Wanderlei Silva News
Wanderlei Silva opens up on UFC Hall of Fame announcement: "They were so close to making me cry"
Josh Evanoff - February 19, 2024
Wanderlei Silva accepts Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's boxing challenge: "Wanderlei will hang you on the ropes again"
Fernando Quiles - February 14, 2024
Rampage Jackson announces plans to have boxing matches with two former UFC rivals: “Age ain’t nothing but a number”
Harry Kettle - February 6, 2024
Paulo Costa dubs ‘The Axe Murderer’ as his favorite fighter of all time
Harry Kettle - October 11, 2022
Video | Wanderlei Silva's son Thor wins MMA debut via first round TKO
Ryan Harkness - September 26, 2022
Wanderlei Silva’s son Thor Silva made his amateur MMA debut on Sunday at Fight Music Show 2 in Brazil, winning his bout via first round TKO. The 19-year-old showed no hesitation in the cage as he attacked Gabriel Bonfim early, hitting a single-leg takedown and escaping an armbar attempt. He then punished his opponent with relentless ground and pound before securing mount. Bonfim did his best to try and cling to Thor, but couldn’t escape the damage he was taking and gave up his back. The ref stepped in at 2:13 of the first round to wave things off.
Wanderlei Silva interested in moving to boxing, goes off on Vitor Belfort fighting Evander Holyfield: "I don't want to fight an old man"
Josh Evanoff - September 13, 2022
Wanderlei Silva might be retired from MMA, but he’s not retired from boxing. ‘The Axe Murderer’ has been out of action since his knockout loss to Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in September 2018. Following that defeat, Silva departed from Bellator. He promptly signed with BKFC the following year.
Wanderlei Silva announces retirement from MMA, plans to coach son Thor: "I've been through it all"
Josh Evanoff - August 31, 2022
Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva has announced his retirement from MMA. ‘The Axe Murderer’ is one of the most terrifying fighters in the history of the sport. The Brazilian first began his career in 1996. He soon became one of the faces of the International Vale Tudo Championship and captured the light-heavyweight title in 1999.
Wanderlei Silva calls out Vitor Belfort for rematch in boxing
Adam Martin - September 30, 2021
MMA legend Wanderlei Silva called out fellow Brazilian mixed martial artist Vitor Belfort for a rematch in the boxing ring. Silva and Belfort have never seen eye-to-eye. The pair first met way back at UFC Brazil in October 1998, with Belfort finishing Silva with a first-round knockout. The two then coached TUF Brazil in 2012 and were supposed to fight in a rematch, but the fight was canceled due to injuries. But even a decade later, these two do still not like each other and they continue to take shots at each other whenever they are able to get the chance to.
Wanderlei Silva teases massive MMA card at the Tyson Ranch featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Tito Ortiz, and more
Adam Martin - August 30, 2020
Wanderlei Silva is teasing a massive MMA card that will take place at the Tyson Ranch featuring Fedor Emelianenko and Tito Ortiz, plus more. Silva posted a photo on his social media of a poster for an event called “Fight Club After Dark.” The poster says the event will take place on November 21 at the Tyson Ranch in Desert Hot Springs, California, with the tagline, “Experience live MMA like never before under the stars on the Tyson Ranch.”
Report: Mike Tyson rejects $18M offer to fight Wanderlei Silva
Tom Taylor - June 10, 2020
Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson has reportedly turned down an $18M offer from American bare-knuckle fighting promotion BKFC. The offer reportedly named MMA legend Wanderlei Silva, who recently signed with BKFC but has yet to debut with the promotion, as the opponent for Tyson’s return.
Vitor Belfort teases rematch with Wanderlei Silva
Harry Kettle - June 10, 2020
ONE Championship star Vitor Belfort has teased the idea of a rematch with Wanderlei Silva, 22 years after their first encounter. While his last fight may have taken place more than two years ago at UFC 224 when he was knocked out by Lyoto Machida, Belfort is ready to get back into the cage and officially end his retirement with ONE Championship.
Photo | Wanderlei Silva shows off injuries from bike accident
Tom Taylor - June 5, 2020
Former Pride middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva was recently hit by his car while riding his bike, breaking his foot and sustaining some pretty nasty looking wounds. It was the Brazilian MMA legend’s second such accident in a four-year span. He says wearing a helmet save his life on both occasions.
