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Silvio Duran

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Silvio Duran de Barros Saraiva, commonly known as Silvio Duran is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca and Vitor Ribeiro, being also one of the main representatives of the Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu NYC academy in the sport/martial art’s competitive circuit. Duran made a name for himself early on in his career, when he was revered as one of Brazil’s hottest prospects as a blue belt, a status he would solidify as a black belt through his wins in many important events of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).

Silvio Duran Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Silvio Duran de Barros Saraiva

Nickname: “Silvinho” which is a common and endearing way of saying Silvio in the Portuguese language.

Lineage 1:  Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Élcio Figueiredo > Rodrigo Cavaca > Silvio Duran

Lineage 2: Carlos Gracie Carlson Gracie > Andre Pederneiras > Vitor Ribeiro > Silvio Duran

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF American National NoGi Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF New York Summer Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring Open Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Miami Spring Open Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Boston Spring Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Boston Summer Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Seattle Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Long Beach Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF San Antonio Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF New York Spring Open Champion (2018**)
  • IBJJF New York Pro 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Miami Fall Open 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF World NoGi Championship 3rd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Pan Ams NoGi Championship 3rd Place (2018/2017)
  • UAEJJ North America Continental Pro 3rd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF American National 3rd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2012 blue, 2014 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Teams Champion (2014 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National NoGi Champion (2012 purple)
  • CBJJ South-Brazilian National Champion (2014 purple)
  • UAEJJ National Pro Champion / Gramado Trials (2014 purple)
  • IBJJF New York BJJ Pro Champion (2015*/2016* brown)
  • IBJJF São Paulo Open Champion (2014 purple, 2015 brown)
  • IBJJF São Paulo Open NoGi Champion (2014 purple)
  • IBJJF World NoGi Championship 2nd Place (2011 blue)
  • IBJJF Pan Ams Championship 2nd Place (2015 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National NoGi 2nd Place (2010/2011** blue)
  • IBJJF World NoGi Championship 3rd Place (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan Ams NoGi Championship 3rd Place (2015/2016 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Botinha footlock

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro BJJ NYC

Silvio Duran Biography

Silvio Duran was born on May 03, 1989, in Santos, a coastal city in southern Brazil’s São Paulo state.

Duran’s interest in martial arts was a precocious one and by the age of 3, he had already started taking judo lessons. After judo Silvio was enlisted in karate, which he practiced for a few years before joining muay Thai (MT) as a 14-year-old.

Thai boxing was Silvio’s main extracurricular activity for 4 years, but as he reached his 18th birthday, he was convinced by two of his best friends (Caio Ramos e Rafael Cavaca) as well as his uncle (Ricardo Duran) to give jiu-jitsu a chance. At the time Silvio was studying at a local university while also working part-time and his schedule was not compatible with MT, for this reason, he decided to try BJJ. The connection with grappling was almost immediate, and soon he became addicted to this martial art/sport, practicing it as often as he could.

Rodrigo Cavaca was Silvio’s main instructor from the get-go, though Duran’s busy schedule did not allow him to train in the main class of the gym. Instead, most of the classes attended by Silvio at the start were led by then-assistant instructors Marcus Buchecha and Rafael Cavaca (Rodrigo’s brother), both purple belts back then.

Competition quickly became a big part of Silvio’s evolution in jiu-jitsu, an environment in which he excelled. As a blue belt Duran started being referenced as one of the hottest prospects in Brazil after conquering his first national title. His stock would only rise as a purple belt with important wins at the Brazilian Nationals again, this time with gi and nogi, adding to his list of accolades an important team trophy at the CBJJ Team Nationals. A tournament in which his team (Zenith) featured an all-star cast with names such as Silvio Duran, Renato Canuto, Fellipe Andrew, Piter Frank e Luan Frasson.

