Anderson Silva set for boxing match in Dubai

Anderson Silva is heading back to the boxing ring. The former UFC middleweight champion will be competing on a card that is set to take place on a helicopter landing pad in Dubai on May 14th per TMZ. 

The boxing event will be headlined by Floyd Mayweather who will be taking on “Dangerous” Don Moore in an eight-round exhibition. Silva will be competing on the card against fellow Brazilian MMA veteran Bruno Machado (15-9 MMA).

Machado has won his last six MMA bouts leading up to this boxing exhibition with the great Anderson Silva. He last competed at UAE Warriors 15 in January of 2021 where he scored a unanimous decision victory.



Anderson Silva in Boxing

Of course, all eyes will be on Anderson Silva when these two meet in the boxing ring. This will be Silva’s third trip to the squared circle since his UFC career wrapped at the end of 2020.

Thus far, Anderson Silva has been incredibly impressive in his post-UFC combat career. He started things out with a bout against former boxing world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Despite Silva’s track record of being a dynamic striker, most people didn’t give him a chance against the former champion. However, Silva put on an absolute clinic and I personally scored seven rounds for him.

The fight took place in Chavez Jr’s native Mexico and one of the judges gave him the fight. However, two of the judges got it correct and Silva picked up the boxing victory. He then took on another former UFC champion in his next bout.

At a Triller event, Silva boxed a fellow MMA legend in Tito Ortiz. The match didn’t last long as Silva face-plated Ortiz just 81 seconds into the first round scoring his second straight boxing victory.

Now, Silva will take on Machado who will likely put on a more competitive fight. Silva continues to stay sharp and one day could be standing across the ring from one of the Paul brothers. However, Silva is content just competing for now with potential big money fights down the road.