Son of UFC Legend Anderson Silva Will Fight Alongside Him at the Spaten Fight Night Event on June 15

25-year-old Kalyl Silva will compete on the same card headlined by his father in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Anderson Silva And His Son
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The son of UFC legend Anderson Silva will join his father for a fight card in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Silva is scheduled to headline the Spaten Fight Night event on Saturday, June 15 in his home country as he takes on former UFC foe Chael Sonnen in a main event boxing bout.

Joining him on the undercard will be Kalyl Silva, the 25-year-old son of the former middleweight world champion. 

“Kalyl has in his father his biggest inspiration, his greatest idol, and he’s very skilled,” coach Luiz Dorea told MMA Fighting. “It’s in his DNA. He’s very technical and disciplined. It’s his second training camp with us here and we noticed how fast he’s evolving.

“It’s so cool to see Kalyl fighting on the same card of Anderson. This kid has a bright future ahead.”

12 Years Later, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen Will Complete Their Trilogy

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will compete against one another for the first time in a dozen years at the event and two weeks before their inaugural meeting at UFC 117 is forever enshrined in the UFC Hall of Fame. ‘The Spider’ came out on top in both their Octagon encounters, but their first fight was especially significant as Sonnen was the first fighter to truly dominate Silva before succumbing to a hail-mary arm-triangle choke in the fifth round. 

Sonnen delivered a similar showing in the opening round of their sequel scrap, but it didn’t take long for Silva to take over and end things in the second round of the UFC 148 rematch.  

Relive Sonnen and Silva’s first-ever meeting below:

Published on May 22, 2024 at 8:56 pm
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