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Wanderlei Silva By the Numbers

A look at some of the facts and figures about beloved MMA icon and UFC on FUEL TV 8 headliner Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva
20
Age at which Wanderlei Silva began fighting professionally

36

Current age

1998
Year in which he made his UFC debut

48
Total number of career fights

2
Missing word from this quote by UFC on FUEL TV 8 opponent Brian Stann about Wanderlei: "He's done more for this sport in any ___ years of his career than I'll ever do."34
Total number of career wins

26
Wins via KO, TKO or tapout due to strikes

26
Combined wins in PRIDE and UFC, the most of any fighter

1
Wins via submission to something other than strikes

6:32:33
Total combined UFC and PRIDE fight time, more than any other fighter

36
Time, in seconds, it took for Silva to knock out Keith Jardine at UFC 84

3
Number of fights he's won in 30 seconds or less

1
Number of sons named Thor

25
Knockdowns in UFC/PRIDE competition, more than any other fighter

1,940

Number of days “The Axe Murderer” held the PRIDE middleweight title

4
Number of UFC Fight of the Night bonuses - Fight of the Night vs. Rich Franklin at UFC 147 and UFC 99, Knockout of the Night vs. Jardine at UFC 94 and Fight of the Night vs. Liddell at UFC 79

1


Number of amazing tribal head tattoos

1002
Significant strikes landed in UFC/PRIDE fights, the third most of any fighter (behind Georges St-Pierre and Quinton Jackson)

4
Number of successful/consecutive PRIDE middleweight title defenses

356,000+
Number of Twitter followers of @wandfc

18
Consecutive wins in PRIDE, the most in the organization's history

3
Number of career losses Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has by KO/TKO

2
Number of those losses that were to Silva -- both TKOs via knees

0


Losses by submission


28
Total number of fights in Japan prior to this week

6
Years between Silva's fight this weekend and his previous fight in Japan

12
Years between Silva’s UFC 147 main event against Franklin in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and his previous fight in Brazil

750,000+
Combined views on Youtube of Silva and Mark Coleman’s unbelievable Japanese shaving cream commercial

2005
Year Silva made his acting debut, which was in PRIDE's movie “Nagurimono: Love & Kill," in which he played a character named Vandarei Shiuba







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