Cláudio Silva

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Cláudio Silva
Born (1982-09-06) 6 September 1982 (age 36)
Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Other namesHannibal
ResidenceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
London, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Reach71 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofRio de Janeiro, Brazil
London, England
Nova União, Kuwait Combat Athletics, Checkmat
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Vieira[2]
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission7
By decision3
By disqualification1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Cláudio Henrique da Silva, better known as Cláudio Silva, (born 6 September 1982) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight division. Silva is currently signed with the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Silva was born Brazilian city of Rondonópolis and raised during his youth in Minas Gerais. He began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under the tutelage of Elan Santiago at the age of 18. He started training mixed martial arts in 2005 and moved to Italy where he lived for a time with an aunt before moving to Greater London area of England in 2007 in an effort to refine his jiu-jitsu. Silva turned professional late 2007 competing at both middleweight and welterweight, primarily for regional promotions in England where he compiled a record of 9 – 1 before signing with the UFC in late 2013.[3][4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Silva made his promotional debut against Brad Scott on 8 March 2014 at UFC Fight Night 37.[5] Silva won the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Silva was expected to face Neil Magny in a welterweight bout on 28 June 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43.[7] However, Silva was forced from the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Rodrigo Goiana de Lima.[8]

Silva made his return to the welterweight division and faced Leon Edwards on 8 November 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56.[9] Despite being outlanded on the feet, Silva was able to take Edwards down and obtain dominant positions, repeatedly threatening with submission attempts. Silva defeated Edwards via split decision.[10]

Silva was scheduled to face Nordine Taleb on 25 April 2015 at UFC 186.[11] However, Silva pulled out of the bout with a broken foot and was replaced by Chris Clements.[12]

Silva was expected to face Siyar Bahadurzada on 30 July 2016 at UFC 201.[13] However, Silva was forced out of the bout in mid-June with an injury and replaced by Jorge Masvidal.[14]

After an extended hiatus due in part to a litany of lingering injury issues, Silva returned to face Nordine Taleb on 27 May 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130.[15][16] Silva won the fight via first round rear-naked choke submission.[17] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[18]

Silva was expected to face Ramazan Emeev on September 15, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 136.[19] However, Silva pulled out of the fight in early-September citing a lower back injury.[20]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–1 Nordine Taleb Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till 27 May 2018 1 4:31 Liverpool, England Performance of the Night.
Win 11–1 Leon Edwards Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux 8 November 2014 3 5:00 Uberlândia, Brazil Welterweight debut.
Win 10–1 Brad Scott Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa 8 March 2014 3 5:00 London, England
Win 9–1 Xavier Foupa-Pokam TKO (punches and elbows) SFL 6 26 October 2012 3 5:00 Mumbai, India
Win 8–1 Matt Erwin TKO (injury) WFC 2 9 July 2011 2 1:34 London, England
Win 7–1 Jean-Francois Lenogue Submission (rear-naked choke) BAMMA 5 26 February 2011 1 2:51 Manchester, England
Win 6–1 Aurelijus Kerpe Submission (armbar) EFC: Fight for the Fallen 10 August 2012 1 3:02 Essex, England
Win 5–1 Denniston Sutherland Submission (rear-naked choke) EFC: The Ultimate Battle 12 September 2010 1 0:44 London, England
Win 4–1 Earl Brown Submission (armbar) EFC: The Ultimate Battle 12 September 2010 1 1:41 London, England
Win 3–1 Aurelijus Kerpe Submission (armbar) EFC: The Ultimate Battle 12 September 2010 1 N/A London, England
Win 2–1 Shaun Lomas Submission (rear-naked choke) EFC: Collision Course 16 May 2010 1 2:02 Kent, England
Win 1–1 Paul Jenkins TKO (punches) AM 14: Ready for War 9 December 2007 1 N/A Somerset, England
Loss 0–1 Matt Thorpe DQ (illegal elbow) UWC 5 10 November 2007 1 N/A Essex, England

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Card – UFC Fight Night Shogun vs. Saint Preux". Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Claudio Henrique da Silva". BJJ Heroes. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Claudio Henrique da Silva Interview".
  4. ^ Zane Simon (13 December 2013). "UFC signs two new middleweights for Fight Night: London". Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  5. ^ Jason Floyd (18 December 2013). "Claudio Henrique da Silva signs with UFC and makes debut against Brad Scott at UFC London". Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  6. ^ John Morgan (8 March 2014). "UFC Fight Night 37 results: Claudio Henrique da Silva uses late restart to best Brad Scott". Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  7. ^ Dana Becker (15 May 2014). "Quick turnaround for Neil Magny, who signs To face Claudio Silva at UFC Fight Night 43". Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  8. ^ Zane Simon (28 May 2014). "Welcome to the UFC Rodrigo Monstro". Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  9. ^ Dana Becker (26 September 2014). "UFC Fight Night 56 Picks Up Leon Edwards-Claudio Silva". Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  10. ^ Marc Raimondi (9 November 2014). "Toughness, ground work get Claudio Silva by Leon Edwards by split decision". Fox Sports. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  11. ^ Staff (27 January 2015). "Nordine Taleb vs. Claudio Silva joins Montreal's UFC 186 lineup". Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  12. ^ Keith Grienke (24 March 2015). "Taleb to get menaced by Clements at UFC 186". Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  13. ^ Staff (13 May 2016). "UFC 201 additions include Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Claudio Silva". Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  14. ^ Marc Raimondi (16 June 2016). "Jorge Masvidal replaces Claudio Silva, faces Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 201". Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  15. ^ Themistoklis Alexis (29 March 2018). "Taleb meets returning Claudio Silva at UFC Liverpool in May". Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  16. ^ Guilherme Cruz (27 May 2018). "UFC Liverpool's Claudio Silva lived a 'nightmare' over the past four years". Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  17. ^ "UFC Fight Night 130 results: Claudio Silva returns after nearly four years away, stuns Nordine Taleb in first". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  18. ^ "UFC Fight Night 130 bonuses: Darren Stewart's emotional win nets him $50,000 extra". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  19. ^ Peter Carroll (2018-08-23). "Ramazan Emeev vs. Claudio Silva set for UFC Moscow". Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  20. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-09-03). "Claudio Silva injured, out of UFC Moscow fight with Ramazan Emeev". Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  21. ^ "UFC Fight Night 130 bonuses: Darren Stewart's emotional win nets him $50,000 extra". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.

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