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June 18, 1974 |
|Residence||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||241 lb (109 kg; 17.2 st)|
|Fighting out of||Curitiba, Brazil|
Chute Boxe Academy
Black belt in |
Black belt in Shotokan
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from Boxrec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Assuerio Silva (born June 18, 1974) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional boxer, having most recently competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pancrase. He became the Heavyweight King of Pancrase on May 30, 2007, defeating Tatsuya Mizuno.
Silva holds a professional fight record of 13–6–01, the majority of his wins coming via submission. He fought three times in Pride FC in 2001, winning twice. However, after signing a three-fight contract with UFC, he was less successful, losing all his fights to Tim Sylvia, Brandon Vera and Cheick Kongo.
His height is 6 ft 1 in and he weighs 241 pounds. In addition to training Muay Thai, he holds a black belt in karate. Silva is also a Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu under Cristiano Marcello. He fights out of Curitiba, Brazil with Total Punch Mixed Martial Arts Academy.
Silva bounced back from his latest loss to Cheick Kongo by becoming the King of Pancrase after a 2nd round TKO win over Tatsuya Mizuno. He won this vacated title at Pancrase Rising 6 last 30 May 2007. He was scheduled to defend the championship against the former champion, Kestutis "Tiger" Arbocius, on 14 October 2007 at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan, but Arbocius no-showed at the event. Shortly thereafter, Silva vacated the Championship to pursue a contract with the newly formed Hardcore Fighting Championships in Canada. However, the organization folded before he was able to fight once under their banner.
Silva made his professional boxing debut on June 21, 2008 in his native Curitiba, Brazil, knocking out Adriano Vicente in 38 seconds of the 1st round.
Silva was shot on the evening of January 29, 2013 outside his gym in Curitiba, Brazil, according to a report from Brazilian news outlet Parana Online.
Silva was allegedly shot five times by a former associate, whom Silva reportedly identified as Robson Freitas. Silva was reportedly taken to a local hospital and remains in serious condition.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||15 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||15–8 (1)||Geronimo dos Santos||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 15||October 17, 2009||1||1:01||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||15–7 (1)||Dave Anderton||Submission (guillotine choke)||Boa Vista Combat Show||August 30, 2009||1||0:53||Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil|
|Loss||14–7 (1)||Todd Duffee||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 11||September 13, 2008||2||1:17||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||14–6 (1)||Terroll Dees||Submission (kneebar)||Jungle Fight 10||July 12, 2008||1||1:42||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||13–6 (1)||Tatsuya Mizuno||TKO (punches)||Pancrase: Rising 5||May 30, 2007||2||2:08||Tokyo, Japan||Won Pancrase Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||12–6 (1)||Cheick Kongo||Decision (majority)||UFC 70||April 21, 2007||3||5:00||Manchester, England|
|Win||12–5 (1)||Igor Pokrajac||Decision (split)||Jungle Fight Europe||December 17, 2006||3||5:00||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Win||11–5 (1)||Eduardo Maiorino||TKO (punches)||Show Fight 5||November 9, 2006||1||?||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||10–5 (1)||Brandon Vera||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 60||May 27, 2006||1||2:39||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Loss||10–4 (1)||Tim Sylvia||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3||January 16, 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–3 (1)||Alessio Sakara||Decision (unanimous)||Jungle Fight 3||October 23, 2004||3||5:00||Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil|
|Win||9–3 (1)||Fabiano Scherner||Submission (guillotine choke)||Jungle Fight 2||May 15, 2004||2||1:00||Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil|
|Loss||8–3 (1)||Alexander Emelianenko||Decision (split)||Pride Bushido 1||October 5, 2003||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|NC||8–2 (1)||Fabiano Scherner||No Contest (injury)||Meca World Vale Tudo 9||August 1, 2003||3||1:24||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Scherner injured falling from ring|
|Win||8–2||Yoshihisa Yamamoto||TKO (punches)||Pride 16||September 24, 2001||1||0:11||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||7–2||Valentijn Overeem||Submission (heel hook)||Pride 15||July 29, 2001||1||2:50||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||6–2||Walter Farias||KO (head kick)||Meca World Vale Tudo 5||June 9, 2001||1||5:00||Curitiba, Parana, Brazil|
|Win||5–2||Pedro Otavio||Submission (strikes)||Meca World Vale Tudo 4||December 16, 2000||2||2:00||Curitiba, Parana, Brazil|
|Win||4–2||Rodrigo Mamute||Submission (punches and stomp)||Meca World Vale Tudo 2||August 12, 2000||1||4:27||Curitiba, Parana, Brazil|
|Win||3–2||Luis Alberto||Submission||Desafio: BadBoy de ValeTudo 2||November 20, 1999||?||?||Ceara, Brazil|
|Win||2–2||Leopoldo Serao||KO||Desafio: BadBoy de ValeTudo 2||November 20, 1999||?||?||Ceara, Brazil|
|Loss||1–2||Mikhail Avetisyan||TKO (cut)||World Vale Tudo Championship 7||February 2, 1999||1||8:58||Brazil|
|Win||1–1||Waldir dos Anjos||Submission (rear naked choke)||BVF 12: Circuito Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 4||November 18, 1998||1||11:07||Brazil|
|Loss||0–1||Charles Gracie||Submission (triangle choke)||Extremo Combate Bahia Open||July 7, 1997||1||1:01||Salvador, Bahia, Brazil|
- "Assuerio Silva (15-6-0) Official Mixed Martial Arts Record". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
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- "Report: UFC Veteran Assuerio Silva in Serious Condition After Shooting in Brazil". Sherdog.com. 2013-1-30.