Anderson Silva

Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian former mixed martial artist and former boxer. After fighting in Japan for the Shooto and Pride federations, between 2006 and 2020 he reached the peak of his fame playing in the US promotion UFC, of which he was middleweight champion from 2006 to 2013. He holds the record for the most long series of consecutive victories in the history of the UFC and during his years as champion he was unanimously considered its strongest fighter pound for pound.

So much so that the president Dana White himself and numerous newspapers and specialized sites defined him as the best mixed martial arts fighter of all time, although the debate is still open today. He was awarded Fighter of the Year at the Fighters Only World MMA Awards in 2008. Having concluded his career in mixed martial arts, he dedicated himself to professional boxing, a discipline already practiced occasionally in 1998 and 2005.