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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

59 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (54%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
41
13
#86e620
Submission
9
3
#5AD3D1
Choke
9
3
#d1212a
Triangle
9
3
#fad11b
Choke from back
6
2
#f58822
Wristlock
6
2
#224aba
Ezekiel
6
2
#ff9124
Flying armbar
3
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
3
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke f/ mount
3
1
#fad223
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (26%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • 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
Cross choke
5
1
#f58822
Guillotine
5
1
#224aba
Ankle lock
5
1
#ff9124
Choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
5
1
#22c9a5
Kimura
5
1
#fad223
Mounted X choke
5
1
#03861f
Toe hold
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
5576Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarWorld Pro.100KGSF2014
5748Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
6368Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
7003Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7350Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
9300Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9424Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLN/AWorld ProO94KG4F2016
9822Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2016
9855Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
10204Jose JuniorJose JuniorLAdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2016
10206Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2016
10908Rodolfo BonfimLPointsParis OpenABSSF2016
11577Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
12456Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLGuillotineACBJJ 595KG4F2017
12802Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsRio Winter OpenABSF2017
12836Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAnkle lockSP BJJ ProO100KGF2017
13177Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backAsian OpenABSSF2017
13793Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand 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
5578Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsWorld Pro.100KG3RD2014
6025Robson MaiaWArmbarMoscow OpenABSF2014
6026Marlon QueirozWArmbarMoscow OpenO100KGSF2014
6350A. VieiraWCross choke f/ mountEuropeanABSR22015
6360Maksymilian WisniewskiWChokeEuropeanABSR32015
6365Jurandir ConceiçãoWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2015
6367Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWChoke from backEuropeanABSSF2015
6476Alan FerreiraWArm in ezekielEuropeanO100KG4F2015
6480Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 11x2EuropeanO100KGSF2015
6996Antonio JuniorWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
7001T. GaiaWReferee DecisionWorld ProO95KG4F2015
7348Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
9278Michael DouglasWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9282Karol MigoWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR2016
9417Christopher BoweWWristlockWorld ProO94KGR12016
9815Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGR12016
9820Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
9854Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10202Daniel PollaciaWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LA110KG4F2016
10213R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionG. Slam NG LA108KGF2016
10805Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam RJ110KGR12016
10812Jose JuniorJose JuniorWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2016
10813Andre CamposWAdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2016
10834Leonardo ChocolateWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGSF2016
10835Fernando BritoWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGF2016
10901Martin GobelWArmbarParis OpenO100KGSF2016
10905Nicolas PenzerWWristlockParis OpenABS4F2016
11051Jiddu LemosWPts: 4x2Al Ain Pro108KGSF2016
11274Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2017
11276Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017
11571Martin GobelWTriangleMunich OpenO100KGSF2017
11572M. MaciejewskiWEzekielMunich OpenO100KGF2017
11573Edson OliveiraWEzekielMunich OpenABS4F2017
11575Marek ZbrogWArmbarMunich OpenABSSF2017
11578Martin GobelWArmbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGSF2017
11579Hassine AzarkanWFlying armbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGF2017
12798Levi CostaWPointsRio Winter OpenO100KGSF2017
12799Eduardo CamposWSubmissionRio Winter OpenABS4F2017
12800Otavio NalatiWPointsRio Winter OpenABSSF2017
12833Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/ASP BJJ Pro100KGF2017
12835Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWArmbarSP BJJ ProO100KGSF2017
13172Daee LeeWSubmissionAsian Open100KGF2017
13174UnknownWSubmissionAsian OpenABS4F2017
13301Felipe MatosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
13585Otto SilvaWPts: 8x2Al Ain Pro108KGF2017
13788Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KG4F2017
13791G. CoroviolaWTriangleGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2017
14099Melksedeck FrancoWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGSF2017
14100Fellipe PacesWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGF2017
14128Pablo AragaoWTriangleGrand Slam AD110KGSF2018
14129Mauricio LimaWPointsGrand Slam AD110KGF2018

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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