The full name of Wanderlei Silva is Wanderlei Cesa da Silva. He was born on 3rd July in the year 1976. This particular boxer has been nicknamed The Axe Murderer. Silva has taken training of Brazilian marital art. This particular style is a combination of mixed martial art. He has taken part in Japans Pride Fighting Championships and also in Ultimate Fighting Championship of America. He has got an aggressive style of play and in most of the matches he ended the match by knocking down the opposition or de to referee stoppage because of strikes. He hits the opponent boxer with his strong punches and also uses his knees. This particular style is known as the Muay Thai clinch. In Pride FC category he holds a record for the maximum number of wins and knockouts. In the middle weight fighter category, the present rank of Wanderlei Silva is number 21. This ranking system is published by the Fightmatrix.com.
Wanderlei got his boxing training under the guidance of Rudimar Ferdigo in the Chute Boxe Academy. This academy was situated in Curitiba Brazil which is the home town of Silva. He had got a specialization in Muay Thai. In the Brazilian jiu jisu he has achieved black belt from the trainer Cristiano Marcello. The Brazilian supporters gave him the nickname Cachorro Louco which means mad dog. He has terrific style of knocking down his opponent with full aggression. Before any fight he stares down his opponent with a specific way. His early achievements include light heavyweight championship, Middleweight Grand Prix Championship in 2003 and also Pride middleweight championship for 205lb.
Wanderlei Silva has spent the maximum period of boxing career in Brazil. In the year 2007, he moved to the United States and he became trainer in the Xtreme Couture which is located in Las Vegas. He used to prefer aggressive gym atmosphere and was not happy with the particular arrangements of the centre. So, he opened his personal gym and the Wand Fight team conditioning and training centre. This particular center was opened in Las Vegas. At present, Wanderlei Silva trains in his personal gym and he has also appointed Rafael Cordeiro who was Silva’s former Chute Boxe coach. This particular player was very much dedicated towards the sport of boxing. He knows many styles and techniques which a true boxer requires. Moreover in his boxing career, he has achieved quite a number titles and has a considerable amount of fan following.