Antônio Silva (fighter)

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Antônio Silva
Silva Bigfoot.jpg
Born (1979-09-14) 14 September 1979 (age 39)
Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil[1]
Other namesBigfoot
Pezão
NationalityBrazilian
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)[2]
Weight285 lb (129 kg; 20 st 5 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
Super Heavyweight
Reach80 in (203 cm)[3]
StyleKickboxing, Karate, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofCampina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil
TeamTeam Nogueira
American Top Team
RankBlack belt in Shotokan Karate[citation needed]
Black belt in Judo[citation needed]
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2005–present (MMA)
2017–present (Kickboxing)
Kickboxing record
Total1
Losses1
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
Total32
Wins19
By knockout14
By submission3
By decision2
Losses12
By knockout10
By decision2
No contests1
External image
Antônio Silva

Antônio Carlos Silva[4] (born 14 September 1979) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competes in the Heavyweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2005, he has competed for the UFC, Strikeforce, EliteXC, Cage Rage, Fight Nights Global, World Victory Road, K-1 HERO'S, and Cage Warriors. He is the former EliteXC Heavyweight Champion, Cage Rage World Heavyweight Champion, and Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Champion.

Background[edit]

Originally from Brasília, Distrito Federal, Silva began training in karate at the age of four, and received his black belt at the age of 12. After 13 years of karate training, Silva transitioned to Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo at the age of 17.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Club affiliation[edit]

Silva began his career with the UK-based Wolfslair MMA Academy in 2005. In 2006, after his bout with Tadas Rimkevicius, Wolfslair requested (to Silva's instructor Mario Neto) that Silva leave the team and return to Brazil. The gym claims Silva owed it over £20,000; however, Silva states that it owed him £6,000 in fighter purses for two fights, for which he was promised £3,000 each. After training with Brazilian Top Team during the dispute, Silva joined American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida.[6] He also trained at the Imperial Athletics gym in Boca Raton, Florida, for his quarterfinal bout with Fedor Emelianenko in the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament.[7]

Early career[edit]

Silva made his professional debut in the United Kingdom against Georgian fighter Tengiz Tedoradze, who would become the Cage Rage British Heavyweight Champion two fights later. Silva was impressive in his debut, winning by TKO only 48 seconds into the fight. In his next bout, Silva made his Cage Warriors debut and won again via strikes after his opponent submitted.

Silva then made his Cage Rage debut and became the Cage Rage World Heavyweight Champion after defeating his opponent via TKO. Silva then returned to Cage Warriors to fight longtime veteran Ruben "Warpath" Villareal for the Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Championship and won again via TKO, and became the Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Champion. Silva followed this up with a knockout win over Lithuanian fighter Tadas Rimkevicius before making his Japanese debut for K-1 Hero's. In his debut for the organization, he defeated longtime veteran Tom Erikson via TKO and then won his next fight by knockout.

This brought Silva's record to an undefeated 7-0 with all his wins coming by TKO/KO within the first round. Silva faced Eric Pele in his first and only fight with the BodogFIGHT promotion and was handed his first career loss with a controversial TKO.

EliteXC[edit]

On 10 February 2007, Silva made his EliteXC debut at EliteXC: Destiny, against UFC veteran Wesley Correira. Silva won by TKO due to strikes in the first round.

Silva was originally scheduled to fight on the Dynamite!! USA card as a representative of EliteXC. He was to face Jonathan Wiezorek, but the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) discovered a benign tumor on his pituitary gland in his pre-fight medicals and refused to license the fighter. As a result, Silva underwent brain surgery that summer in order to have the tumor removed.[8]

Post-surgery, Silva finally faced Jonathan Wiezorek at EliteXC: Renegade in November 2007. He won the fight by-rear naked choke in the first round. His next victory came by split decision (28–29, 29–28, and 30–27) over former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez.

