Watch: Wanderlei’s Son Thor Silva Scores Second-Round Knockout in MMA Debut

The 19 year old son of PRIDE and UFC legend Wanderlei Silva made his amateur MMA debut over the weekend, earning a first-round knockout at an event held in Curitiba, Brazil

Thor Silva
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Thor Silva, son of mixed martial arts legend Wanderlei Silva made his amateur MMA debut over the weekend, scoring a first-round knockout.

Emanating from Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Fight Music Show 2 played host to a series of combat sports matchups including the boxing debut of former UFC and reigning Bellator MMA women’s featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg. In the opening bout, Thor Silva squared off with fellow MMA debutant Gabriel Bonfim. Silva came out aggressive right from the start, landing a single-leg takedown. From there Silva unloaded a series of strikes on the ground. Bonfim curled up to protect himself, forcing the referee to step in and call a stop to the bout just 2:13 into the very first round.

While it was Thor Silva’s MMA debut, the young budding superstar has competed in both boxing and Muay Thai competition. In 2019, Silva made his Muay Thai debut, earning a 30-second knockout

Thor Silva Weighs His Options For The Future

After a dominant first-round win in his MMA debut, there is no doubt that Thor Silva will be on the watchlist of many promotions around the world. With a plethora of potential and one of the most entertaining fighters of all time for a father, Silva could have his pick of promotions to call home.

Prior to his amateur MMA debut, Thor Silva discussed where he could end up in the future, should things go his way inside the cage.

“I like the UFC, they pay real well,” Thor said in an interview with MMA Fighting, “but RIZIN is also very interesting because I like the rule set, right? If you go to the ground, there are soccer kicks and I like that idea. But I’ll see. I’ll have this amateur fight and feel it. But if one of them [calls me], I’d do it right away.”

Published on September 25, 2022 at 10:51 pm
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