Today in 1975 mixed marital artists Anderson da Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The UFC Middleweight Champion holds the record for most fight wins with 16 consecutive wins. Silva also hold the UFC record for most all-time knock downs (17) and most UFC title defenses (10).
“The Spider” as Silva is known began his incredible marital artist career in Brazil with jiu-jitsu followed by Tae Kwon Do then Muay Thia all before the ripe age of sixteen. His first professional fighting bout was in 1997.
Silva lost his middleweight crown in a knockout in 2013 to Chris Weidman and since then has struggled to garner fight wins. Nonetheless the Brazilian legend is considered one of the greatest fighters in UFC history with more than 40 professional fights on his score card.
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