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Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva currently trains at his new gym called Wand Fight Team Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wanderlei Cesar da Silva (pronounced vahn-der-LAY), (born July 3, 1976 in Curitiba, Brazil) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, who has competed in Japan’s Pride Fighting Championships and the American based Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Nickname The Axe Murderer, Cachorro Loco (Mad Dog)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Reach 74 in (190 cm)[1]
Nationality Flag of Brazil Brazilian
Born July 3, 1976 (1976-07-03) (age 32)
Fighting out of Las Vegas, United States
Town of birth Curitiba, Brazil
Team/Association Universidade da luta
Fighting style Muay Thai,Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

He trained under Rudimar Fedrigo at the Chute Boxe Academy in Curitiba, Brazil. He specializes in Muay Thai and has received a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Carlos Gracie, Jr. He is the former IVC light heavyweight champion, former Pride middleweight (205 lb) champion, and the Pride 2003 Middleweight Grand Prix champion.

Silva earned the nickname “The Axe Murderer” for his extremely aggressive fighting style; the majority of his fights have either ended in a knockout or referee stoppage due to his strikes. In the ring, he is known for engaging opponents with punches and utilizing knees in the Muay Thai clinch. Silva was given the nickname “Cachorro Louco” (“Mad Dog”) in Brazil, which refers to his aggressive fighting style and of the way he stares down opponents before his fights.

Throughout his career Wanderlei has trained with Chute Boxe Academy in Brazil, and Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. He currently trains in Brazil, with former Chute Boxe teammate Mauricio Rua, and in Las Vegas, at his newly opened Wand Fight Team Academy.

Mixed Martial Arts Record
Professional record breakdown
43 matches 32 wins 9 losses
By knockout 22 5
By submission 4 0
By decision 6 4
Draws 1
No contests 1

Loss     32-9-1 (1 NC)     Quinton Jackson     KO (Left Hook)     12/27/2008
Win     32-8-1 (1 NC)     Keith Jardine     KO (Punches)     5/24/2008
Loss     31-8-1 (1 NC)     Chuck Liddell     Decision (Unanimous)     12/29/2007
Loss     31-7-1 (1 NC)     Dan Henderson     KO (Left hook)     2/24/2007
Loss     31-6-1 (1 NC)     Mirko Filipovic     KO (Head Kick)     9/10/2006
Win     31-5-1 (1 NC)     Japan Kazuyuki Fujita     TKO (Strikes)     7/1/2006
Win     30-5-1 (1 NC)     Ricardo Arona     Decision (Split)     12/31/2005
Loss     29-5-1 (1 NC)     Ricardo Arona     Decision (Unanimous)     8/28/2005
Win     29-4-1 (1 NC)     Kazuhiro Nakamura     TKO (Strikes)     6/24/2005
Win     28-4-1 (1 NC)     Hidehiko Yoshida     Decision (Split)     4/23/2005
Loss     27-4-1 (1 NC)     Mark Hunt     Decision (Split)     12/31/2004
Win     27-3-1 (1 NC)     Quinton Jackson     KO (Knees)     10/31/2004
Win     26-3-1 (1 NC)     Yuki Kondo     KO (Stomps)     8/15/2004
Win     25-3-1 (1 NC)     Ikuhisa Minowa     KO (Punches)     2/15/2004
Win     24-3-1 (1 NC)     Quinton Jackson     TKO (Knees)     11/9/2003
Win     23-3-1 (1 NC)     Hidehiko Yoshida     Decision (Unanimous)     11/9/2003
Win     22-3-1 (1 NC)     Kazushi Sakuraba     KO (Punch)     8/10/2003
Win     21-3-1 (1 NC)     Hiromitsu Kanehara     TKO (Towel)     11/24/2002
Win     20-3-1 (1 NC)     Tatsuya Iwasaki     TKO (Strikes)     8/28/2002
Draw     19-3-1 (1 NC)     Mirko Filipovic     Draw     4/28/2002
Win     19-3 (1 NC)     Kiyoshi Tamura     KO (Punch)     2/24/2002
Win     18-3 (1 NC)     Alexander Otsuka     TKO (Doctor Stoppage)     12/23/2001
Win     17-3 (1 NC)     Kazushi Sakuraba     TKO (Doctor Stoppage)     11/3/2001
Win     16-3 (1 NC)     Shungo Oyama     TKO (Strikes)     5/27/2001
Win     15-3 (1 NC)     Kazushi Sakuraba     TKO (Strikes)     3/25/2001
Win     14-3 (1 NC)     Dan Henderson     Decision (Unanimous)     12/9/2000
No Contest     13-3 (1 NC)     Gilbert Yvel     No Contest     10/31/2000
Win     13-3     Guy Mezger     KO (Punches)     8/27/2000
Win     3-Dec    Todd Medina     KO (Knees)     8/12/2000
Loss     3-Nov    Tito Ortiz     Decision (Unanimous)     4/14/2000
Win     2-Nov    Bob Schrijber     Submission (Rear Naked Choke)     1/30/2000
Win     2-Oct    Daijiro Matsui     Decision     11/21/1999
Win     2-Sep    Carl Malenko     Decision     9/12/1999
Win     2-Aug    Tony Petarra     KO (Knee to the Head)     5/7/1999
Win     2-Jul    Eugene Jackson     Submission (Strikes)     4/27/1999
Win     2-Jun    Adriano Serrano     KO (Punches and Kick)     1/20/1999
Loss     2-May    Vitor Belfort     TKO (Strikes)     10/16/1998
Win     1-May    Mike Van Arsdale     KO (Punches and Kick)     8/23/1998
Loss     1-Apr    Artur Mariano     TKO (Cut)     9/15/1997
Win     Apr-00    Egidio da Costa     Submission (Punches)     9/15/1997
Win     Mar-00    Sean Bormet     KO (Head Kick)     9/15/1997
Win     Feb-00    Marcelao Marcelao     Submission (Shoulder Injury)     7/1/1997
Win     Jan-00    Dilson Filho     KO (Punches)     11/1/1996

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