On 26 July 2008, Silva won the EliteXC Heavyweight Championship, with a second-round TKO win over UFC veteran Justin Eilers. Silva later tested positive for the anabolic steroid Boldenone, and was suspended for one year and fined $2,500 by the California State Athletic Commission.[9] According to Silva's manager, Alex Davis, the positive test was caused by Silva's use of Novedex, a testosterone-booster he takes to raise his low testosterone levels (a symptom of his acromegaly). "He has to treat it", said Davis. "He spends between $6,000 and $8,000 a month just on medicine for it. He needs to be able to keep fighting to make a living. If it's between Antônio's health and pleasing the athletic commission, we have to choose his health."[10]

Sengoku[edit]

Soon after, Silva signed on to fight at World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku no Ran 2009. He was advised not to fight in Japan by the California State Athletic Commission. He ignored this advice, and continued to claim that he had not used steroids. At the 4 January 2009 event, he defeated Yoshihiro "KISS" Nakao by TKO when Nakao suffered a knee injury in the first round.

At Sengoku 10 he fought Jim York, winning by submission in the first round. With both fighters looking tentative on the feet, Silva took York down once, but was stood up by the referee. Later in the round, he took York down again, assuming the half-guard position and landing effective hammerfists and punches, before moving into an arm triangle choke from the side control position to secure victory.

Strikeforce[edit]

On 7 November 2009, Silva suffered the second loss of his career, losing a decision to Fabrício Werdum at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers. After dominating the first round, Silva fractured his left hand in the beginning of the second.[11][12][13]

Silva defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski on 15 May 2010, at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery,[14] via decision.

He was scheduled to face Valentijn Overeem on 4 Dec, but Overeem suffered an injury and withdrew from the fight.[15] He was replaced by Mike Kyle.[16] Kyle knocked down Silva in the first round with a punch, but Silva survived Kyle's ground and pound and recovered. In the second round, Silva mounted Kyle and forced a TKO stoppage with punches.

Silva defeated Fedor Emelianenko in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament, via doctor stoppage between the second and third rounds. He was expected to meet Alistair Overeem in the semifinals, but Overeem withdrew from the fight due to injury. He was replaced by one of the tournament alternates, Daniel Cormier. Cormier knocked Silva out with standing punches at 3:56 of round 1.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On 7 January 2012, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira told "Portal do Vale Tudo" Silva had signed a UFC contract. Silva was scheduled to debut against Roy Nelson on 26 May 2012 at UFC 146,[17] but was rescheduled to face Cain Velasquez instead.[18] Velasquez defeated Silva by TKO in the first round.

Silva faced Travis Browne on 5 October 2012 at UFC on FX 5.[19] Early in the fight Browne injured his hamstring, limiting his movement. Silva capitalized on Browne's limited mobility by backing him against the cage. After a big right sent Browne to the canvas, Silva finished him off with strikes on the ground for a first-round KO victory.

Silva next faced Alistair Overeem on 2 February 2013 at UFC 156.[20] Leading up to the fight, Overeem was dismissive of Silva's skills, claiming he was better than his opponent in every aspect of MMA.[21] Despite being a significant underdog and losing the first and second rounds, Silva won the fight via KO in the third round. The win also earned Silva his first Knockout of the Night honor.[22]

Silva faced Cain Velasquez in a rematch for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on 25 May 2013 at UFC 160.[23] Silva was rocked with a right hand early into the fight and finished again via TKO in the first round.

Silva faced Mark Hunt on 7 December 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33 in the main event.[24] It was a back-and-forth affair that saw both men trade the advantage over five full rounds. The end result was a majority draw (48–47 Hunt, 47–47, and 47–47).[25] Post-fight, Dana White said the bout won Fight of the Night and, despite the draw result, both men would receive their win bonuses.[26] Silva forfeited his win money and $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus to Hunt after failing a post-fight test for elevated testosterone (he had been undergoing UFC-approved testosterone replacement therapy). He was suspended for nine months, retroactive to the date of the fight.[27]

Silva faced Andrei Arlovski in a rematch on 13 September 2014 at UFC Fight Night 51.[28] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round. Following this fight, Silva returned to the hospital for surgery to remove a pituitary gland tumor - which causes his acromegaly - that had reemerged. The surgery was successful and he expects to return to fighting in 2015.[29]