In 2015 Silvio moved to New York City – USA after an invitation made by Vitor Ribeiro. Ribeiro, also known as Shaolin, was in need of a training partner at his NYC gym and Duran fit the required profile. The relationship between Duran and Shaolin grew, as did Silvio’s jiu-jitsu while competing in the sport’s most competitive circuit (US). His experience and development would lead to Silvio’s black belt ceremony, led by Rodrigo Cavaca and Ribeiro in New York on November 21, 2016.

Silvio Duran Grappling Record

    32 (43%)
    7 (9%)
    25 (34%)
    8 (11%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (3%)


Toe hold
Body lock
Choke from back
    9 (26%)
    12 (34%)
    10 (29%)
    3 (9%)
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Bow and arrow

Silvio Duran Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11647Windson RamosLPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta W. Open70KGF2017
11661Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x0San Jose Open70KGF2017
12107Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLBow and arrowPan American70KG4F2017
12348Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring Open70KGSF2017
13051Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLBow and arrowWorld Champ.70KGR12017
13306Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6American Nats70KGSF2017
13729Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13929Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChokeAtlanta SM Open70KGF2017
14154Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLAdvMiami Fall Open70KGF2017
14364Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLChoke from backBJJ NY Pro70KGF2017
14591Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 0x0, AdvCincinnati Open70KGF2017
14598Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLChokeCincinnati OpenABSF2017
14620Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x4, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGSF2017
14986Jeffrey CummingsLN/AAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2018
15144Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Continental Pro69KGSF2018
15318Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15697Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLKimuraSan Jose OpenABS4F2018
15904Adam BenayounAdam BenayounLAdvNY Spring Open70KG4F2018
16411Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 9x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16797Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17338Ian SandersIan SandersLRNCNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2018
18500Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
19216Vitor PaschoalLPointsPortland Open70KGSF2019
19378Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonLChoke from backCincinnati Open76KGF2019
20025Victor PaschoalLReferee DecisionNY Spring Open70KGSF2019
20053Gilvan CostaLPts: 4x4, PenNY Spring OpenABSSF2019
20338Rodrigo FrancioniLReferee DecisionMiami Spring Open70KGSF2019
20449Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12019
21416Thiago AbudThiago AbudLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.67KG4F2019
21807Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezLKneebarCharlotte Open70KGF2019
21820Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGF2019
22654Cole FransonCole FransonLPts: 8x2NoGi Worlds67KG4F2019
23202Rodrigo FrancioniLPointsMiami WO70KGSF2020
23317Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezLReferee DecisionKansas Open70KGF2020
23578Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraLChoke from backF2W 14669KGSPF2020
11254John RickelWToe holdSan Antonio F. O.70KGF2016
11279Andre LuchesiWPts: 4x2Long Beach Open70KG4F2016
11280Wallace SantosWBotinhaLong Beach Open70KGSF2016
11281Jordan GomezWBotinhaLong Beach Open70KGF2016
11646Franciscso MatosWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2017
11658Marcus WilsonWReferee DecisionSan Jose Open70KG4F2017
11660Nicollas WelkerWDQSan Jose Open70KGSF2017
12102Nicollas WelkerWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG8F2017
