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Igor Silva

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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 (2017/2010)
  • 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

74 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (54%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
40
16
#86e620
Submission
13
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
10
4
#d1212a
Triangle
8
3
#fad11b
Choke
8
3
#f58822
Wristlock
5
2
#224aba
Ezekiel
5
2
#ff9124
Flying armbar
5
2
#bf1f6c
Mounted X choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#fad223
RNC
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
41 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (49%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
4
#86e620
Choke from back
15
3
#5AD3D1
Footlock
15
3
#d1212a
Kneebar
10
2
#fad11b
Choke
10
2
#f58822
Mounted X choke
5
1
#224aba
Toe hold
5
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Guillotine
5
1
#22c9a5
Ankle lock
5
1
#fad223
Kimura
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Igor Silva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1518Braga NetoBraga NetoLChokeTeam NationalsO88KGF2006
2050Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLInjuryCapital Challenge99KGF2008
2652Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLFootlockBrasileiroO100KGF2010
2857Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
3517Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3894Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4135Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4200Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeRio OpenABSF2012
4290Thiago BorgesThiago BorgesLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGiO100KGF2012
4812Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5251Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLChoke from backEuropean100KGSF2014
5256Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5596Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5650Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarWorld Pro.100KGSF2014
5823Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
6484Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
7126Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7477Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
9489Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9613Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLN/AWorld ProO94KG4F2016
10011Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2016
10044Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
10416Jose JuniorJose JuniorLAdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2016
10418Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2016
11147Rodolfo BonfimLPointsParis OpenABSSF2016
11897Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
12810Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLGuillotineACBJJ 595KG4F2017
13173Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsRio Winter OpenABSF2017
13207Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAnkle lockSP BJJ ProO100KGF2017
13605Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backAsian OpenABSSF2017
14279Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2017
14989Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
15099Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevLFootlockNetherlands Pro110KGSF2018
15108Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15109Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
16043Erberth SantosErberth SantosLFootlockWorld Pro110KGSF2018
19737Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier110KG4F2019
20413Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x2King of Mats110KGRR2019
20417Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2019
20421Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2019
22184Italo MouraItalo MouraLReferee DecisionDublin OpenABSF2019
2047Antonio BatistaWPointsCapital Challenge99KG4F2008
2049F. SantoroWPointsCapital Challenge99KGSF2008
2198Eder LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGiO100KGF2009
2856Arimar NevesWPts: 12x0World Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
3417Alberto MarmolWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88kgF2011
3882Mike WilsonWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR22012
4121Raymond WarrenWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4128Christopher HarasztiWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
5652Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsWorld Pro.100KG3RD2014
6117Robson MaiaWArmbarMoscow OpenABSF2014
6118Marlon QueirozWArmbarMoscow OpenO100KGSF2014
6466A. VieiraWMounted X chokeEuropeanABSR22015
6476Maksymilian WisniewskiWChokeEuropeanABSR32015
6481Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2015
6483Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWChoke from backEuropeanABSSF2015
6592Alan FerreiraWArm in ezekielEuropeanO100KG4F2015
6596Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 11x2EuropeanO100KGSF2015
7119Antonio JuniorWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
7124T. GaiaWReferee DecisionWorld ProO95KG4F2015
7475Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
9467Michael DouglasWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9471Karol MigoWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR2016
9606Christopher BoweWWristlockWorld ProO94KGR12016
10004Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGR12016
10009Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
10043Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10414Daniel PollaciaWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LA110KG4F2016
10425R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionG. Slam NG LA108KGF2016
11042Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam RJ110KGR12016
11049Jose JuniorJose JuniorWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2016
11050Andre CamposWAdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2016
11071Leonardo ChocolateWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGSF2016
11072Fernando BritoWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGF2016
11140Martin GobelWArmbarParis OpenO100KGSF2016
11144Nicolas PenzerWWristlockParis OpenABS4F2016
11306Jiddu LemosWPts: 4x2Al Ain Pro108KGSF2016
11560Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2017
11562Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017
11891Martin GobelWTriangleMunich OpenO100KGSF2017
11892M. MaciejewskiWEzekielMunich OpenO100KGF2017
11893Edson OliveiraWEzekielMunich OpenABS4F2017
11895Marek ZbrogWArmbarMunich OpenABSSF2017
11898Martin GobelWArmbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGSF2017
11899Hassine AzarkanWFlying armbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGF2017
13169Levi CostaWPointsRio Winter OpenO100KGSF2017
13170Eduardo CamposWSubmissionRio Winter OpenABS4F2017
13171Otavio NalatiWPointsRio Winter OpenABSSF2017
13204Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/ASP BJJ Pro100KGF2017
13206Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWArmbarSP BJJ ProO100KGSF2017
13600Daee LeeWSubmissionAsian Open100KGF2017
13602UnknownWSubmissionAsian OpenABS4F2017
13738Felipe MatosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
14060Otto SilvaWPts: 8x2Al Ain Pro108KGF2017
14274Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KG4F2017
14277Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWTriangleGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2017
14643Melksedeck FrancoWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGSF2017
14644Fellipe PacesWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGF2017
14726Pablo AragaoWTriangleGrand Slam AD110KGSF2018
14727Mauricio LimaWPointsGrand Slam AD110KGF2018
14836Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWChoke from backACB 1095KGSPF2018
14865Diego BrazWArmbarGuarapari Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14866Flavio SilvaWPts: 6x0Guarapari Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14867Diego BrazWReferee DecisionGuarapari Nat. ProABSSF2018
15029Yongam NohWArmbarThailand Pro110KGF2018
15091Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0Spain Nat. Pro110KG4F2018
15092Sergio NavalonWArmbarSpain Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
15093Daniel LaderoWChoke from backSpain Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15101Mathias SchiemannWSubmissionNetherlands Pro110KG3RD2018
16041Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 8x0World Pro110KG4F2018
16048Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWReferee DecisionWorld Pro110KGRPC2018
16049Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro110KGRPC2018
16193Jackson SousaJackson SousaWFlying armbarACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16586Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWPointsACBJJ 1495KGSPF2018
22182Pedro VerasWSubmissionDublin OpenABSSF2019

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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