Wanderlei Silva’s ‘The Axe Murder’ Crazy First Ever Professional Fight
The first time Wanderlei Silva entered the ring as a professional was way back in 1996. The event was Brazilian Vale Tudo Fighting – Campeonato Brasileiro De Vale Tudo 1. His opponent on the night was Dilson Filho who was known as a karate specialist, got the better of Silva in the early stages of the fight. But it would be long before the Axe murder was able to impose himself on the bigger man and get the win in a thrilling back and forth battle which had the crowd on their feet. This fight would be the beginning of one of the most legendary careers in mixed martial arts history.