Silva was expected to face Frank Mir on 28 February 2015 at UFC 184.[30] However, the bout with Mir was moved up a week and instead served as event headliner for UFC Fight Night 61.[31] Silva lost the fight via knockout in the first round, as Mir dropped Silva with a left hook and finished him with a barrage of ground and pound.[32]

Silva faced Soa Palelei on 1 August 2015 at UFC 190.[33] He won the fight by TKO in the second round.[34]

A rematch with Mark Hunt took place on 15 November 2015 at UFC 193.[35] Silva lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[36]

Silva next faced Stefan Struve on 8 May 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87.[37] Silva lost the bout via knockout in the first round as he was stunned by a right hook on the chin followed with a knee to the body and multiple elbows to the side of his head.[38]

Silva fought Roy Nelson on 24 September 2016 at UFC Fight Night 95.[39] He lost the fight by knockout in the second round.[40] Subsequently, he was released from the UFC.[41]

Kickboxing[edit]

In August 2017 Silva signed with Glory Kickboxing,[42] and made his debut against Rico Verhoeven at Glory 46 on 14 October 2017 in Guangzhou, China.[43] [44] After being dominated by arguably the #1 heavyweight kickboxer of the time, Silva was knocked down by a headkick in the second round. The referee stopped the fight less than a minute later officially ruling the match a TKO win for Verhoeven.

Silva is expected to face Greg Tony[45] on November 30, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand.[46][47]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional Kickboxing record
0 Wins, 1 Losses
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
2017-10-14 Loss Netherlands Rico Verhoeven Glory 46: China Guangzhou, China TKO (spinning heel kick and punches) 2 0:43 0–1

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19–12 (1) Vitaly Minakov KO (punches) Fight Nights Global 68: Pavlovich vs. Mokhnatkin 2 June 2017 2 1:37 St. Petersburg, Russia
Loss 19–11 (1) Ivan Shtyrkov Decision (unanimous) Titov Boxing Promotion: Shtyrkov vs. Silva 18 November 2016 3 5:00 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Loss 19–10 (1) Roy Nelson KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg 24 September 2016 2 4:10 Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Loss 19–9 (1) Stefan Struve KO (elbows) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski 8 May 2016 1 0:16 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Loss 19–8 (1) Mark Hunt TKO (punches) UFC 193 15 November 2015 1 3:41 Melbourne, Australia
Win 19–7 (1) Soa Palelei TKO (punches) UFC 190 1 August 2015 2 0:41 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 18–7 (1) Frank Mir KO (punch and elbows) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir 22 February 2015 1 1:40 Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Loss 18–6 (1) Andrei Arlovski KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 13 September 2014 1 2:59 Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
NC 18–5 (1) Mark Hunt NC (overturned) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot 7 December 2013 5 5:00 Brisbane, Australia Fight of the Night. Originally a majority draw. Silva tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone.
Loss 18–5 Cain Velasquez TKO (punches) UFC 160 25 May 2013 1 1:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 18–4 Alistair Overeem KO (punches) UFC 156 2 February 2013 3 0:25 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 17–4 Travis Browne TKO (punches) UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot 5 October 2012 1 3:27 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 16–4 Cain Velasquez TKO (punches) UFC 146 26 May 2012 1 3:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 16–3 Daniel Cormier KO (punches) Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov 10 September 2011 1 3:56 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinais.
Win 16–2 Fedor Emelianenko TKO (doctor stoppage) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva 12 February 2011 2 5:00 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinais.
Win 15–2 Mike Kyle KO (punches) Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II 4 December 2010 2 2:49 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Win 14–2 Andrei Arlovski Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery 15 May 2010 3 5:00 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Loss 13–2 Fabrício Werdum Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers 7 November 2009 3 5:00 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Win 13–1 Jim York Submission (arm-triangle choke) Sengoku 10 23 September 2009 1 3:51 Saitama, Japan
Win 12–1 Yoshihiro Nakao TKO (knee injury) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku no Ran 2009 4 January 2009 1 1:42 Saitama, Japan
Win 11–1 Justin Eilers TKO (knees and punches) EliteXC: Unfinished Business 26 July 2008 2 0:19 Stockton, California, United States Won the EliteXC Heavyweight Championship. Tested positive for boldenone post-fight.
Win 10–1 Ricco Rodriguez Decision (split) EliteXC: Street Certified 16 February 2008 3 5:00 Miami, Florida, United States
Win 9–1 Jonathan Wiezorek Submission (rear-naked choke) EliteXC: Renegade 10 November 2007 1 3:12 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 8–1 Wesley Correira TKO (flying knee and punches) EliteXC: Destiny 10 February 2007 1 3:49 Southaven, Mississippi, United States
Loss 7–1 Eric Pele TKO (punches) BodogFight: USA vs. Russia 2 December 2006 1 2:40 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 7–0 Georgy Kaysinov KO (punch) Hero's 7 9 October 2006 1 1:08 Yokohama, Japan
Win 6–0 Tom Erikson TKO (punches) Hero's 5 3 May 2006 1 2:49 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–0 Tadas Rimkevicius TKO (punches) CWFC: Strike Force 5 25 March 2006 1 3:22 Coventry, England Defended the Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Ruben Villareal TKO (punches) CWFC: Strike Force 4 26 November 2005 1 3:07 Coventry, England Won the Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Championship.
Win 3–0 Rafael Carino TKO (corner stoppage) Cage Rage 12 2 July 2005 1 2:55 London, England Won the Cage Rage World Heavyweight Championship.
Win 2–0 Marcus Tchinda Submission (punches) CWFC: Strike Force 21 May 2005 1 3:03 Coventry, England
Win 1–0 Tengiz Tedoradze TKO (punches) UKMMAC 10: Slugfest 6 March 2005 1 0:48 Colchester, England

