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Victor Silvério is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, a grade he earned training under the supervision of the illustrious Master Julio Cesar of the Grappling Fight Team (GFT). Silvério was singled out as one of the top prospects in the sport after his winning performance at the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Championships back in 2009, where he competed as a juvenile athlete. Since then, Victor Silvério cemented his status with several wins at some of the world’s most respected tournaments. In 2017 Victor joined Gracie Barra‘s Northridge academy, a group led by Romulo Barral.

Victor Silvério Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Victor Silvério Santos


Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Julio Cesar > Victor Silvério

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Summer Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Summer No-Gi Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boston Spring Open (2016**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Sao Paulo Open (2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Miami Open (2015)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Los Angeles (2016)
  • 2nd Place ADCC Brazilian Trials (2013)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF NYC BJJ Pro (2015)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015*)
  • 3rd Place Copa Pódio LW Grand Prix (2014)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place UAEJJF World Pro (2009 blue, 2013 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2011 purple)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2010 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Toreando; Distance guard passing (Blitz)

Weight Division: Médio (82kg/181lbs)

Team Association: Gracie Barra

Victor Silvério Biography

Victor Silvério was born on the 3rd of July 1991 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Though he moved around in his youth, spending time in the USA and Europe, most of his childhood was spent in the Cidade Maravilhosa. Victor started training Jiu Jitsu when he was 15 years old, influenced by some of his school friends who already grappled.

Leandrinho Barroso of ‘Game Fight’ was Victor Silvero’ first coach, the team was an affiliate of the Gama Filho (UGF), so Victor would often go and train at the team’s head quarters, even as a white belt, where the illustrious Julio Cesar taught. It was Barroso who awarded Silvério his blue and purple belts.

After Gama Filho university cut tied with the Jiu Jitsu competition team, the academy had major internal changes and Game Fight was cut ties with the (now called) Grappling Fight Team. With these changes, Victor Silvério chose to remain close to Cesar and his new team, it was Julio who graded Victor with his brown and black belt (on December 2013). Silvério hit the ground running in 2014, competing in the major league of Jiu Jitsu, the adult black belt division, Silvério managed to achieve some noticeable wins over tough fighters at the Copa Podium and a double gold at Rio de Janeiro’s prime tournament, the Rio Open.

Victor moved to the United States of America in 2015, where he worked closely with AJ Sousa in the state of Florida. By June 2017 Silvério aligned himself with Romulo Barral, then joining Barral’s workgroup in Northridge, California.

Victor Silverio Grappling Record

    36 (40%)
    27 (30%)
    12 (13%)
    14 (16%)
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Bow and arrow
Choke from back
Cross choke
    23 (42%)
    12 (22%)
    7 (13%)
    10 (18%)
    2 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Inside heel hook

