Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva at the 2012 ESPY Awards held at the Nokia Theatre

Silva in 2012, photo by Starfrenzy/

Birth Name: Anderson da Silva

Place of Birth: São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: 14 April, 1975

Ethnicity: Brazilian [African]

Anderson Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional boxer. He was signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and was a UFC Middleweight Champion. He is an expert in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is also a yellow rope in Capoeira. His BJJ lineage comes from the Nogueira brothers, and then from Carlson Gracie. He has been one of the most dominant fighters in UFC history, defending his middleweight title multiple times in spectacular fashion.

Anderson was raised in a poor family, in Curitiba. He is married to Dayane, with whom he has five children. Anderson became a U.S. citizen in 2019.


Curious about ethnicity

2 Responses

  1. gmillaz says:

    correction tag african-brazilian

  2. fuzzybear says:

    I usually don’t look at this,they roll around on the ground to much for me.However I have watch him fight before,and he from what I’ve seen like to finish standing up

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