UFC superstar Anderson Silva might be close to retiring from mixed martial arts, but his son Gabriel Silva has already added a victory to his family's combat sports history.
Gabriel Silva made his muay thai debut on June 15, taking on Nick Navarro in a light heavyweight bout at the WCK 35 in California and winning by second-round TKO. “The Spider” posted a video of the first round on his social media, showing Silva knocking Navarro down twice in two minutes.
On his Instagram page, the UFC fighter wished his son success in his new career.
“I’m very proud,” Silva wrote. “I saw a lot of me in you today. I’m happy, and think that the certainty that I can really stop really is closer. Love you, my son. Bad Boys.”
Gabriel also shared a slo-mo clip of his win on social media.
“I will remember this night for the rest of my life,” Silva wrote. “I’ve learned a lot from it, and I will continue to grow.”
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Thank you everyone for the support...special thanks to everyone at @systemstrainingcenter and @streetsportsbjj my brothers @theophiluslacey @mackowal and @sharkjustice also big shout out to @cgiagos_ufc for this dope edit I will remember this night for the rest of my life, I’ve learned a lot from it, and I will continue to grow. “WE’RE GOING FOR ANOTHER 20 YEARS” @silva_mtc