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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

55 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    29 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

29 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
38
11
#86e620
Choke
10
3
#5AD3D1
Submission
10
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
7
2
#fad11b
Wristlock
7
2
#f58822
Triangle
7
2
#224aba
Ezekiel
7
2
#ff9124
RNC
3
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke f/ mount
3
1
#22c9a5
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#fad223
Flying armbar
3
1
29
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (61%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
21
4
#86e620
Choke from back
16
3
#5AD3D1
Injury
11
2
#d1212a
Kneebar
11
2
#fad11b
Choke
5
1
#f58822
Footlock
5
1
#224aba
Kimura
5
1
#ff9124
Mounted X choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
5
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
5
1
#fad223
Guillotine
5
1
#03861f
Ankle lock
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Igor Silva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1516Braga NetoBraga NetoLChokeTeam NationalsO88KGF2006
2044Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLInjuryCapital Challenge99KGF2008
2641Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLFootlockBrasileiroO100KGF2010
2830Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
3482Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3859Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4102Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4166Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeRio OpenABSF2012
4256Thiago BorgesThiago BorgesLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGiO100KGF2012
4759Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5183Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLChoke from backEuropean100KGSF2014
5188Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5522Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5575Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarWorld Pro.100KGSF2014
5747Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
6368Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
6999Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7346Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
9293Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9417Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLN/AWorld ProO94KG4F2016
9815Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2016
9848Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
10197Jose JuniorJose JuniorLAdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2016
10199Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2016
10897Rodolfo BonfimLPointsParis OpenABSSF2016
11560Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
12435Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLGuillotineACBJJ HW GP95KG4F2017
12778Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsRio Winter OpenABSF2017
12812Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAnkle lockSP BJJ ProO100KGF2017
13148Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backAsian OpenABSSF2017
13760Gerard LabinskiLN/AGrand Slam RJ110KGF2017
2041Antonio BatistaWPointsCapital Challenge99KG4F2008
2043F. SantoroWPointsCapital Challenge99KGSF2008
2189Eder LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGiO100KGF2009
2829Arimar NevesWPts: 12x0World Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
3382Alberto MarmolWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88kgF2011
3847Mike WilsonWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR22012
4088Raymond WarrenWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4095Christopher HarasztiWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
5577Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsWorld Pro.100KG3RD2014
6025Robson MaiaWArmbarMoscow OpenABSF2014
6026Marlon QueirozWArmbarMoscow OpenO100KGSF2014
6350Alexandre VieiraWCross choke f/ mountEuropeanABSR22015
6360Maksymilian WisniewskiWChokeEuropeanABSR32015
6365Jurandir ConceiçãoWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2015
6367Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWChoke from backEuropeanABSSF2015
6476Alan FerreiraWArm in ezekielEuropeanO100KG4F2015
6480Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 11x2EuropeanO100KGSF2015
6992Antonio JuniorWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
6997T. GaiaWReferee DecisionWorld ProO95KG4F2015
7344Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
9271Michael DouglasWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9275Karol MigoWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR2016
9410Christopher BoweWWristlockWorld ProO94KGR12016
9808Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGR12016
9813Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
9847Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10195Daniel PollaciaWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LA110KG4F2016
10206R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionG. Slam NG LA108KGF2016
10794Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam RJ110KGR12016
10801Jose JuniorJose JuniorWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2016
10802Andre CamposWAdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2016
10823Leonardo ChocolateWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGSF2016
10824Fernando BritoWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGF2016
10890Martin GobelWArmbarParis OpenO100KGSF2016
10894Nicolas PenzerWWristlockParis OpenABS4F2016
11040Jiddu LemosWPts: 4x2Al Ain Pro108KGSF2016
11257Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2017
11259Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017
11554Martin GobelWTriangleMunich OpenO100KGSF2017
11555M. MaciejewskiWEzekielMunich OpenO100KGF2017
11556Edson OliveiraWEzekielMunich OpenABS4F2017
11558Marek ZbrogWArmbarMunich OpenABSSF2017
11561Martin GobelWArmbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGSF2017
11562Hassine AzarkanWFlying armbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGF2017
12774Levi CostaWPointsRio Winter OpenO100KGSF2017
12775Eduardo CamposWSubmissionRio Winter OpenABS4F2017
12776Otavio NalatiWPointsRio Winter OpenABSSF2017
12809Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/ASP BJJ Pro100KGF2017
12811Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWArmbarSP BJJ ProO100KGSF2017
13143Daee LeeWSubmissionAsian Open100KGF2017
13145UnknownWSubmissionAsian OpenABS4F2017
13273Felipe MatosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
13557Otto SilvaWPts: 8x2Al Ain Pro108KGF2017
13755Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KG4F2017
13758G. CoroviolaWTriangleGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2017

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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