Anderson Silva (kickboxer)

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Anderson Silva
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Born (1986-08-29) August 29, 1986 (age 27)
São Paulo, Brazil
Other names Braddock
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 113.0 kg (249.1 lb; 17.79 st)
Division Cruiserweight
Super Heavyweight
Reach 75.7 in (192 cm)
Style Kickboxing
Fighting out of Itapira, São Paulo State, Brazil
Team Chakuriki Gym
Team Nogeuira
Superfight Team
Trainer Thom Harinck
Peter Aerts
Mestre Braz
Years active 7 (2005-present)
Kickboxing record
Total 48
Wins 37
By knockout 24
Losses 10
By knockout 2
Draws 1
last updated on: December 21, 2013

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.

Biography and career[edit]

Anderson Silva started his kickboxing career at Combat Sport gym in São Paulo, Brazil. 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.[1]

Following the Badr Hari fight, he returned to Brazil to train at Team Nogueira.[2]

He faced returning legend Remy Bonjasky at Glory 2: Brussels on October 6, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.[3] 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.[4][5]

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.[6][7]

Silva was scheduled to fight Singh Jaideep at Glory 8: Tokyo - 2013 65kg Slam on May 3, 2013 but the bout was cancelled.[8][9]

He then faced Daniel Sam at Glory 9: New York - 2013 95kg Slam in New York City on June 22, 2013[10] and won by unanimous decision.[11][12][13]

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.[14][15][16][17][18]

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.[19][20]

He is expected to face Sergei Kharitonov the semi-finals of the Glory 16: Denver - Heavyweight Contendership Tournament in Broomfield, Colorado, US on May 3, 2014.[21][22]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

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