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Igor Silva is one of the top players in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu‘s heavyweight division. A black belt under Muzio de Angelis, Igor Silva also trains with Julio Cesar at the GF Team HQ. Igor is mostly known for his use of the closed guard, being regarded as one of the most dangerous closed guards in BJJ which has helped Silva win important tournaments such as the Mundials (World Championship), European Open, the Brazilian Nationals and the Rio Open.

Igor Silva Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Igor Silva

Nickname: “Igorila” a mix between Igor and Gorilla because of the strength and size of Igor.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Roberto Traven > Muzio de Angelis > Igor Silva

Main Achievements:

  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Champion (2016)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2011/2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi Champion (2009/2016)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2010, 2011 absolute)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2010)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2006 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2006 brown)
  • IBJJF London Open Champion (2012)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2010)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2016)
  • UAEJJF World Pro Championship 3rd Place (2014)

Weight Division: Peso Super-Pesado (under 100kg/224lbs)

Favourite Position/Technique: Closed Guard

Team/Association: Brasa/GFTeam

Igor Silva Biography

Igor Silva was born on the 19th of April 1984 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Igor started training Jiu Jitsu (in 1998) initially to gain some muscle. He was a lanky teenager, but being to young to do weight lifting he chose BJJ as his sport.

Igor Silva’s very first BJJ class was under Zé Mario “Esfiha” supervision, in the same gym Igor would come to train for most of his life. In that gym the main instructors were Roberto Traven and Muzio de Angelis, the pair took charge of Silva’s tuition for the most part until he reached his yellow belt. After that Roberto Traven moved to the US leaving de Angelis in charge of the academy.

Muzio de Angelis taught Igor after Traven’s absence promoting the youngster in all the belts from there on. In 2003 Muzio called Igor to help him teach at the academy, Silva was a purple belt then. In 2006 Igor Silva combined two of the most important moments in his career in one single day. After winning the World Championship – while still on the podium – Igor was awarded his black belt from the hands of his long term master.

In 2009 bad luck knocked on Silva’s door. While competing at the Brazilian National Cup (CBJJE), Silva damaged his knee severely. Showing his fighter spirit he continued in the competition winning the final for the second time in his career. Unfortunately that injury haunted him for almost a year and only in 2010 was he deemed 100% recovered. 2010 was also a defining moment for Igor Silva, with most of Brasa’s core competition team living abroad; Igor found the need to seek a more competitive team and he found it in GFT (Grapple Fight Team – former Gama Filho). Igor already had many friends competing there which made the adaptation easyer. He hasn’t left Brasa completely, a team to which he still has strong ties, he teaches there at the old Muzio de Angelis academy but fights for the Master Julio César banner.

Igor Silva is also involved in charity work, he teaches in an organization that goes by the name of a personal friend of Igor (now deceased), the – Projeto Marc Romano. The organization attempts to re-introduce troubled teenagers back in society.

Igor Silva Grappling Record

34 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
40
6
#86e620
Choke
20
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
2
#d1212a
Arm in ezekiel
7
1
#fad11b
Wristlock
7
1
#f58822
RNC
7
1
#224aba
Cross choke f/ mount
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (21%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (67%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
25
4
#86e620
Kneebar
13
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
2
#d1212a
Injury
13
2
#fad11b
Cross ck. f/ mount
6
1
#f58822
Toe hold
6
1
#224aba
Cross choke
6
1
#ff9124
Choke
6
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
6
1
#22c9a5
Kimura
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Igor Silva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1504Braga NetoBraga NetoLChokeTeam NationalsO88KGF2006
2031Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLInjuryCapital Challenge99KGF2008
2621Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLFootlockBrasileiroO100KGF2010
2791Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
3420Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3787Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4030Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2012
4094Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross ck. f/ mountRio OpenABSF2012
4181Thiago BorgesThiago BorgesLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGiO100KGF2012
4656Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2013
5068Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLChoke from backEuropean100KGSF2014
5073Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarEuropeanABS1/4F2014
5405Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5454Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarWorld Pro.100KGSF2014
5627Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
6224Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
6848Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7190Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
9098Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9222Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLN/AWorld ProO94KG1/4F2016
9604Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2016
9637Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2016
9969Jose JuniorJose JuniorLAdvGrand Slam - LA110KGSF2016
9971Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam - LA110KG3RD2016
2028Antonio BatistaWPointsCapital Challenge99KG1/4F2008
2030F. SantoroWPointsCapital Challenge99KGSF2008
2170Eder LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGiO100KGF2009
2790Arimar NevesWPts: 12x0World Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
3325Alberto MarmolWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88kgF2011
3775Mike WilsonWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR22012
4016Raymond WarrenWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4023Christopher HarasztiWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
5456Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsWorld Pro.100KG3RD2014
5903Robson MaiaWArmbarMoscow OpenABSF2014
5904Marlon QueirozWArmbarMoscow OpenO100KGSF2014
6206Alexandre VieiraWCross choke f/ mountEuropeanABSR22015
6216Maksymilian WisniewskiWChokeEuropeanABSR32015
6221Jurandir ConceiçãoWArmbarEuropeanABS1/4F2015
6223Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWChoke from backEuropeanABSSF2015
6332Alan FerreiraWArm in ezekielEuropeanO100KG1/4F2015
6336Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 11x2EuropeanO100KGSF2015
6841Antonio JuniorWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
6846T. GaiaWReferee DecisionWorld ProO95KG1/4F2015
7188Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChokeWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2015
9076Michael DouglasWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9080Karol MigoWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR2016
9215Christopher BoweWWristlockWorld ProO94KGR12016
9597Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGR12016
9602Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KG1/4F2016
9636Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9967Daniel PollaciaWPts: 6x0Grand Slam - LA110KG1/4F2016
9978R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionG. Slam NG - LA108KGF2016
10550Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam - Rio110KGR12016
10557Jose JuniorJose JuniorWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - Rio110KGSF2016
10558Andre CamposWAdvGrand Slam - Rio110KGF2016
10642Martin GobelWArmbarParis OpenO100KGSF2016
10977Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenO100KG1/4F2017
10979Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017

Igor Silva Fighting at the European Open 2011

Igor Silva fighting at the Rio Open 2010-09-29

Igor Silva fighting at the Rio Open 2010 (2)

 

 

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