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Claudio Henrique da Silva, also known as ‘Mineiro’ or ‘Hannibal’, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Ricardo Vieira and a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighter. A true globetrotter of Jiu Jitsu, Claudio has travelled throughout his native Brazil to train with the very best in the fight game and has the titles to prove his hard work paid off. Claudio moved to Europe (2006) as a purple belt and started competing more in MMA, becoming a member of the London Shootfighters professional fighting squad, in 2014 he returned to Brazil to pursue an MMA career with the UFC.

Claudio da Silva Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Claudio Henrique da Silva

Nicknames: Mineiro as he is called by many, came about due to Silva’s beginnings, being raised in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. “Mineiro” is a common adjective to describe one who is of Minas Gerais.

The other nickname, “Banheira” (bathtub in Portuguese) is a childhood nickname, attributed on the field, playing football (soccer) with his friends. Claudio would often play a lazy man’s game, content in staying close to the goal (and never coming to help the defence line), this style of play is often called Banheira, meaning that the player lives “inside the bathtub”, waiting for the warm water to arrive.

Claudio also adopted the nickname “Hannibal” for his MMA career. This was a self addressed name used solely inside MMA promotions.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira (BWO Leo Negao)> Claudio Silva

Main Achievements:

  • European Champion (2009 brown belt – closed the final with his team mate)
  • Lockdown Submission 2000 Tournament Champion (2011)
  • Ground Control Superfight Champion (2011)
  • South American Champion (2009 CBJJE)
  • World Champion (2009 CBJJE – brown belt)
  • South Brazil Champion (2007 purple belt)
  • European Silver Medallist (2007 absolute)
  • Brazilian Nationals Silver Medallist (2005 purple belt)
  • Sao Paulo Champion (2005 purple belt)
  • British National Champion (2005 purple belt)

Favourite Position/Technique: Guard

Weight Division: Meio Pesado

Team/Association: n/a

Claudio Silva biography

Claudio Henrique was born in Rondonopolis, Brazilian State of Mato Grosso on the 6th of September 1982, but moved to Uberlandia in Minas Gerais as a toddler. It was there, in Uberlandia that Claudio started his training in Jiu Jitsu under the tutelage of Elan Santiago in the year of 2001. He received his Blue and Purple belts from Master Santiago.

In 2005 Claudio made his first of many travels to improve his Jiu Jitsu, his first stop was the legendary coach Paulo Rezende (aka Paulao) in Poco de Caldas, a coach who taught some of the biggest stars in BJJ like Reinaldo Ribeiro and Marcelo Garcia.

2006 came, and Claudio was on his way to Sao Paulo to train with two of the greatest fighters to have ever stepped on a mat, Leonardo Vieira and Robert Drysdale at the (then) Brasa Headquarters in Sao Paulo. At the end of 2006 Mr Henrique did his first trip to Europe to train at Brasa’s Headquarters in London, the London Fight Factory Academy, there he fought his first European Open making it to the finals of the absolute (open weight) division.

He stayed in London for one year and a half were he fought (and won) several championships and were Claudio began is mixed martial arts career with a TKO on the 1st round. After this spell in Britain, Claudio returned to Brazil, this time to Rio de Janeiro were he trained under another legendary coach Ricardo Vieira by whom he was awarded his Brown Belt.

After another year in Rio de Janeiro, Claudio came back to Britain to teach at the Checkmat team and compete in the European scene, wining his first European Jiu Jitsu Open as a Brown Belt, closing the brackets with his team mate Yuri Simoes. On May 2010 Claudio Silva’s master Ricardo Vieira was due to travel to London to award him his black belt, but couldn’t do so as weather conditions cancelled his flight, Ricardo then commissioned the task to a friend who is also a black belt residing in London, Mr Leo “Negao”.

Since then, Claudio separated from the Checkmat team to focus himself on MMA, turning to London Shootfighters to further develop his MMA game. In 2014 “Mineiro” returned to his native Brazil where he debuted for the UFC.

Claudio Silva Grappling Record

6 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Submission
33
1
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Kneebar
33
1
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RNC
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
0 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Claudio Silva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3280Jack MaGeeWSubmissionSub 1000 IIABS1/4F2011
3281Kenny BakerWReferee DecisionSub 1000 IIABSSF2011
3282Daniel StraussWKneebarSub 1000 IIABSF2011
3283Nic GregoriadesNic GregoriadesWPts: 14x0Ground ControlABSSPF2011
4136Junior EladioWRNCTUFFABSSF2012
4137Luke CostelloWPointsTUFFABSF2012

Claudio Henrique (white) vs Nicolas Gregoriades (blue)

Claudio Henrique vs Jamil

Claudio Mineiro vs Mat Thorpe (Claudio’s 1st MMA fight)

 

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