Erick Silva

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Erick Silva
Born Erick Silva
(1984-06-21) June 21, 1984 (age 30)
Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Other names Índio
Residence Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Reach 74.0 in (188 cm)
Fighting out of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Team X-Gym
Team Nogueira
Rank Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Black Belt in Judo[2] Black Praijed in Muay Thai
Years active 2005-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 16
By knockout 4
By submission 9
By decision 3
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By decision 2
By disqualification 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Erick Silva (born June 21, 1984) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division of the UFC. A professional MMA competitor since 2005, Silva has spent the majority of his career in Brazil, mostly fighting for Jungle Fight where he was the inaugural Welterweight champion. As of March 17, 2014, he is #15 in the official UFC welterweight rankings.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Background and early career[edit]

Silva comes from Vila Velha, Brazil and was an X-Gym training partner for the likes of Anderson Silva, Rafael Feijao and Jacare Souza.[4] He also trains with Team Nogueira and Pro Fight.[5]

Jungle Fight Championship[edit]

Silva joined Jungle Fight, appearing at Jungle Fight 9 against Carlos Eduardo dos Santos. In the third and final round, Silva defeated dos Santos via rear naked choke.[6]

At Jungle Fight 11, he defeated Igor Fernandes via unanimous decision.[7] Silva followed that up with two further victories in the promotion.[5]

Silva then competed in one of the more unique fights in his career, at Jungle Fight 17, which was held outdoors. On the day of the event, the weather was clear throughout, until less than an hour before the start, when rain began to fall and never stopped.[8] The event, which went down as one of the wettest in MMA history[8] was not a successful one for Silva who hit his downed opponent with a knee, resulting in a no contest verdict.[8]

Silva won his next fight, at Jungle Fight 21, via TKO (knee and punches) in the second round.[9]

Silva then entered into the tournament for the inaugural Jungle Fight Welterweight Championship at Jungle Fight 23. Silva defeated both opponents on the same night to win the tournament.[4] His opening round matchup was against Gil de Freitas. The opening round saw Silva utilize his striking game to take the first round, though de Freitas came back strongly in the second round with his takedowns and effective ground game. In the final round, Silva caught de Freitas with a roundhouse kick to the liver, dropping him. After Silva used ground-and-pound to set up a guillotine choke, de Freitas was forced to tapout.[4]

Silva progressed to the tournament final, where he faced the Mexican, Francisco Ayon. Ayon had just come off a split decision victory in the semi-final and he wasn't able to mount any offense against Silva, who took him down. After hitting him with several punches, Silva locked in an arm triangle choke to force the tapout with just 67 seconds on the clock.[4] Silva therefore became the inaugural Jungle Fight Welterweight champion.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Silva signed with the UFC in early 2011. He was expected to make his debut against Mike Swick at UFC 134. However, on August 4, 2011, it was announced that Swick had to withdraw from the bout due to a knee injury and was replaced by Luis Ramos. Silva won quickly via first round TKO due to punches.[10]

Silva was expected to face promotional newcomer Siyar Bahadurzada on January 14, 2012 at UFC 142.[11] However, Bahadurzada was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Carlo Prater.[12] After missing a looping right hook in the opening seconds of the fight, Silva quickly followed with a left knee to the body which effectively knocked Prater down. Prater caught Silva's knee and held on to his leg as Silva began attacking with hammer fists and punches to the head. During the attack, the referee, Mario Yamasaki, repeatedly warned Silva not to hit the back of the head. When Prater appeared to go unconscious and could no longer intelligently defend himself, Yamasaki stepped in and stopped the fight. Although Silva appeared victorious, Yamasaki disqualified Silva for strikes to the back of the head. The disqualification was later upheld by the UFC. [13]

Silva then faced Charlie Brenneman on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3.[14] Silva won the fight with a rear-naked choke late in the first round.

Silva faced Jon Fitch on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After three rounds, Silva lost the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28). The performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.

Silva was expected to face Jay Hieron on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156.[15] However, Silva pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Tyron Woodley.[16]

Silva was expected to face John Hathaway on June 8, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 10.[17] However, Hathaway was pulled from the bout in late April and replaced by Jason High, who was already scheduled on the card against Ildemar Alcantara.[18] Silva won the fight via triangle armbar submission. The finished earned him his second Submission of the Night bonus.

Silva faced Dong Hyun Kim on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29.[19] Kim defeated Silva via second round KO.

Silva was expected to face returning veteran Nate Loughran on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36.[20] However, Loughran was forced out of the bout with an injury.[21] Silva instead faced promotional newcomer Takenori Sato.[22] He won the fight via TKO early in the first round. The win also earned him one of the first UFC Performance of the Night bonus awards.[23]

Silva faced Matt Brown in the main event at UFC Fight Night 40.[24] He lost the fight via TKO due to punches in the third round. Despite the loss, Silva was given a Fight of the Night bonus award for his performance.[25]

