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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

74 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    39 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

39 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
41
16
#86e620
Choke from back
10
4
#5AD3D1
Submission
10
4
#d1212a
Choke
8
3
#fad11b
Triangle
8
3
#f58822
Wristlock
5
2
#224aba
Ezekiel
5
2
#ff9124
Flying armbar
5
2
#bf1f6c
RNC
3
1
#22c9a5
Mounted X choke
3
1
#fad223
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
39
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
41 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (49%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • 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
Kimura
5
1
#224aba
Mounted X choke
5
1
#ff9124
Toe hold
5
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
5
1
#22c9a5
Guillotine
5
1
#fad223
Ankle lock
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Igor Silva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1519Braga NetoBraga NetoLChokeTeam NationalsO88KGF2006
2051Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLInjuryCapital Challenge99KGF2008
2653Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLFootlockBrasileiroO100KGF2010
2858Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
3518Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3895Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4136Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4201Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeRio OpenABSF2012
4291Thiago BorgesThiago BorgesLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGiO100KGF2012
4813Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5252Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLChoke from backEuropean100KGSF2014
5257Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5598Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5652Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarWorld Pro.100KGSF2014
5825Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
6485Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
7130Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7481Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
9510Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9635Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLN/AWorld ProO94KG4F2016
10034Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2016
10067Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
10439Jose JuniorJose JuniorLAdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2016
10441Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2016
11176Rodolfo BonfimLPointsParis OpenABSSF2016
11950Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
12867Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLGuillotineACBJJ 595KG4F2017
13234Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsRio Winter OpenABSF2017
13269Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAnkle lockSP BJJ ProO100KGF2017
13670Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backAsian OpenABSSF2017
14350Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2017
15068Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
15178Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevLFootlockNetherlands Pro110KGSF2018
15187Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15188Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
16130Erberth SantosErberth SantosLFootlockWorld Pro110KGSF2018
19920Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier110KG4F2019
20608Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x2King of Mats110KGRR2019
20612Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2019
20616Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2019
22568Italo MouraItalo MouraLReferee DecisionDublin OpenABSF2019
2048Antonio BatistaWPointsCapital Challenge99KG4F2008
2050F. SantoroWPointsCapital Challenge99KGSF2008
2199Eder LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGiO100KGF2009
2857Arimar NevesWPts: 12x0World Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
3418Alberto MarmolWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88kgF2011
3883Mike WilsonWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR22012
4122Raymond WarrenWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4129Christopher HarasztiWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
5654Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsWorld Pro.100KG3RD2014
6119Robson MaiaWArmbarMoscow OpenABSF2014
6120Marlon QueirozWArmbarMoscow OpenO100KGSF2014
6467A. VieiraWMounted X chokeEuropeanABSR22015
6477Maksymilian WisniewskiWChokeEuropeanABSR32015
6482Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2015
6484Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWChoke from backEuropeanABSSF2015
6593Alan FerreiraWArm in EzekielEuropeanO100KG4F2015
6597Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 11x2EuropeanO100KGSF2015
7123Antonio JuniorWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
7128T. GaiaWReferee DecisionWorld ProO95KG4F2015
7479Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
9488Michael DouglasWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9492Karol MigoWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR2016
9628Christopher BoweWWristlockWorld ProO94KGR12016
10027Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGR12016
10032Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
10066Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10437Daniel PollaciaWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LA110KG4F2016
10448R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionG. Slam NG LA108KGF2016
11067Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam RJ110KGR12016
11074Jose JuniorJose JuniorWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2016
11075Andre CamposWAdvGrand Slam RJ110KGF2016
11096Leonardo ChocolateWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGSF2016
11097Fernando BritoWArmbarG.S. Rio NoGi109KGF2016
11169Martin GobelWArmbarParis OpenO100KGSF2016
11173Nicolas PenzerWWristlockParis OpenABS4F2016
11337Jiddu LemosWPts: 4x2Al Ain Pro108KGSF2016
11602Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2017
11604Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017
11944Martin GobelWTriangleMunich OpenO100KGSF2017
11945M. MaciejewskiWEzekielMunich OpenO100KGF2017
11946Edson OliveiraWEzekielMunich OpenABS4F2017
11948Marek ZbrogWArmbarMunich OpenABSSF2017
11951Martin GobelWArmbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGSF2017
11952Hassine AzarkanWFlying armbarMunich N.G. OpenO97KGF2017
13230Levi CostaWPointsRio Winter OpenO100KGSF2017
13231Eduardo CamposWSubmissionRio Winter OpenABS4F2017
13232Otavio NalatiWPointsRio Winter OpenABSSF2017
13266Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/ASP BJJ Pro100KGF2017
13268Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWArmbarSP BJJ ProO100KGSF2017
13665Daee LeeWSubmissionAsian Open100KGF2017
13667UnknownWSubmissionAsian OpenABS4F2017
13803Felipe MatosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
14129Otto SilvaWPts: 8x2Al Ain Pro108KGF2017
14345Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KG4F2017
14348Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWTriangleGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2017
14715Melksedeck FrancoWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGSF2017
14716Fellipe PacesWArmbarDubai Nat. ProO95KGF2017
14800Pablo AragaoWTriangleGrand Slam AD110KGSF2018
14801Mauricio LimaWPointsGrand Slam AD110KGF2018
14915Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWChoke from backACB 1095KGSPF2018
14944Diego BrazWArmbarGuarapari Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14945Flavio SilvaWPts: 6x0Guarapari Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14946Diego BrazWReferee DecisionGuarapari Nat. ProABSSF2018
15108Yongam NohWArmbarThailand Pro110KGF2018
15170Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0Spain Nat. Pro110KG4F2018
15171Sergio NavalonWArmbarSpain Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
15172Daniel LaderoWChoke from backSpain Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15180Mathias SchiemannWSubmissionNetherlands Pro110KG3RD2018
16128Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 8x0World Pro110KG4F2018
16135Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWReferee DecisionWorld Pro110KGRPC2018
16136Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro110KGRPC2018
16283Jackson SousaJackson SousaWFlying armbarACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16679Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWPointsACBJJ 1495KGSPF2018
22566Pedro VerasPedro VerasWPts: 2x2, AdvDublin OpenABSSF2019

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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