Personal life[edit]

Antônio Silva is married to Paula Aranha. Antonio Bigfoot Silva has two daughters, Anne and Aysha. He and his wife reside in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ UFC 160: Bigfoot Silva: "I Will Get The Victory" - YouTube
  2. ^ a b "Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva - Official UFC fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Bigfoot vs. Mir". UFC.com. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  4. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/2012%20Results%20Web/05-26-12%20MMA.pdf[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Antonio Silva - Biography - IMDb
  6. ^ Antonio Silva: "I want to tell you my side of the story" | MMA Shorts | MMA Gloves | MMA Clothing | MMA Equipment Archived 23 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine. MMAUniverse.com (8 August 2006). Retrieved on 14 February 2011.
  7. ^ Big Foot fight camp for the fight against Fedor. YouTube. Retrieved on 14 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Antonio Silva Exclusive Interview". mmasportsmag.com. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Silva, Dewees Test Positive". Sherdog.com. 2008. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
  10. ^ MMA Steroid Busts: The Definitive Timeline | CagepotatoCagepotato. Cagepotato.com. Retrieved on 14 February 2011.
  11. ^ Sherdog.com. "Fedor Bloodied But Victorious". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  12. ^ Morgan, John. (25 March 2010) Silva wants rematch with Werdum after dispatching of Arlovski at Strikeforce St. Louis. MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved on 14 February 2011.
  13. ^ "Antonio "Big Foot" Silva wants a rematch with Werdum after he takes out Arlovski, UFC/MMA News In One Place, MMABay: Powered by TapouT". MMABay. 25 March 2010. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  14. ^ "Overeem vs. Rogers, Arlovski vs. "Bigfoot" official for May 15 Strikeforce event in St. Louis". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  15. ^ "Valentijn Overeem Injured, Strikeforce Debut Nixed". MMAWeekly.com. 27 November 2010.
  16. ^ "Mike Kyle Tapped to Face Antonio Silva for Strikeforce". MMAWeekly.com. 29 November 2010.
  17. ^ "Antonio Silva vs. Roy Nelson slated for UFC 146 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. 7 March 2012. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  18. ^ "UFC 146: Cain Velasquez vs Antonio Silva booked for May 26 in Las Vegas". mmamania.com. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  19. ^ "Heavyweights Travis Browne, Antonio Silva to headline UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis". mmajunkie.com. 27 July 2012.
  20. ^ "Overeem eyes return at UFC 156 to face 'Bigfoot' Silva on Super Bowl weekend". lvrj.com. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  21. ^ "Alistair Overeem says Bigfoot Silva will be just another statistic after UFC 156 knockout". MMAmania.com. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  22. ^ "UFC 156 Bonuses: Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, 'Bigfoot' Silva, Bobby Green banks $50,000 apiece". sherdog.com. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  23. ^ Matt Erickson (12 February 2013). "Velasquez-Silva 2, Dos Santos-Overeem booked for UFC 160 in May". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  24. ^ Staff (4 September 2013). "Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva targeted for UFC's December return to Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  25. ^ Staff (7 December 2013). "Antonio Silva drew with Mark Hunt". mmadecisions.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  26. ^ Staff. "UFC Fight Night 33 bonuses: Rua, Silva and Hunt pick up $50,000 awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  27. ^ "Antonio Silva fails post-fight drug test". Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  28. ^ Tristan Critchfield (3 July 2014). "'Bigfoot' Silva, Andrei Arlovski to Headline UFC Fight Night in Brazil". sherdog.com. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  29. ^ Jesse Holland. "Tumor returns, forces Bigfoot Silva into surgery in Brazil". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  30. ^ Staff (12 November 2014). "Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva set for UFC 184 in Los Angeles". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  31. ^ Ariel Helwani (7 January 2015). "Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva moved to Feb. 22 following Glover Teixeira knee injury". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  32. ^ Brett Okamoto (23 February 2015). "Frank Mir blitzes Antonio Silva". espn.go.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  33. ^ Liam Croy (25 April 2015). "Soa 'the Hulk' in battle of the giants". au.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  34. ^ Ben Fowlkes (1 August 2015). "UFC 190 results: 'Bigfoot' Silva blasts past Soa Palelei with second-round TKO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  35. ^ Mark Bergman (19 August 2015). "'Bigfoot' Silva and Mark Hunt will square off again at UFC 193". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  36. ^ Brookhouse, Brent. "UFC 193 results: Mark Hunt finishes Antonio Silva in first in rematch of classic war". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  37. ^ Guilherme Cruz (19 February 2016). "'Bigfoot' Silva vs. Stefan Struve booked for UFC event in Netherlands". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  38. ^ Ben Fowlkes (8 May 2016). "UFC Fight Night 87 results: Stefan Struve destroys Antonio Silva in 16 seconds". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  39. ^ Dann Stupp (3 August 2016). "Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva added to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil". mmajunkie. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  40. ^ Steven Marrocco (25 September 2016). "UFC Fight Night 95 results: Roy Nelson blasts 'Bigfoot' for second-round KO, then blasts ref McCarthy". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  41. ^ Marc Raimondi (21 October 2016). "UFC releases Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  42. ^ "GLORY Announces Landmark Event in Mainland China on Oct. 14". Glorykickboxing.com. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  43. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (18 August 2017). "Rico Verhoeven, 'Bigfoot' Silva collide in non-title bout at Glory 46". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  44. ^ "'Bigfoot' Silva moves to kickboxing, meets champ Rico Verhoeven at GLORY 46". MMA Junkie. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  45. ^ "Kickboxing : Greg Tony s'attaque à « Bigfoot », la star de l'UFC". www.estrepublicain.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  46. ^ "WKN: ANTONIO SILVA ZNÓW ZAWALCZY W KICKBOXINGU". www.kick-boxing.org. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  47. ^ Iskenderov, Parviz (6 May 2019). "Date announced for 'Bigfoot' Silva vs. Greg Tony". FIGHTMAG. Fightmag. Retrieved 6 May 2019.

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Achievements
New championship 1st Elite XC Heavyweight Champion
26 July 2008 – 20 October 2008
Incumbent
New championship 1st Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Champion
26 November 2005 – present
Incumbent
Vacant
Title last held by
Ian Freeman
3rd Cage Rage World Heavyweight Champion
2 July 2005 – 20 October 2008
Incumbent