea Silva in 2002.

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