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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

73 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    39 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

39 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
41
16
#86e620
Submission
10
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
10
4
#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
Mounted X choke
3
1
#fad223
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
39
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
40 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
4
#86e620
Footlock
15
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
15
3
#d1212a
Choke
10
2
#fad11b
Kneebar
10
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
20
(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
2848Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
3508Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3885Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4126Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4191Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeRio OpenABSF2012
4281Thiago BorgesThiago BorgesLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGiO100KGF2012
4803Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5242Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLChoke from backEuropean100KGSF2014
5247Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5587Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5641Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarWorld Pro.100KGSF2014
5814Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
6468Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
7110Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7461Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
9473Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9597Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLN/AWorld ProO94KG4F2016
9995Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2016
10028Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
10395Jose JuniorJose JuniorLAdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2016
10397Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2016
11126Rodolfo BonfimLPointsParis OpenABSSF2016
11868Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
12772Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLGuillotineACBJJ 595KG4F2017
13132Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsRio Winter OpenABSF2017
13166Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAnkle lockSP BJJ ProO100KGF2017
13561Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backAsian OpenABSSF2017
14229Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2017
14915Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
15025Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevLFootlockNetherlands Pro110KGSF2018
15034Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15035Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
15957Erberth SantosErberth SantosLFootlockWorld Pro110KGSF2018
19595Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier110KG4F2019
20262Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x2King of Mats110KGRR2019
20266Gerard LabisnkiLPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2019
20270Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2019
2041Antonio BatistaWPointsCapital Challenge99KG4F2008
2043F. SantoroWPointsCapital Challenge99KGSF2008
2189Eder LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGiO100KGF2009
2847Arimar NevesWPts: 12x0World Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
3408Alberto MarmolWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88kgF2011
3873Mike WilsonWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR22012
4112Raymond WarrenWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4119Christopher HarasztiWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
5643Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsWorld Pro.100KG3RD2014
6108Robson MaiaWArmbarMoscow OpenABSF2014
6109Marlon QueirozWArmbarMoscow OpenO100KGSF2014
6450A. VieiraWMounted X chokeEuropeanABSR22015
6460Maksymilian WisniewskiWChokeEuropeanABSR32015
6465Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2015
6467Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWChoke from backEuropeanABSSF2015
6576Alan FerreiraWArm in ezekielEuropeanO100KG4F2015
6580Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 11x2EuropeanO100KGSF2015
7103Antonio JuniorWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
7108T. GaiaWReferee DecisionWorld ProO95KG4F2015
7459Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
9451Michael DouglasWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9455Karol MigoWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR2016
9590Christopher BoweWWristlockWorld ProO94KGR12016
9988Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGR12016
9993Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
10027Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10393Daniel PollaciaWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LA110KG4F2016
10404R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionG. Slam NG LA108KGF2016
11021Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam RJ110KGR12016
11028Jose JuniorJose JuniorWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2016
11029Andre CamposWAdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2016
11050Leonardo ChocolateWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGSF2016
11051Fernando BritoWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGF2016
11119Martin GobelWArmbarParis OpenO100KGSF2016
11123Nicolas PenzerWWristlockParis OpenABS4F2016
11285Jiddu LemosWPts: 4x2Al Ain Pro108KGSF2016
11533Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2017
11535Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017
11862Martin GobelWTriangleMunich OpenO100KGSF2017
11863M. MaciejewskiWEzekielMunich OpenO100KGF2017
11864Edson OliveiraWEzekielMunich OpenABS4F2017
11866Marek ZbrogWArmbarMunich OpenABSSF2017
11869Martin GobelWArmbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGSF2017
11870Hassine AzarkanWFlying armbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGF2017
13128Levi CostaWPointsRio Winter OpenO100KGSF2017
13129Eduardo CamposWSubmissionRio Winter OpenABS4F2017
13130Otavio NalatiWPointsRio Winter OpenABSSF2017
13163Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/ASP BJJ Pro100KGF2017
13165Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWArmbarSP BJJ ProO100KGSF2017
13556Daee LeeWSubmissionAsian Open100KGF2017
13558UnknownWSubmissionAsian OpenABS4F2017
13694Felipe MatosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
14013Otto SilvaWPts: 8x2Al Ain Pro108KGF2017
14224Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KG4F2017
14227Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWTriangleGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2017
14585Melksedeck FrancoWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGSF2017
14586Fellipe PacesWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGF2017
14653Pablo AragaoWTriangleGrand Slam AD110KGSF2018
14654Mauricio LimaWPointsGrand Slam AD110KGF2018
14762Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWChoke from backACB 1095KGSPF2018
14791Diego BrazWArmbarGuarapari Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14792Flavio SilvaWPts: 6x0Guarapari Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14793Diego BrazWReferee DecisionGuarapari Nat. ProABSSF2018
14955Yongam NohWArmbarThailand Pro110KGF2018
15017Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0Spain Nat. Pro110KG4F2018
15018Sergio NavalonWArmbarSpain Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
15019Daniel LaderoWChoke from backSpain Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15027Mathias SchiemannWSubmissionNetherlands Pro110KG3RD2018
15955Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 8x0World Pro110KG4F2018
15962Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWReferee DecisionWorld Pro110KGRPC2018
15963Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro110KGRPC2018
16105Jackson SousaJackson SousaWFlying armbarACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16493Abdurakhman 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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