Thiago Silva Biography Introduction:
So if we're breaking down MMA combatants in that way, it's probably a good idea to put Thiago Silva in Wanderlei's category. After all, he looks the part. The good thing, by the way, is that he also plays the part quite well.
Date of Birth:
Training Camp, Fighting Organization, and Weight Class:
Martial Arts Background:
Interestingly, his highly aggressive style is reminiscent of Wanderlei Silva's, who Thiago notes to be one of his heroes.
Also of note is the fact that Silva's first eight fights all took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, his birthplace.
Some of Thiago Silva's Biggest Victories:
- Thiago Silva defeats Rubens Macula by TKO at PFC 1: This was Silva's first fight and win. There's never anything quite like it.
- Thiago Silva defeats Tomasz Drwal by second round KO at UFC 75: Drwal is one tough hombre. So by defeating him, Silva announced himself as a verified tough guy in the UFC.
- Thiago Silva defeats Houston Alexander by first round KO at UFC 78: At the time, Alexander was looking like the next great thing in the UFC. That said, everyone was still wondering about his ground game. After Silva took him down easily and dominated him on the ground en-route to a KO stoppage, all questions surrounding Alexander's (and Silva's) ground game were answered.