May 25, 1981 |
|Other names||Da Spyda Killa|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Fighting out of||Huntington Beach, California, U.S.|
|Team||MPF Training Systems|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jay Silva (born May 25, 1981) is a Brazilian-Angolan mixed martial artist, who has competed for the UFC, Bellator, Tachi Palace Fights and more recently KSW. He currently competes in the Middleweight division.
Mixed martial arts career
Raised on the East Coast, Silva's interest in mixed martial arts developed after seeing the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. He subsequently trained under Renzo Gracie in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, having obtained the level of purple belt. Silva currently trains alongside UFC notables including Quinton Jackson and Cheick Kongo.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Competing primarily in smaller organizations, Silva received a call from the UFC to fill in as a last minute replacement for Dan Miller and made his debut against CB Dollaway at UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard, losing a unanimous decision.
Silva's next fight was against Chris Leben on January 11, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 20, losing via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). Silva hopes for a rematch with Leben in the near future. He was released from the UFC along with Kyle Bradley after his loss at UFC Fight Night 20.
Bellator Fighting Championships
Silva stepped in for Paulo Filho, who was set to fight Bellator's middleweight champion Hector Lombard in a Super Fight at Bellator 18. He was defeated via Knockout in just six seconds of the round one.
On May 14, 2011, Silva defeated Gemiyale Adkins at Bellator 44 via unanimous decision.
Silva scored a first round KO over MMA veteran Jaime Jara at Tachi Palace Fights 7, ending the bout in thirty-three seconds.
On November 4, 2011, Silva lost a five round unanimous decision to Bristol Marunde in a bout for the Superior Cage Combat Middleweight Title.
Silva next faced fellow UFC veteran Kendall Grove on February 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada under the Superior Cage Combat organization. He won the fight via technical submission due to an arm triangle choke in the second round.
Silva next fought on May 12, 2012 against Michał Materla at KSW 19 for the vacant Middleweight Championship. He lost the fight via majority decision.
Silva faced Michał Materla on September 28, 2013 at KSW 24 in a non-title rematch from KSW 19, He won via knockout due to punches in the second round.
Maximum Fighting Championship
On November 30th, 2012 It was announced that Silva signed a multi-fight contract with Maximum Fighting Championship he was set to debut at MFC 36 “Reality Check” against Jacen Flynn on February 15, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. On February 11, 2013, MFC Announced Wes Swofford as Flynn's Replacement. Silva was defeated by Swofford via TKO due to an elbow and punches in 41 seconds of round one.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||9 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||9–9||Michal Materla||Decision (unanimous)||KSW 26||March 22, 2014||3||5:00||Warszawa, Poland||For KSW Middleweight Championship , Fight of the night|
|Win||9–8||Michal Materla||KO (punches)||KSW 24||September 28, 2013||2||4:05||Łódź, Poland||Non-title bout; Knockout of the Night.|
|Loss||8–8||Sam Alvey||TKO (punches)||MFC 37||May 10, 2013||3||1:05||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||8–7||Wes Swofford||TKO (elbow & punches)||MFC 36||February 15, 2013||1||0:41||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||8–6||Michal Materla||Decision (majority)||KSW 19||May 12, 2012||3||5:00||Łódź, Poland||For KSW Middleweight Championship , Fight of the night|
|Win||8–5||Kendall Grove||Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Superior Cage Combat 4||February 16, 2012||2||1:52||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||7–5||Bristol Marunde||Decision (unanimous)||Superior Cage Combat 3||November 4, 2011||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For SCC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||7–4||Gemiyale Adkins||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 44||May 14, 2011||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6–4||Jaime Jara||KO (punches)||Tachi Palace Fights 7||December 2, 2010||1||0:33||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||5–4||Hector Lombard||KO (punch)||Bellator 18||May 13, 2010||1||0:06||Monroe, Louisiana, United States||190 lb Catchweight Bout|
|Loss||5–3||Chris Leben||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz||January 11, 2010||3||5:00||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Loss||5–2||CB Dollaway||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard||September 16, 2009||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States||UFC Debut|
|Win||5–1||Ray Lizama||KO (punches)||Call to Arms 2||August 15, 2009||3||Ontario, California, United States|
|Win||4–1||Reggie Orr||KO (flying knee)||Call to Arms 1||May 16, 2009||2||1:41||Ontario, California, United States|
|Win||3–1||Mike Johnson||TKO (punches)||Extreme Challenge: Mayhem at the Marina||March 28, 2009||2||1:26||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Plinio Cruz||Decision (split)||KAP: The Return of Macaco||February 7, 2009||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0||Ozzy Avalos||KO (knee)||Sparstar Promotions: Battle of the Rising Stars||July 25, 2008||3||0:42||Montebello, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Mark DaPolito||Submission (rear naked choke)||Ring of Combat 20||June 27, 2008||2||3:47||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||MMA Debut|
Silva worked as a bouncer in New York City prior to becoming a MMA fighter.
- "UFC Newcomer Jay Silva is Ready to Turn Heads". MMAmadness.com. 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-09-13.[dead link]
- http://www.aroundtheoctagon.com/?p=3079[dead link]
- "Jay Silva Released by UFC Following Loss to Chris Leben". mmafrenzy.com. 2010-01-22.
- "Jay Silva Signs with Canadian MMA Promotion MFC". sherdog.com. 2012-11-30.
- "MFC 37 Heavyweight Main Event Canceled And UFC & Bellator Vets Sam Alvey and Jay Silva set to face off". sherdog.com. 2013-05-09.