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WANDERLEI SILVA NAMED TO UFC® The class of 2024 is the newest addition to the Hall of Fame.



Las Vegas – UFC® Today announced that Wanderlei Silva, former PRIDE FC Middleweight Champion will be inducted as a pioneer into the UFC Hall of Fame 2024 class. The UFC Hall of Fame Induction will take place on July 20th in Las Vegas. It will be streamed exclusively live by UFC FIGHT Pass.®.

“Wanderlei Silva is one of the true pioneers of the sport of MMA,” UFC CEO Dana White said. “Wanderlei was an absolute savage who left his mark by delivering some of the most memorable fights in combat sports history. He fought against Mirko, Chuck Liddell Dan Henderson Brian Stann and Rich Franklin in absolute wars. He was also one of the early superstars of PRIDE who helped grow the MMA fanbase on a global scale, and it will be an honor to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer.”

Silva will be the 19th UFC Hall of Famer.The th Member of the Pioneer Era Wing. The Pioneers Era category is for athletes who were professional fighters before November 17, 2000, when the unified rules of mixed-martial arts was adopted. They must also be at least 35 or retired.

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