Alex Silva, a Canadian wrestler, was born on January 23, 1990. He is a former impact Gut Check Winner and is known for his time in Impact Wrestling. He started his career in 2004, at the age of 14. And is one of the very few athletes to have won a World Title in not one, but two sports. After his World Title in Jiu-Jitsu, Silva moved on to wrestling and became one of the finest strawweight in the world. Join us in celebrating his birthday right here.
Alexander Freitas was born in Montreal, Canada, on January 23, 1990, and has Brazilian ancestry. Tommy Rose, his father, was a successful wrestler and trained him too. Freitas debuted for ‘Paul LeDuc’s FLQ’ promotion in 2004. In the beginning, Freitas took on the ring name ‘Sean Simmons’ and soon began wrestling under the name ‘Alex Silva’. For the next few years, he wrestled mainly in Quebec. At the age of 16, he ventured into the U.S. to wrestle in places like Hawaii, Atlanta, Wisconsin, and Chicago. Silva won the ‘CRW Quebec Championship’ on March 15, 2009, by defeating Twister. On November 17, 2010, he made his debut in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW).
He won the ‘OVW Television Championship’ on December 11, by defeating Mohamad Ali Vaez. This victory made him the youngest Television Champion in the promotion’s history and he held the championship for 46 days before losing it. Silva made his debut for TOW Wrestling in December 2013, which was an independent promotion based in Montreal, Quebec. He wrestled twice and defeated Volkano and “Surfer” Mitch Thompson. Silva has made regular appearances for the ‘International Wrestling Syndicate’ since May 2014. Silva made his debut at ‘Top of the World Wrestling’ on July 29, 2014, and he defeated Buxx Belmar. He made his debut for ‘Capital City Championship Combat’ on November 27, 2014, and was defeated by Sebastian Suave. He is also an instructor at ‘Evolve Mixed Martial Arts’ in Singapore.
If it wasn’t for the number of challenges, he’s faced in his life, Silva might not have accomplished this much. He was several months premature and although he overcame the odds to survive, things were not trouble-free. Growing up, he was bullied for his small stature. However, he discovered martial arts through the films of Bruce Lee and soon took up classes such as kung fu and capoeira, and learned how to defend himself. But it wasn’t until the age of 13 that his life would change forever. On seeing himself defeating stronger opponents, ‘Little Rock’ pursued his new passion. He eventually won many tournaments and competitions and reached the very apex of the wrestling world. Today, he is a third-degree black belt and the World Champion in ONE Strawweight and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Silva debuts for Paul LeDuc's FLQ promotion after he was trained by his father.
Silva wins the OVW (Ohio ValleyWrestling) Television Championship by defeating Mohamad Ali Vaez.
In 2013, Silva gets ranked No. 215 in the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 (Pro Wrestling Illustrated.)
Silva wins the CRW Quebec Championship by defeating Twister.
Why We Love Alex Silva
He overcame personal struggles
Silva overcame multiple challenges like premature birth, bullying, and more, yet continues to keep moving forward. Silva is a role model to many.
He has the will to fight
His ambition doesn't end with one world title. Silva intends to keep fighting and being the best ever.
He is a true martial artist
Silva has developed quick feet and fast hands which go well with his world-class wrestling skills. He is an athlete who has many tricks up his sleeve.
5 Surprising Facts
Started out late in MMA
Silva, who is well-known in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu circles, had not made his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut until the age of 28.
He falls under exclusive company
Silva remains one of the only five competitors who have received the undisputed One Championship strawweight crown.
He’s a proven finisher
Known for his submission skills, Silva has won his six victories under the ONE banner of which five have come via submission.
He always strives to improve
With elite submission skills, Silva has worked very hard to become a well-rounded martial artist.
He’s determined to make history
For Silva, being the world champion is not enough and he is striving to be the best ever to hold the belt.
Alex Silva FAQs
How old is Alex Silva?
Silva was born on January 23, 1990, and he is 32 years old.
Is Alex Silva married?
He has not confirmed that information.
Is Alex Silva a world champion?
Silva holds the World Champion title in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and ONE Strawweight.
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