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
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionWelterweight
Middleweight
Reach71 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofRio de Janeiro, Brazil
London, England
Team
Nova União, Kuwait Combat Athletics, Checkmat
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Vieira[2]
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total13
Wins12
By knockout2
By submission7
By decision3
Losses1
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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card – UFC Fight Night Shogun vs. Saint Preux". UFC.com. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Claudio Henrique da Silva". BJJ Heroes. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Claudio Henrique da Silva Interview". bjjheroes.com.
  4. ^ Zane Simon (13 December 2013). "UFC signs two new middleweights for Fight Night: London". bloodyelbow.com. 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". themmareport.com. 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". MMAJunkie.com. 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". fightline.com. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  8. ^ Zane Simon (28 May 2014). "Welcome to the UFC Rodrigo Monstro". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  9. ^ Dana Becker (26 September 2014). "UFC Fight Night 56 Picks Up Leon Edwards-Claudio Silva". fightline.com. 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". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  12. ^ Keith Grienke (24 March 2015). "Taleb to get menaced by Clements at UFC 186". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  13. ^ Staff (13 May 2016). "UFC 201 additions include Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Claudio Silva". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  14. ^ Marc Raimondi (16 June 2016). "Jorge Masvidal replaces Claudio Silva, faces Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 201". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  15. ^ Themistoklis Alexis (29 March 2018). "Taleb meets returning Claudio Silva at UFC Liverpool in May". thescore.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  16. ^ Guilherme Cruz (27 May 2018). "UFC Liverpool's Claudio Silva lived a 'nightmare' over the past four years". mmafighting.com. 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". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  20. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-09-03). "Claudio Silva injured, out of UFC Moscow fight with Ramazan Emeev". mmafighting.com. 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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