Anderson “The Spider” Silva (born April 14, 1975) is a Bazilian Jiu-Jistu/Muay Thai Mixed martial arts fighter currentley for UFC and is the current UFC Middleweight champion. He has also competed in PRIDE Fighting Championships, Cage Rage, Shooto, and Rumble on the Rock. Once a member of Chute Boxe Academy, he left to form the Muay Thai Dream Team. In late November 2006, he joined a new team called Black House with Lyoto Machida, Vitor Belfort, Assuerio Silva, and the Nogueira brothers. On May 16, 2008, Silva and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira opened the Team Nogueira MMA Academy in Miami, Florida.

MMAWeekly, Sherdog and Nokaut currently rank Anderson Silva as the number one middleweight in the world, while both Sherdog and Yahoo! Sports rank Silva as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Silva coached alongside Lyoto Machida for Team Nogueira in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.

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