Coach refutes rumors of Mike Tyson vs. Wanderlei Silva BKFC fight
Tom Taylor - May 26, 2020
Not long after boxing legend Mike Tyson announced his plans to return to the ring at 53 years of age, he received a lucrative offer from upstart bare-knuckle promotion BKFC—potentially for a fight with MMA legend Wanderlei Silva. “I think a Wanderlei Silva, someone of that nature,” BKFC boss David Feldman told MMA Fighting when discussing potential opponents for Tyson. “No matter how old Silva gets, he’s dangerous, and I think that would be an intriguing matchup. Something like that, but I don’t actually have anything in mind right now.”
Wanderlei Silva reportedly offered $10M for potential Mike Tyson matchup
Tom Taylor - May 25, 2020
Wanderlei Silva has reportedly been offered $10M for a potential bare-knuckle fight with Mike Tyson—an opportunity he says he accepted “right away.” Tyson, a 53-year-old boxing legend, is plotting a comeback, and is being aggressively courted by upstart bare-knuckle organization BKFC. The promotion is reported to have offered Tyson more than $20M to compete sans gloves, and has named Silva as his potential dance partner (should the boxer accept the offer).
Wanderlei Silva calls out Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort for bare-knuckle fights
Adam Martin - April 21, 2020
MMA legend Wanderlei Silva has called out fellow veterans of the sport Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort for bare-knuckle fights. Silva signed with BKFC last fall but has yet to make his debut with the promotion. At the time of the signing, Silva said he was interested in fighting Belfort. Six months later and Silva still wants to fight Belfort but he’s also interested in fighting Henderson, as well.
Vitor Belfort calls for the 'most anticipated rematch that will ever happen' against Wanderlei Silva
Cole Shelton - December 27, 2019
Vitor Belfort wants to rematch Wanderlei Silva. The two fought back in October of 1998 at UFC Brazil where it was Belfort who won by first round TKO. Since then, Silva became the Pride champion while Belfort won the UFC’s light heavyweight championship and both have gone their own ways.
BKFC boss David Feldman shares timeframe for Wanderlei Silva, Hector Lombard debuts
Cole Shelton - October 23, 2019
Wanderlei Silva calls out Vitor Belfort for bare-knuckle fight
Adam Martin - October 4, 2019
MMA legend Wanderlei Silva, who recently signed with Bare Knuckle FC, has called out long-time rival Vitor Belfort to a bare-knuckle fight. Speaking to AgFight.com, Silva said he badly wants to get his hands on Belfort.
Wanderlei Silva signs with Bare Knuckle FC
Chris Taylor - September 27, 2019
Mixed Martial Arts legend Wanderlei Silva is not hanging up the gloves just yet and instead has signed a deal to fight under the Bare Knuckle FC banner. The news comes from FanSided who reported earlier that the now 43-year-old ‘Axe Murderer’ has signed a deal with Bare Knuckle FC.
Wanderlei Silva admits he is experiencing multiple concussion-like symptoms
Tom Taylor - February 6, 2019
Wanderlei Silva, one of the most ferocious fighters in MMA history, recently admitted that he experiences many of the symptoms of brain injury. The 51-fight veteran, who has been engaging in tooth-and-nail scraps for almost three decades, made this concerning admission in an interview with Brazilian website PVT.
Wanderlei Silva is 'already thinking about the next one' after Bellator 206
Tom Taylor - October 1, 2018
Last Saturday night, in the co-main event of Bellator 206, Wanderlei Silva succumbed to a volley of second-round strikes from Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. With this result, the 42-year-old Silva is now on a two-fight skid, having also given up a decision to Chael Sonnen in his Bellator debut. Apparently, however, he’s still got plenty left in the tank. Speaking on Instagram shortly after this fight, Wanderlei Silva explained that, after this exciting but ultimately disappointing fight with Rampage, he’s already looking forward to his next fight. He’s hoping that next fight happens soon, too.
Bellator 206 salaries: 'Rampage' and Wanderlei Silva earn top paydays
Tom Taylor - September 30, 2018
Fighters react to tonight's war between Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva
Chris Taylor - September 29, 2018
Former mixed martial arts world champions and bitter rivals Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva squared off for a forth time tonight at Bellator 206 in San Jose. Wanderlei had won the pairs first two meetings, which took place under the now defunct PRIDE FC banner, ending both of those fights with some brutal knees in the clinch.
Bellator 206 Results: Quinton Jackson stops Wanderlei Silva in Round 2 (VIDEO)
Chris Taylor - September 29, 2018
A heavyweight bout between former mixed martial arts champions and bitter rivals Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva served as the co-headliner of tonight’s Bellator 206 event in San Jose. This will mark the fourth time that “Rampage” and “The Axe Murderer” have squared off during their storied careers.