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Silvio Duran

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, being already regarded 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:  Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Élcio Figueiredo > Rodrigo Cavaca > Silvio Duran

Lineage 2: Mitsuyo Maeda > 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 purpe)
  • 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 extra curricular 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 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 an assistant instructor 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

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (4%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
81
17
#86e620
Toe hold
10
2
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
5
1
#d1212a
Body lock
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (21%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (39%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Bow and arrow
25
2
#86e620
Choke
25
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
25
2
#d1212a
Kimura
13
1
#fad11b
RNC
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Silvio Duran Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11579Windson RamosLPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta W. Open70KGF2017
11593Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x0San Jose Open70KGF2017
12021Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLBow and arrowPan American70KG4F2017
12259Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring Open70KGSF2017
12948Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLBow and arrowWorld Champ.70KGR12017
13199Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6American Nats70KGSF2017
13617Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13817Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChokeAtlanta SM Open70KGF2017
14035Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLAdvMiami Fall Open70KGF2017
14240Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLChoke from backBJJ NY Pro70KGF2017
14459Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 0x0, AdvCincinnati Open70KGF2017
14466Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLChokeCincinnati OpenABSF2017
14488Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x4, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGSF2017
14829Jeffrey CummingsLN/AAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2018
14987Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Continental Pro69KGSF2018
15162Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15530Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLKimuraSan Jose OpenABS4F2018
15734Adam BenayounAdam BenayounLAdvNY Spring Open70KG4F2018
16229Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 9x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16602Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17119Ian SandersIan SandersLRNCNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2018
18225Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18898Vitor PaschoalLPointsPortland Open70KGSF2019
19053Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonLChoke from backCincinnati Open76KGF2019
19671Victor PaschoalLReferee DecisionNY Spring Open70KGSF2019
19699Gilvan CostaLPts: 4x4, PenNY Spring OpenABSSF2019
19979Rodrigo FrancioniLReferee DecisionMiami Spring Open70KGSF2019
20082Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12019
11205John RickelWToe holdSan Antonio F. O.70KGF2016
11228Andre LuchesiWPts: 4x2Long Beach Open70KG4F2016
11229Wallace SantosWBotinhaLong Beach Open70KGSF2016
11230Jordan GomezWBotinhaLong Beach Open70KGF2016
11578Franciscso MatosWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2017
11590Marcus WilsonWReferee DecisionSan Jose Open70KG4F2017
11592Nicollas WelkerWDQSan Jose Open70KGSF2017
12016Nicollas WelkerWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG8F2017
12569Paulo SilvaWBotinhaBoston Sp. Open70KGSF2017
12570Thiago AlvesWPts: 4x2Boston Sp. Open70KGF2017
13166Rene LopezWReferee DecisionAmerican NG Nats67KGF2017
13266Joao PereiraWPts: 4x2NY Summer Open70KGSF2017
13267Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPts: 4x2NY Summer Open70KGF2017
13283Bruno DiasWBotinhaNY S. No-Gi Open67KGSF2017
13284Joao AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvNY S. No-Gi Open67KGF2017
13390Joao PereiraWBotinhaBoston SM. Open70KGSF2017
13391Felipe SimplicioWBotinhaBoston SM. Open70KGF2017
13437Jason GagnonJason GagnonWReferee DecisionSeattle Open70KGSF2017
13438Benjamin BrosbeWBotinhaSeattle Open70KGF2017
13476Bruce GuevaraWBotinhaChicago SMO70KGSF2017
13477Wallace SantosWKneebarChicago SMO70KGF2017
13615Vitor MoraesWBotinhaSan Diego Pro70KG4F2017
13816Jonathan BurenWPts: 4x2Atlanta SM Open70KGSF2017
13951Scott DanceWBotinhaCharlotte Open70KGSF2017
13952Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPts: 2x0Charlotte Open70KGF2017
14033Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPts: 6x2Miami Fall Open70KGSF2017
14236Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 2x0BJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
14239Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0BJJ NY Pro70KGSF2017
14457Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWPts: 4x2Cincinnati Open70KGSF2017
14462Robby MalofWPts: 4x4, AdvCincinnati OpenABS4F2017
14465Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWReferee DecisionCincinnati OpenABSSF2017
14480Matthew AragoniWBotinhaNoGi Worlds67KGR12017
14483Evan RamsdenWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KG4F2017
14986Thiago BritoWPts: 4x2Continental Pro69KG4F2018
15361Chris KriebelWPts: 4x4, AdvChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15362Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 10x8Chicago Sp. Open70KGF2018
15534Jose LeonWPts: 6x0San Jose NGO67KGSF2018
15535Jose LeonWPts: 14x2San Jose NGO67KGF2018
15657Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPts: 8x6Atlanta Sp. Open70KGF2018
15752Sidemar HonorioWDQNY Spring NGO67KGSF2018
15753Christian MueckayWBotinhaNY Spring NGO67KGF2018
15756Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring NGOABSF2018
16225Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12018
16957Eduardo GoncalvesEduardo GoncalvesWBotinhaKasai Pro 370KGSPF2018
17559Matt ManeyWBotinhaTwin Cities Open88KGSF2018
17560Michael ZaniewskiWPts: 4x2Twin Cities Open88KGF2018
17757Fabio MeloWPts: 2x0Charlotte Open100KGF2018
17863Tony BergamoWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 470KGSPF2018
18212Kayo CesarWBotinhaNoGi Worlds67KGR12018
19050Rodrigo RotardiWReferee DecisionCincinnati Open76KG4F2019
19052Jeovany OrtizWPts: 4x2Cincinnati Open76KGSF2019
19695David GarmoDavid GarmoWPts: 4x2NY Spring OpenABSR12019
19696Charles McGuireWBody lockNY Spring OpenABSR22019
20499Thomas IngramWBotinhaNew Orleans Open82KGSF2019
20500Santiago FarinaWReferee DecisionNew Orleans Open82KGF2019
20501Ben PecoWToe holdNew Orleans OpenABSSF2019
20502Emilio FerreiraWBotinhaNew Orleans OpenABSF2019

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