12663Paulo SilvaWBotinhaBoston Sp. Open70KGSF2017
12664Thiago AlvesWPts: 4x2Boston Sp. Open70KGF2017
13273Rene LopezWReferee DecisionAmerican NG Nats67KGF2017
13374Joao PereiraWPts: 4x2NY Summer Open70KGSF2017
13375Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPts: 4x2NY Summer Open70KGF2017
13394Bruno DiasWBotinhaNY S. No-Gi Open67KGSF2017
13395Joao AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvNY S. No-Gi Open67KGF2017
13501Joao PereiraWBotinhaBoston SM. Open70KGSF2017
13502Felipe SimplicioWBotinhaBoston SM. Open70KGF2017
13548Jason GagnonJason GagnonWReferee DecisionSeattle Open70KGSF2017
13549Benjamin BrosbeWBotinhaSeattle Open70KGF2017
13587Bruce GuevaraWBotinhaChicago SMO70KGSF2017
13588Wallace SantosWKneebarChicago SMO70KGF2017
13727Vitor MoraesWBotinhaSan Diego Pro70KG4F2017
13928Jonathan BurenWPts: 4x2Atlanta SM Open70KGSF2017
14067Scott DanceWBotinhaCharlotte Open70KGSF2017
14068Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPts: 2x0Charlotte Open70KGF2017
14152Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPts: 6x2Miami Fall Open70KGSF2017
14360Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 2x0BJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
14363Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0BJJ NY Pro70KGSF2017
14589Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWPts: 4x2Cincinnati Open70KGSF2017
14594Robby MalofWPts: 4x4, AdvCincinnati OpenABS4F2017
14597Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWReferee DecisionCincinnati OpenABSSF2017
14612Matthew AragoniWBotinhaNoGi Worlds67KGR12017
14615Evan RamsdenWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KG4F2017
15143Thiago BritoWPts: 4x2Continental Pro69KG4F2018
15528Chris KriebelWPts: 4x4, AdvChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15529Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 10x8Chicago Sp. Open70KGF2018
15701Jose LeonWPts: 6x0San Jose NGO67KGSF2018
15702Jose LeonWPts: 14x2San Jose NGO67KGF2018
15827Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPts: 8x6Atlanta Sp. Open70KGF2018
15922Sidemar HonorioWDQNY Spring NGO67KGSF2018
15923Christian MueckayWBotinhaNY Spring NGO67KGF2018
15926Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring NGOABSF2018
16407Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12018
17161Eduardo GoncalvesEduardo GoncalvesWBotinhaKasai Pro 370KGSPF2018
17796Matt ManeyWBotinhaTwin Cities Open88KGSF2018
17797Michael ZaniewskiWPts: 4x2Twin Cities Open88KGF2018
18005Fabio MeloWPts: 2x0Charlotte Open100KGF2018
18113Tony BergamoWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 470KGSPF2018
18487Kayo CesarWBotinhaNoGi Worlds67KGR12018
19375Rodrigo RotardiWReferee DecisionCincinnati Open76KG4F2019
19377Jeovany OrtizWPts: 4x2Cincinnati Open76KGSF2019
20049David GarmoDavid GarmoWPts: 4x2NY Spring OpenABSR12019
20050Charles McGuireWBody lockNY Spring OpenABSR22019
20883Thomas IngramWBotinhaNew Orleans Open82KGSF2019
20884Santiago FarinaWReferee DecisionNew Orleans Open82KGF2019
20885Ben PecoWToe holdNew Orleans OpenABSSF2019
20886Emilio FerreiraWBotinhaNew Orleans OpenABSF2019
21248Vinicius GimenesWAdvTwin Cities Inv.70KGF2019
21806Giovanni CarvalhoWN/ACharlotte Open70KGSF2019
21818Estras JuniorWN/AAtlanta SM OpenO100KGDF2019
21832Danny VegaWPts: 13x0Atlanta SM NGO79KGSF2019
21833Evan ColeWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM NGO79KGF2019
22335Giovanni CarvalhoWPointsKansas Open100KGF2019
22649Renan LopezWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds67KGR12019
23315Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWN/AKansas Open70KGSF2020
23445Juan GarciaWPts: 4x0Houston WO70KGSF2020
23447Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvHouston WO70KGF2020
23463Emilio LimaWBotinhaAustin WO70KGSF2020
23464Joao FigueiredoWPts: 4x2Austin WO70KGF2020
23466John GagneWTriangleGaman JJN/ASPF2020
23557Juan GarciaWReferee DecisionF2W 14570KGSPF2020
23718Mike CalimbasWChoke from backAustin Open100KGRR2020
23719Ronald HendersonWRNCAustin Open100KGRR2020
23740Todd WallingWPointsOklahoma Open76KGSF2020

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