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Wanderlei Cesar da Silva was born on 3rd July 1976, in Curitiba, Brazil, and is a mixed-martial artist who currently competes in RizinFighting federation, but in the past he has competed in Japan`s Pride Fighting Championships, and was the PRIDE Middleweight Champion, and also the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion in 2003.

Have you ever wondered how rich Wanderlei Silva is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Silva`s net worth is as high as $18 million, earned through his successful career as a fighter which now spans over 20 years.

Wanderlei Silva Net Worth $18 Million

From an early age, Silva was inspired by fighting, and little by little learnt the basics of Muay Thai and kickboxing at the Chute Boxe Academy. Several years later he joined the military, and thanks to his fighting skills, quickly rose in the ranks. While still in the military, he joined Vale Tudi and Brazilian jiu-jitsu school. Because of many fights in the Vale Tudo style, Wanderlei gained scars around his eyes.

His professional career began in 1996 against Dilson Filho, whom he beat by KO in the first round. He fought and won one more match in BVF, against Marcelo Barbosa by TKO, as Marcelo injured his shoulder and submitted. He then took a step forward and fought in International Vale Tudo Championship events, defeating such fighters as Sean Bormet, Egidio da Costa, and Mike van Arsdale, but also recorded his first loss, against Artur Mariano. After a few more successful bouts, Silva won the IVC Light-Heavyweight Championship in 1999, against Eugene Jackson. His net worth was rising steadily with his successes.

He joined UFC in 1998, and fought against Vitor Belfort on 16th October that year, but lost the match after only 44 seconds; nevertheless, he bounced back with a victory over Tony Petarra. In 2000 he faced Tito Ortiz for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but lost via unanimous decision. He then left UFC and fought in PRIDE, but eventually returned to UFC in 2007, and since then has won matches against such fighters as Keith Jardine – earning Knockout of the Night and Knockout of the Year honors – Michael Bisping, Cung Le, and Brian Stann. In 2014, Silva refused to take a drug test, and as a result he received a lifetime ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. However, his ban was reduced to three years, but in 2016 he left UFC.

Silva has had most success in PRIDE Fighting; he joined the organization in 1999, and in his debut match he fought against Carl Ognibene, and won by unanimous decision. He continued in the same rhythm, fighting against Daijiro Matsui and Bob Schrijber. In 2001 Silva won the Pride Middleweight Championship, defeating Kazushi Sakuraba by TKO after only 30 seconds of the fight. He managed to defend the title four times, before losing it to Dan Henderson in 2007. Also, in 2003 he was the winner of the Pride Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament, defeating Quinton Jackson in the finals. He reached the semi-finals in 2005 losing to Ricardo Arona, and again in 2006 this time losing to Mirko Filipović. Still, his net worth was improving.

Silva`s most recent activities include a multi-fight contract with the Bellator MMA, and he will debut after 25th May 2017 when his ban ceases.

He also competed in a tag team grappling match in the Rizin Fighting Federation alongside Kiyoshi Tamura, against Kazushi Sakuraba and Hideo Tokoro; the match ended in a draw. Furthermore, it was scheduled for Silva and Marko Filipović to fight as a part of the Rizin 16-man open weight tournament, however, Silva pulled out of the fight.

Regarding his personal life, Siva has been married to Tea since 2002, and has a son with her. Also he has a daughter from one of his previous relationships.
Wanderlei now holds dual citizenship, as he became a US citizen in April 2016.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 3, 1976
Birth place: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Weight:84 kg
Profession:Mixed Martial Artist
Nationality:Brazilian
Spouse:Tea Silva (m. 2002)
Children:Thor Silva, Rafaela Silva
Parents:Holando da Silva
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Lost to K1 veteran Mark Hunt at Pride Shockwave 2004 by split decision.
2Despite fighting him three times, he is a huge admirer of Pro-Wrestling legend Kazushi Sakuraba.
3Has a son named Thor.
4MMA legend, and former Chute-Boxe member, José "Pelé" Landi-Jons helped him masters his now-infamous techniques of Muay Thai clinch and stomping.
5Is a black-belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
6Is a big fan of soccer legends Pelé and Rivaldo.
7Trains with Chute-Boxe academy in Curitiba, south of Brazil, under Rafael Cordeiro and Rudimar Fedrigo.
8Is the undisputed Pride FC Middleweight Champion since 2001, and Pride Middleweight Gran Prix 2003 Champion.
9Fox shows an edited version of his fights to the american audience due to the excess of violence.
10Fought 30 times in the last six years, achieving the mark of 20 knockouts.
11Favorite moves are "soccer kicks" and stomps against a downed opponent.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nagurimono: Love & Kill2005as Vandarei Shiuba

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Herring2015/IcompletedHimself
Estrelas2014TV SeriesHimself
Caldeirão do Huck2013TV SeriesHimself
Here Comes the Boom2012Himself
Altas Horas2012TV SeriesHimself
Lendas do UFC2012TV Series documentary
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards IV2011TV SpecialHimself
MMAthletics2011TV SeriesHimself
MMA H.E.A.T.2010TV SeriesHimself
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
FightZone Presents2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself - Fighter
UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez2010TV SpecialHimself
MMA Worldwide2009TV Series documentary
UFC 99: The Comeback2009TV SpecialHimself
Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
UFC 92: The Ultimate 20082008TV SpecialHimself
UFC Unleashed2008TV Series
UFC 84: Ill Will2008TV SpecialHimself
UFC 79: Nemesis2007TV SpecialHimself
Pride 33: The Second Coming2007TV MovieHimself
Pride Final Conflict Absolute2006TV MovieHimself
UFC 61: Bitter Rivals2006TV SpecialHimself
Pride Critical Countdown Absolute2006TV MovieHimself
Pride Shockwave 20052005TV MovieHimself
Pride Final Conflict2005TV MovieHimself
Pride Critical Countdown 20052005TV MovieHimself
Pride Total Elimination 20052005TV MovieHimself
Pride Shockwave 20042004TV MovieHimself
Pride 28: High Octane2004TV MovieHimself
Pride Final Conflict2004TV MovieHimself
Pride Final Conflict2003TV MovieHimself
Pride Total Elimination2003TV MovieHimself
Pride 23: Championship Chaos2002TV MovieHimself
Pride Shockwave2002TV MovieHimself
Pride 20: Armed and Ready2002TV MovieHimself
Pride 19: Bad Blood2002TV MovieHimself
Pride 18: Cold Fury 22001TV MovieHimself
Pride 17: Championship Chaos2001TV MovieHimself
Pride 14: Clash of the Titans2001TV MovieHimself
Pride 13: Collision Course2001TV MovieHimself
Pride 12: Cold Fury2000TV MovieHimself
Pride 11: Battle of the Rising Sun2000TV MovieHimself
Pride 10: Return of the Warriors2000TV MovieHimself
UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 32000TV SpecialHimself
Pride Grand Prix Opening Round2000TV MovieHimself
Pride 81999TV MovieHimself
Pride 71999TV MovieHimself
UFC 20: Battle for the Gold1999TV SpecialHimself
UFC: Ultimate Brazil1999TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
UFC Unleashed2010TV SeriesHimself
UFC Hits: Volume 22000VideoHimself

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