Thor Silva is the son of legendary mixed martial artist Wanderlei Silva.
He continues to blaze a promising path in the world of martial arts.
On Sunday, in Curitiba, the young athlete competed in the ninth edition of the “Cidade da Luta” event and secured his second victory in amateur MMA by submitting Samuel Oliveira with a kimura in the second round.
For this latest challenge in his short but promising career, Thor Silva had his father Wanderlei Silva in his corner, along with Cristiano Marcello, leader and coach of the CM System team. It should be noted that Cristiano worked closely with Wanderlei for years throughout the “Mad Dog”‘s MMA career and even awarded the Curitiba native his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
In addition to his two wins in amateur MMA, Thor Silva, who is currently 19 years old, also has victories in boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Born in Curitiba, Thor spent most of his childhood in the United States, where he started practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 5, and later, at 8 years old, began training in Muay Thai, influenced by his father Wanderlei Silva.
When he was 12 years old and living in Brazil, Thor started training with André ‘Dida’ Amado, one of the country’s most respected Muay Thai veterans. Dida had experience competing in Japanese MMA events and the K-1 kickboxing organization.
It was then that Thor’s interest in MMA turned from a hobby into a professional goal. Currently, Thor trains at the CM System gym under the guidance of his master Cristiano Marcello.
Thor Silva’s early exposure to martial arts, coupled with his family’s support and mentorship from top coaches in the field, has helped shape his impressive skillset and put him on track for success in his chosen career. With wins in multiple disciplines, Thor has already proven himself a versatile and talented martial artist at a young age.
It is clear that Thor’s dedication and drive have already propelled him to early success in his amateur career, and with the continued guidance of his father and coaches like Cristiano Marcello, the future looks bright for this rising MMA star.