Anderson Silva (kickboxer)
August 29, 1986 |
São Paulo, Brazil
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||112.0 kg (246.9 lb; 17.64 st)|
|Reach||75.7 in (192 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Itapira, São Paulo State, Brazil|
|Years active||7 (2005-present)|
Anderson "Braddock" Silva (born in São Paulo) is a Brazilian super heavyweight kickboxer, fighting out of Superfight Team in Itapira, São Paulo State, Brazil. He has competed in the It's Showtime, SUPERKOMBAT and K-1 promotions and is currently signed to GLORY. As of 10 November 2014, Silva is ranked the #5 heavyweight in the world by GLORY.
Biography and career
Anderson Silva began started his kickboxing career at Combat Sport gym in São Paulo, Brazil when he was around 12 or 13 years old. His fighters name "Braddock" comes from Col. James Braddock, from the movie Missing In Action. In 2007 Silva was called up by Peter Aerts, as a sparring partner. "Braddock" moved to Netherlands where he joined Thom Harinck's Chakuriki Gym and made his It's Showtime debut.
Following the Badr Hari fight, he returned to Brazil to train at Team Nogueira.
He faced returning legend Remy Bonjasky at Glory 2: Brussels on October 6, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. After a close three rounds, the bout was called a draw and went into an extension round. He faded and allowed Bonjasky to get the better of him, losing a majority decision.
He competed in the sixteen-man 2012 Glory Heavyweight Grand Slam at Glory 4: Tokyo - 2012 Heavyweight Grand Slam in Saitama, Japan on December 31, 2012. At the opening stage, he defeated Igor Jurković by TKO after dropping the Croatian twice in round one. He was then eliminated in the quarter-finals, however, when he fell victim to Gökhan Saki's left hook in the closing seconds of round one. This was the first stoppage loss of his career.
He lost to Daniel Ghiță by first round body kick KO in the semi-finals of Glory 11: Chicago - Heavyweight World Championship Tournament in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States in October 2013.
He defeated Remy Bonjasky by unanimous decision in a rematch at Glory 13: Tokyo - Welterweight World Championship Tournament in Tokyo, Japan on December 21, 2013.
He defeated Sergei Kharitonov via UD in the semi-finals before suffering a first round TKO at the hands of Errol Zimmerman in the final of the Glory 16: Denver - Heavyweight Contendership Tournament in Broomfield, Colorado, US on May 3, 2014.
Championships and accomplishments
- Demolition Fight
- 2007 Brazilian Cruiserweight Championship
- VIP Fight Night
- 2009 VIP Fight Night Tournament Champion
- SUPERKOMBAT® Fighting Championship
- 2012 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I Tournament Runner-up
38 Wins (24 (T)KO's, 14 decisions), 12 Losses, 1 draw
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- GLORY Heavyweight Rankings: November
- "Profile". http://pancration.net. Archived from the original on 29 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
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