Fan favorite Wanderlei Silva celebrated his 35th birthday and return to the cage after more than a year at Tabú Ultra Lounge at the MGM Grand following his match against Chris Leben. Silva was met outside the venue by a flock of faithful fans and after posing for photos on the carpet, took time to shake hands, sign autographs and even pose for photos.
Silva enjoyed the extravagant bash, sponsored by Xyience, the maker of Xenergy, the official drink of UFC, with a large entourage including sexy Xyience spokesmodels Amanda Corey and Amber Nichole, fellow UFC fighter Mark Hominick and his wife Tea Silva.
Silva enjoyed the sounds of DJ Mike Carbonell from his secluded VIP area and was surprised with a three-tier black and white birthday cake. Silva playfully posed for birthday photos with his wife before blowing out the candles and cutting slices for his guests.
Silva continued his celebration into the early morning hours.
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