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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
Submission
8
3
#d1212a
Choke
8
3
#fad11b
Triangle
8
3
#f58822
Ezekiel
5
2
#224aba
Flying armbar
5
2
#ff9124
Wristlock
5
2
#bf1f6c
RNC
3
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke f/ mount
3
1
#fad223
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
38
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
35 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (54%)
  • 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
Choke
11
2
#d1212a
Footlock
11
2
#fad11b
Kneebar
11
2
#f58822
Cross choke
5
1
#224aba
Guillotine
5
1
#ff9124
Ankle lock
5
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
5
1
#22c9a5
Mounted X choke
5
1
#fad223
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
2643Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLFootlockBrasileiroO100KGF2010
2842Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
3501Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3878Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4119Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4184Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeRio OpenABSF2012
4274Thiago BorgesThiago BorgesLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGiO100KGF2012
4796Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5235Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLChoke from backEuropean100KGSF2014
5240Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5580Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5634Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarWorld Pro.100KGSF2014
5807Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
6458Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
7100Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7451Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
9463Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9587Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLN/AWorld ProO94KG4F2016
9986Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2016
10019Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
10386Jose JuniorJose JuniorLAdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2016
10388Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2016
11117Rodolfo BonfimLPointsParis OpenABSSF2016
11851Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
12755Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLGuillotineACBJJ 595KG4F2017
13115Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsRio Winter OpenABSF2017
13149Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAnkle lockSP BJJ ProO100KGF2017
13544Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backAsian OpenABSSF2017
14209Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2017
14856Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14965Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14966Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
15853Erberth SantosErberth SantosLFootlockWorld Pro110KGSF2018
2041Antonio BatistaWPointsCapital Challenge99KG4F2008
2043F. SantoroWPointsCapital Challenge99KGSF2008
2189Eder LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGiO100KGF2009
2841Arimar NevesWPts: 12x0World Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
3401Alberto MarmolWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88kgF2011
3866Mike WilsonWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR22012
4105Raymond WarrenWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4112Christopher HarasztiWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
5636Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsWorld Pro.100KG3RD2014
6098Robson MaiaWArmbarMoscow OpenABSF2014
6099Marlon QueirozWArmbarMoscow OpenO100KGSF2014
6440A. VieiraWCross choke f/ mountEuropeanABSR22015
6450Maksymilian WisniewskiWChokeEuropeanABSR32015
6455Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2015
6457Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWChoke from backEuropeanABSSF2015
6566Alan FerreiraWArm in ezekielEuropeanO100KG4F2015
6570Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 11x2EuropeanO100KGSF2015
7093Antonio JuniorWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
7098T. GaiaWReferee DecisionWorld ProO95KG4F2015
7449Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
9441Michael DouglasWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9445Karol MigoWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR2016
9580Christopher BoweWWristlockWorld ProO94KGR12016
9979Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGR12016
9984Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
10018Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10384Daniel PollaciaWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LA110KG4F2016
10395R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionG. Slam NG LA108KGF2016
11012Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam RJ110KGR12016
11019Jose JuniorJose JuniorWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2016
11020Andre CamposWAdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2016
11041Leonardo ChocolateWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGSF2016
11042Fernando BritoWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGF2016
11110Martin GobelWArmbarParis OpenO100KGSF2016
11114Nicolas PenzerWWristlockParis OpenABS4F2016
11276Jiddu LemosWPts: 4x2Al Ain Pro108KGSF2016
11520Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2017
11522Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017
11845Martin GobelWTriangleMunich OpenO100KGSF2017
11846M. MaciejewskiWEzekielMunich OpenO100KGF2017
11847Edson OliveiraWEzekielMunich OpenABS4F2017
11849Marek ZbrogWArmbarMunich OpenABSSF2017
11852Martin GobelWArmbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGSF2017
11853Hassine AzarkanWFlying armbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGF2017
13111Levi CostaWPointsRio Winter OpenO100KGSF2017
13112Eduardo CamposWSubmissionRio Winter OpenABS4F2017
13113Otavio NalatiWPointsRio Winter OpenABSSF2017
13146Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/ASP BJJ Pro100KGF2017
13148Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWArmbarSP BJJ ProO100KGSF2017
13539Daee LeeWSubmissionAsian Open100KGF2017
13541UnknownWSubmissionAsian OpenABS4F2017
13677Felipe MatosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
13993Otto SilvaWPts: 8x2Al Ain Pro108KGF2017
14204Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KG4F2017
14207Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWTriangleGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2017
14553Melksedeck FrancoWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGSF2017
14554Fellipe PacesWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGF2017
14596Pablo AragaoWTriangleGrand Slam AD110KGSF2018
14597Mauricio LimaWPointsGrand Slam AD110KGF2018
14705Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWChoke from backACB 1095KGSPF2018
14734Diego BrazWArmbarGuarapari Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14735Flavio SilvaWPts: 6x0Guarapari Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14736Diego BrazWReferee DecisionGuarapari Nat. ProABSSF2018
14896Yongam NohWArmbarThailand Pro110KGF2018
14954Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0Spain Nat. Pro110KG4F2018
14955Sergio NavalonWArmbarSpain Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14956Daniel LaderoWChoke from backSpain Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15851Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 8x0World Pro110KG4F2018
15858Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWReferee DecisionWorld Pro110KGRPC2018
15859Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro110KGRPC2018
16001Jackson SousaJackson SousaWFlying armbarACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16385Abdurakhman 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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