Victor Silverio Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5347Clark GracieClark GracieLKimuraPan American82KGR12014
5573Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5576Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoD---Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5578Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 8x0Copa Podio77KGSF2014
5791Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2014
6368Kit DaleKit DaleD---PolarisABSSPF2015
6471Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropeanABSR32015
6555Davi RamosDavi RamosLPts: 2x0European82KG4F2015
6687Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 4x2Gramado Trials85KGSF2015
6812Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2015
6892William MartinsLAdvRio Fall OpenABSR12015
6906Sandro VieiraLPointsRio Fall Open82KGSF2015
7090Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarWorld Pro85KGR22015
7154Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2World ProABSR22015
7211Claudio MattosClaudio MattosLReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2015
7237Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiroABSSF2015
7430Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
8505Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 2x2, AdvIBJJF NY Pro82KGF2015
9244Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12016
9342Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLTrianglePan AmericanABS8F2016
9655Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 5x2San Antonio Open88KGF2016
9663Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 6x4San Antonio OpenABSSF2016
9839Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoLPointsMiami Spring Open88KGSF2016
9851Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeLArmbarMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016
9944Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10398Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLInjuryGrand Slam LA77KGF2016
11587Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 6x2UAEJJF Orlando85KGF2017
11868Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
12074Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG8F2017
12291Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaLPointsNY Spring Open82KGSF2017
13035Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13405Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnLPts: 2x0San Jose Open82KGF2017
13413Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 2x0San Jose OpenABSF2017
14154Gabriel ProcopioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGF2017
14164Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 8x0Long Beach OpenABSF2017
14277Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
14546Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
14964Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15224Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 0x0, PenPan American76KG4F2018
15550Piter FrankLAdvSan Jose Open76KGF2018
15567Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLReferee DecisionSan Jose OpenABSF2018
16132Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1375KGSPF2018
16148Sergio RiosSergio RiosLPts: 2x0ACB North America75KG4F2018
16172Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0ACB North AmericaABS4F2018
16303Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2018
16995PJ BarchPJ BarchLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
16997Jason RauLInside heel hookKasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17003Renato CanutoRenato CanutoD---Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17063Michael TrassoMichael TrassoLPts: 6x2LV NG Open79KGSF2018
17325Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGF2018
17544Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGF2018
17774Alef BritoAlef BritoLPenSJJIF Worlds82KG4F2018
18312Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
19217Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2019
19577Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 5x2San Jose Open82KGF2019
19595Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaSan Jose OpenABSF2019
20174Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR22019
21146Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KG4F2019
5201Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWChokeEtapa 2 FJJR82KGF2014
5561Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraD---Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5571M. AndreWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5580Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPts: 2x2, PenCopa Podio77KG3PLC2014
5854UnknownWArmbarRio OpenABSR12014
5855Andre 'Deco'WPts: 2x2, AdvRio OpenABSR22014
5856Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWAdvRio OpenABS4F2014
5857Alan RegisWAdvRio OpenABSSF2014
5858UnknownWPts: 10x4Rio Open82KG4F2014
5860Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWAdvRio Open82KGSF2014
5870Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionSP Open82KGSF2014
5911Tiago AlvesTiago AlvesWPts: 1x0Rematch G.82KGSPF2014
6457Vinicius NascimentoWPts: 6x0EuropeanABSR22015
6544Youngam NohWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGR12015
6549Thomas OyarzunWAdvEuropean82KGR22015
6682Elfraklin SouzaWReferee DecisionGramado Trials85KGR12015
6685Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWPts: 0x0, AdvGramado Trials85KG4F2015
6791Jonatas NovaesWPts: 6x0Pan American82KGR12015
6803Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American82KGR32015
6905Ricardo LimaWBow and arrowRio Fall Open82KG4F2015
7081Fabio PulitaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR12015
7152Antonio JuniorWPts: 2x0World ProABSR12015
7229Felipe GriliWPointsBrasileiroABSR12015
7233Julian MatsumotoWPointsBrasileiroABSR22015
7235Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWAdvBrasileiroABS4F2015
8260Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami Open88KGSF2015
8262Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 4x2Miami Open88KGF2015
8502Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0IBJJF NY Pro82KG4F2015
8503Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 4x0IBJJF NY Pro82KGSF2015
9325Nathan MendhelsonWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR12016
9447Olivier Kee-SengWArmbarBoston Spring O.82KGSF2016
9448Sean FisherWPts: 8x0Boston Spring O.82KGF2016
9453Olivier HuerreWBow and arrowBoston Spring O.ABSSF2016
9455Gregor GracieGregor GracieWReferee DecisionBoston Spring O.ABSF2016
9654Jose PortilloWPointsSan Antonio Open88KGSF2016
10161Ryan GolgoskyWBow and arrowAmerican Nats82KGSF2016
10163Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWReferee DecisionAmerican Nats82KGF2016
10396Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA77KGSF2016
12064Morgan NeidlingerWPts: 7x0Pan American76KGR22017
12309Samir AbdolkaderWAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2017
12310Nicolas PenzerWAdvNY Spring OpenABSSF2017
12312Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionNY Spring OpenABSF2017
12315Enrique GalarzaWPointsNY Spring No-Gi79KGF2017
12830Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open82KGF2017
13023Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12017
13404Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsSan Jose Open82KGSF2017
13410Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPointsSan Jose OpenABS4F2017
13411Omar SabhaWPointsSan Jose OpenABSSF2017
13654Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13657Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13699Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWChoke from backGrand Slam LA85KGR12017
13704Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13705Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGF2017
14152Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsLong Beach Open82KGSF2017
14161Wellington PerotoWPointsLong Beach OpenABS4F2017
14163Joseph MokuWPointsLong Beach OpenABSSF2017
14276Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWPointsBJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14543Gabriel ProcopioWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14977Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 3x2Houston OpenABSSF2018
15215Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWReferee DecisionPan American76KG8F2018
15548Robert WolfeWChoke from backSan Jose Open76KGSF2018
15561Edmond KimWAdvSan Jose OpenABSR12018
16167Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16291Alex CabanesWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22018
16298Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWAdvWorld Champ.76KGR32018
17034Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open82KG4F2018
17035Dainys HuuWBow and arrowLas Vegas Open82KGSF2018
17036Victor RodriguesWRNCLas Vegas Open82KGF2018
17061Dainys HuuWPointsLV NG Open79KG4F2018
17314John CombsJohn CombsWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
17319Bruno TostoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KG4F2018
17323Kaunan BarbozaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGSF2018
17535I. JenningsWCross chokeWSOG 281KG8F2018
17540Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG4F2018
17541J. GracieWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGSF2018
17880Edmund KimWPointsLong Beach Open82KGSF2018
17881Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWPointsLong Beach Open82KGF2018
18298Alvin RobinsonWPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18309Athos MirandaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18783Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPointsOC Open82KGRR2019
18785Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPointsOC Open82KGF2019
19200Demian NitkinWPts: 7x0Pan American82KGR12019
19574Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldWPointsSan Jose Open82KG4F2019
19576Kauan BarbosaWPointsSan Jose Open82KGSF2019
19592Daniel AugustusWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Jose OpenABS4F2019
19593Dominique BellDominique BellWReferee DecisionSan Jose OpenABSSF2019
20166Piter FrankWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR12019
20534Thiago LemosWReferee DecisionSubversiv 277KGSPF2019
21142Eduardo CarvalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12019
21151Saul ViayraWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGRPC2019
21152Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGRPC2019

Victor Silvério vs Gil Salgueiro

Victor Silvério vs Alan Regis

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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