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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

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
39
11
#86e620
Submission
11
3
#5AD3D1
Choke
11
3
#d1212a
Wristlock
7
2
#fad11b
Ezekiel
7
2
#f58822
Choke from back
7
2
#224aba
Arm in ezekiel
4
1
#ff9124
Triangle
4
1
#bf1f6c
Flying armbar
4
1
#22c9a5
RNC
4
1
#fad223
Cross choke f/ mount
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
30 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (63%)
  • 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
Kneebar
11
2
#d1212a
Injury
11
2
#fad11b
Cross ck. f/ mount
5
1
#f58822
Toe hold
5
1
#224aba
Cross choke
5
1
#ff9124
Guillotine
5
1
#bf1f6c
Ankle lock
5
1
#22c9a5
Choke
5
1
#fad223
Footlock
5
1
#03861f
Kimura
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Igor Silva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1507Braga NetoBraga NetoLChokeTeam NationalsO88KGF2006
2034Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLInjuryCapital Challenge99KGF2008
2623Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLFootlockBrasileiroO100KGF2010
2804Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
3451Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3828Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4071Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4135Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross ck. f/ mountRio OpenABSF2012
4225Thiago BorgesThiago BorgesLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGiO100KGF2012
4723Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5144Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLChoke from backEuropean100KGSF2014
5149Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5483Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5536Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarWorld Pro.100KGSF2014
5708Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
6327Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
6955Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7299Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
9245Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9369Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLN/AWorld ProO94KG4F2016
9767Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2016
9800Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
10149Jose JuniorJose JuniorLAdvGrand Slam - LA110KGSF2016
10151Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam - LA110KG3RD2016
10845Rodolfo BonfimLPointsParis OpenABSSF2016
11500Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
12375Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLGuillotineACBJJ HW GP95KG4F2017
12718Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsRio Winter OpenABSF2017
12752Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAnkle lockSP BJJ ProO100KGF2017
13072Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backAsian OpenSFABS2017
2031Antonio BatistaWPointsCapital Challenge99KG4F2008
2033F. SantoroWPointsCapital Challenge99KGSF2008
2172Eder LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGiO100KGF2009
2803Arimar NevesWPts: 12x0World Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
3351Alberto MarmolWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88kgF2011
3816Mike WilsonWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR22012
4057Raymond WarrenWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4064Christopher HarasztiWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
5538Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsWorld Pro.100KG3RD2014
5986Robson MaiaWArmbarMoscow OpenABSF2014
5987Marlon QueirozWArmbarMoscow OpenO100KGSF2014
6309Alexandre VieiraWCross choke f/ mountEuropeanABSR22015
6319Maksymilian WisniewskiWChokeEuropeanABSR32015
6324Jurandir ConceiçãoWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2015
6326Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWChoke from backEuropeanABSSF2015
6435Alan FerreiraWArm in ezekielEuropeanO100KG4F2015
6439Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 11x2EuropeanO100KGSF2015
6948Antonio JuniorWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
6953T. GaiaWReferee DecisionWorld ProO95KG4F2015
7297Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
9223Michael DouglasWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9227Karol MigoWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR2016
9362Christopher BoweWWristlockWorld ProO94KGR12016
9760Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGR12016
9765Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
9799Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10147Daniel PollaciaWPts: 6x0Grand Slam - LA110KG4F2016
10158R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionG. Slam NG - LA108KGF2016
10742Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam - Rio110KGR12016
10749Jose JuniorJose JuniorWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - Rio110KGSF2016
10750Andre CamposWAdvGrand Slam - Rio110KGF2016
10771Leonardo ChocolateWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGSF2016
10772Fernando BritoWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGF2016
10838Martin GobelWArmbarParis OpenO100KGSF2016
10842Nicolas PenzerWWristlockParis OpenABS4F2016
11197Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2017
11199Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017
11494Martin GobelWTriangleMunich OpenO100KGSF2017
11495M. MaciejewskiWEzekielMunich OpenO100KGF2017
11496Edson OliveiraWEzekielMunich OpenABS4F2017
11498Marek ZbrogWArmbarMunich OpenABSSF2017
11501Martin GobelWArmbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGSF2017
11502Hassine AzarkanWFlying armbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGF2017
12714Levi CostaWPointsRio Winter OpenO100KGSF2017
12715Eduardo CamposWSubmissionRio Winter OpenABS4F2017
12716Otavio NalatiWPointsRio Winter OpenABSSF2017
12749Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/ASP BJJ Pro100KGF2017
12751Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWArmbarSP BJJ ProO100KGSF2017
13067Daee LeeWSubmissionAsian OpenF100KG2017
13069UnknownWSubmissionAsian Open4FABS2017

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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