Brazilian National Kickboxing Champion Anderson Silva grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and started kickboxing at the age of 14. He threw himself into his training, and by the time he was 18 years old, he already knew he wanted to fully dedicate his life to the sport.
After a strong start to his career that saw him capture a national title, Silva was invited to be a sparring partner for the legendary Peter Aerts, and he moved to the Netherlands. He spent the next several years in Europe, facing some of the world’s best before losing a controversial decision to K-1 World Champion Badr Hari and moving back to Brazil.
Silva continued to put everything on the line against the biggest names in the kickboxing world, and he also tried his hand at mixed martial arts. Having already faced and beaten the best in many other promotions, his next goal is to become a multi-division World Champion in ONE Super Series.