Silva is expected to face Mike Rhodes on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58.[26]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–5 (1) Matt Brown TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva May 10, 2014 3 2:11 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 16–4 (1) Takenori Sato TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi February 15, 2014 1 0:52 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Loss 15–4 (1) Dong Hyun Kim KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields October 9, 2013 2 3:01 Barueri, Brazil
Win 15–3 (1) Jason High Submission (inverted triangle armbar) UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum June 8, 2013 1 1:11 Fortaleza, Brazil Submission of the Night.
Loss 14–3 (1) Jon Fitch Decision (unanimous) UFC 153 October 13, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Fight of the Night.
Win 14–2 (1) Charlie Brenneman Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall June 8, 2012 1 4:33 Sunrise, Florida, United States Submission of the Night.
Loss 13–2 (1) Carlo Prater DQ (punches to back of head) UFC 142 January 14, 2012 1 0:29 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 13–1 (1) Luis Ramos KO (punches) UFC 134 August 27, 2011 1 0:40 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 12–1 (1) Francisco Ayon Submission (arm-triangle choke) Jungle Fight 23 October 30, 2010 1 1:07 Belém, Brazil Won inaugural Jungle Fight Welterweight Championship.
Win 11–1 (1) Gil de Freitas Submission (guillotine choke) Jungle Fight 23 October 30, 2010 3 0:57 Belém, Brazil Jungle Fight Welterweight Championship Tournament Semifinal.
Win 10–1 (1) Jose Gomes de Ribamar KO (knee & punches) Jungle Fight 21 July 31, 2010 2 3:39 Natal, Brazil
NC 9–1 (1) Henrique Oliveira NC (illegal knee to a downed opponent) Jungle Fight 17: Vila Velha February 27, 2010 2 3:57 Vila Velha, Brazil
Win 9–1 Jorge Luis Bezerra Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 15 September 19, 2009 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–1 Carlos Villamor Submission (kneebar) Jungle Fight 14: Ceará May 9, 2009 2 3:38 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 7–1 Igor Fernandes Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 11 September 13, 2008 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 6–1 Carlos Eduardo Santos Submission (rear-naked choke) Jungle Fight 9: Warriors May 31, 2008 3 N/A Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 5–1 Fabio Issa Decision (unanimous) Open Fight August 4, 2007 N/A N/A Brazil
Loss 4–1 Mario Neto Decision (unanimous) Superfight Vitoria December 10, 2006 3 5:00 Brazil
Win 4–0 Leandro Zumbi Submission (arm-triangle choke) MMA: Kombat Espirito Santo November 25, 2006 1 3:05 Vila Velha, Brazil
Win 3–0 Henrique Lango Submission (rear-naked choke) Guarafight 3 August 12, 2006 1 N/A Guarapari, Brazil
Win 2–0 Julian Soares KO (punch) Guarafight 2 January 7, 2006 1 2:30 Guarapari, Brazil
Win 1–0 Fabiano Mastodonte Submission (rear-naked choke) Guarafight 1 June 4, 2005 1 2:02 Guarapari, Brazil

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erick Silva - Official UFC Fighter Profile". ufc.com. November 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Erick Silva". badboy.com. 
  3. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
  4. ^ a b c d e "Hot prospect Erick Silva wins Jungle Fight title in Belem". sherdog.com. October 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Erick Silva". sherdog.com. November 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Jungle Fight 9 - Warriors". sherdog.com. May 31, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Jungle Fight 11 Pictures: Erick Silva vs. Igor Santos". sherdog.com. September 18, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b c "Rain falls on Jungle Fight 17; Mondragon loses". sherdog.com. February 28, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Pictures: Jungle Fight 21: Erick Silva vs. Jose Gomes de Ribamar". sherdog.com. August 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Luis Ramos replaces Mike Swick, fights Erick Silva at UFC Rio". tatame.com. August 5, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Siyar Bahadurzada: I'm facing Erick Silva at UFC 142 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. November 14, 2011. 
  12. ^ "WEC vet Carlo Prater meets Erick Silva as injury replacement at UFC 142". mmajunkie.com. December 16, 2011. 
  13. ^ "UFC makes ruling on Erick Silva's UFC 142 disqualification: The loss stands". mmajunkie.com. January 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ "American Silva next faced Charile Brenneman". sport.tv.globo.com. 2012-03-30. 
  15. ^ "Jay Hieron vs. Erick Silva added to February's UFC 156 event". MMAjunkie.com. November 21, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Tyron Woodley replaces injured Erick Silva, faces Jay Hieron at UFC 156". MMAjunkie.com. January 2, 2013. 
  17. ^ Mookie Alexander (March 7, 2013). "Erick Silva fights John Hathaway at TUF Brazil 2 Finale on June 8th". bloodyelbow.com. 
  18. ^ Staff (2013-04-25). "Jason High replaces John Hathaway, meets Erick Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  19. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2013-08-07). "Erick Silva will fight Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 29". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  20. ^ Ivan Raupp (2013-12-10). "Erick Silva enfrenta Nate Loughran no UFC de Jaraguá do Sul em fevereiro (Brazilian Portuguese)". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  21. ^ John Morgan (2014-01-04). "Nate Loughran out at UFC Fight Night 36, promotion seeks new opponent for Erick Silva". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  22. ^ Ivan Raupp (2013-12-11). "Campeão do Pancrase é contratado pelo UFC e estreia contra Erick Silva (Brazilian Portuguese)". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  23. ^ Staff (2014-02-16). "UFC Fight Night 36 bonuses: Silva, Oliveira earn first 'performance' bonuses". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  24. ^ Staff (2014-03-03). "Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva headlines UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  25. ^ Staff (2014-05-11). "UFC Fight Night 40 bonuses: Matt Brown scoops up $100K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  26. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-10-21). "Erick Silva returns at UFC Fight Night 58 against Mike Rhodes". mmafighting.com. 

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