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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

72 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    38 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

38 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
42
16
#86e620
Choke from back
11
4
#5AD3D1
Triangle
8
3
#d1212a
Submission
8
3
#fad11b
Choke
8
3
#f58822
Wristlock
5
2
#224aba
Ezekiel
5
2
#ff9124
Flying armbar
5
2
#bf1f6c
Cross choke f/ mount
3
1
#22c9a5
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#fad223
RNC
3
1
38
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
35 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
19
4
#86e620
Choke from back
14
3
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
10
2
#d1212a
Choke
10
2
#fad11b
Injury
10
2
#f58822
Footlock
10
2
#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
21
(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
4101Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4165Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeRio OpenABSF2012
4255Thiago BorgesThiago BorgesLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGiO100KGF2012
4768Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5200Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLChoke from backEuropean100KGSF2014
5205Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5544Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5598Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarWorld Pro.100KGSF2014
5771Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
6402Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
7044Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7392Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
9370Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9494Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLN/AWorld ProO94KG4F2016
9892Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2016
9925Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
10285Jose JuniorJose JuniorLAdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2016
10287Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2016
10996Rodolfo BonfimLPointsParis OpenABSSF2016
11689Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
12579Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLGuillotineACBJJ 595KG4F2017
12929Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsRio Winter OpenABSF2017
12963Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAnkle lockSP BJJ ProO100KGF2017
13332Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backAsian OpenABSSF2017
13974Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2017
14595Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14703Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14704Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
15550Erberth SantosErberth SantosLFootlockWorld Pro110KGSF2018
2041Antonio BatistaWPointsCapital Challenge99KG4F2008
2043F. SantoroWPointsCapital Challenge99KGSF2008
2189Eder LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGiO100KGF2009
2829Arimar NevesWPts: 12x0World Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
3382Alberto MarmolWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88kgF2011
3847Mike WilsonWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR22012
4087Raymond WarrenWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4094Christopher HarasztiWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
5600Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsWorld Pro.100KG3RD2014
6054Robson MaiaWArmbarMoscow OpenABSF2014
6055Marlon QueirozWArmbarMoscow OpenO100KGSF2014
6384A. VieiraWCross choke f/ mountEuropeanABSR22015
6394Maksymilian WisniewskiWChokeEuropeanABSR32015
6399Jurandir ConceiçãoWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2015
6401Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWChoke from backEuropeanABSSF2015
6510Alan FerreiraWArm in ezekielEuropeanO100KG4F2015
6514Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 11x2EuropeanO100KGSF2015
7037Antonio JuniorWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
7042T. GaiaWReferee DecisionWorld ProO95KG4F2015
7390Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
9348Michael DouglasWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9352Karol MigoWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR2016
9487Christopher BoweWWristlockWorld ProO94KGR12016
9885Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGR12016
9890Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
9924Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10283Daniel PollaciaWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LA110KG4F2016
10294R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionG. Slam NG LA108KGF2016
10893Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam RJ110KGR12016
10900Jose JuniorJose JuniorWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2016
10901Andre CamposWAdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2016
10922Leonardo ChocolateWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGSF2016
10923Fernando BritoWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGF2016
10989Martin GobelWArmbarParis OpenO100KGSF2016
10993Nicolas PenzerWWristlockParis OpenABS4F2016
11147Jiddu LemosWPts: 4x2Al Ain Pro108KGSF2016
11373Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2017
11375Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017
11683Martin GobelWTriangleMunich OpenO100KGSF2017
11684M. MaciejewskiWEzekielMunich OpenO100KGF2017
11685Edson OliveiraWEzekielMunich OpenABS4F2017
11687Marek ZbrogWArmbarMunich OpenABSSF2017
11690Martin GobelWArmbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGSF2017
11691Hassine AzarkanWFlying armbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGF2017
12925Levi CostaWPointsRio Winter OpenO100KGSF2017
12926Eduardo CamposWSubmissionRio Winter OpenABS4F2017
12927Otavio NalatiWPointsRio Winter OpenABSSF2017
12960Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/ASP BJJ Pro100KGF2017
12962Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWArmbarSP BJJ ProO100KGSF2017
13327Daee LeeWSubmissionAsian Open100KGF2017
13329UnknownWSubmissionAsian OpenABS4F2017
13459Felipe MatosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
13762Otto SilvaWPts: 8x2Al Ain Pro108KGF2017
13969Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KG4F2017
13972G. CoroviolaWTriangleGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2017
14303Melksedeck FrancoWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGSF2017
14304Fellipe PacesWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGF2017
14342Pablo AragaoWTriangleGrand Slam AD110KGSF2018
14343Mauricio LimaWPointsGrand Slam AD110KGF2018
14451Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWChoke from backACB 1095KGSPF2018
14479Diego BrazWArmbarGuarapari Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14480Flavio SilvaWPts: 6x0Guarapari Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14481Diego BrazWReferee DecisionGuarapari Nat. ProABSSF2018
14635Yongam NohWArmbarThailand Pro110KGF2018
14692Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0Spain Nat. Pro110KG4F2018
14693Sergio NavalonWArmbarSpain Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14694Daniel LaderoWChoke from backSpain Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15548Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 8x0World Pro110KG4F2018
15555Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWReferee DecisionWorld Pro110KGRPC2018
15556Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro110KGRPC2018
15693Jackson SousaJackson SousaWFlying armbarACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16072Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWPointsACBJJ 1495KGSPF2018

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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