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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

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (26%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

24 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
42
10
#86e620
Choke
13
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
8
2
#d1212a
Wristlock
8
2
#fad11b
Ezekiel
8
2
#f58822
RNC
4
1
#224aba
Cross choke f/ mount
4
1
#ff9124
Arm in ezekiel
4
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
4
1
#22c9a5
Flying armbar
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (62%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
25
4
#86e620
Injury
13
2
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
13
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
13
2
#fad11b
Choke
6
1
#f58822
Footlock
6
1
#224aba
Kimura
6
1
#ff9124
Cross ck. f/ mount
6
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
6
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
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
3425Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3792Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4035Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2012
4099Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross ck. f/ mountRio OpenABSF2012
4189Thiago BorgesThiago BorgesLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGiO100KGF2012
4673Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2013
5086Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLChoke from backEuropean100KGSF2014
5091Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarEuropeanABS1/4F2014
5423Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5472Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarWorld Pro.100KGSF2014
5645Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
6249Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
6876Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7219Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
9133Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9257Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLN/AWorld ProO94KG1/4F2016
9638Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2016
9671Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2016
10010Jose JuniorJose JuniorLAdvGrand Slam - LA110KGSF2016
10012Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam - LA110KG3RD2016
10694Rodolfo BonfimLPointsParis OpenABSSF2016
11319Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
2028Antonio BatistaWPointsCapital Challenge99KG1/4F2008
2030F. SantoroWPointsCapital Challenge99KGSF2008
2170Eder LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGiO100KGF2009
2790Arimar NevesWPts: 12x0World Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
3330Alberto MarmolWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88kgF2011
3780Mike WilsonWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR22012
4021Raymond WarrenWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4028Christopher HarasztiWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
5474Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsWorld Pro.100KG3RD2014
5924Robson MaiaWArmbarMoscow OpenABSF2014
5925Marlon QueirozWArmbarMoscow OpenO100KGSF2014
6231Alexandre VieiraWCross choke f/ mountEuropeanABSR22015
6241Maksymilian WisniewskiWChokeEuropeanABSR32015
6246Jurandir ConceiçãoWArmbarEuropeanABS1/4F2015
6248Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWChoke from backEuropeanABSSF2015
6357Alan FerreiraWArm in ezekielEuropeanO100KG1/4F2015
6361Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 11x2EuropeanO100KGSF2015
6869Antonio JuniorWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
6874T. GaiaWReferee DecisionWorld ProO95KG1/4F2015
7217Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChokeWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2015
9111Michael DouglasWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9115Karol MigoWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR2016
9250Christopher BoweWWristlockWorld ProO94KGR12016
9631Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGR12016
9636Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KG1/4F2016
9670Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10008Daniel PollaciaWPts: 6x0Grand Slam - LA110KG1/4F2016
10019R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionG. Slam NG - LA108KGF2016
10593Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam - Rio110KGR12016
10600Jose JuniorJose JuniorWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - Rio110KGSF2016
10601Andre CamposWAdvGrand Slam - Rio110KGF2016
10622Leonardo ChocolateWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGSF2016
10623Fernando BritoWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGF2016
10687Martin GobelWArmbarParis OpenO100KGSF2016
10691Nicolas PenzerWWristlockParis OpenABS1/4F2016
11025Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenO100KG1/4F2017
11027Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017
11313Martin GobelWTriangleMunich OpenO100KGSF2017
11314M. MaciejewskiWEzekielMunich OpenO100KGF2017
11315Edson OliveiraWEzekielMunich OpenABS1/4F2017
11317Marek ZbrogWArmbarMunich OpenABSSF2017
11320Martin GobelWArmbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGSF2017
11321Hassine AzarkanWFlying armbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGF2017

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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