Height: 6'2" (188cm)
Weight: 185 lbs
Fighting out of: Curitiba, Brazil
Camp: Black House MMA
Anderson "The Spider" Silva (born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter currently fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Since 2006 he has been the UFC Middleweight Champion and he is also the last Cage Rage Middleweight Champion and former Shooto Middleweight Champion. He is currently tied with Jon Fitch and Royce Gracie for most UFC wins in a row, with eight wins. Besides the UFC and Cage Rage, Silva has fought for a number of other MMA promotions including the Pride Fighting Championships, Shooto and Rumble on the Rock.
Once a member of the Chute Boxe Academy, Silva left to form the Muay Thai Dream Team. In late November 2006, he joined new team Black House with Lyoto Machida, Vitor Belfort, Assuerio Silva, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. On May 16, 2008 Silva and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira opened the Team Nogueira MMA Academy in Miami, Florida.