Jay Silva

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Jay Silva
KSW 19 Michał Materla vs Jay Silva.JPG
Jay Silva vs Michał Materla (Poland)
Born (1981-05-25) May 25, 1981 (age 36)
Luanda, Angola
Nationality Brazilian-Angolan
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 184.3 lb (83.6 kg; 13.16 st)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Fighting out of Huntington Beach, California, United States
Team MPF Training Systems
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active 2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 10
By knockout 6
By submission 2
By decision 2
Losses 10
By knockout 4
By decision 6
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jay Silva (born May 25, 1981) is a Brazilian-Angolan mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division of KSW. A professional competitor since 2008, Silva has also formerly competed for the UFC, Bellator, the MFC, and Tachi Palace Fights.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Raised on the East Coast, Silva's interest in mixed martial arts developed after seeing the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, and he [2] subsequently trained under Renzo Gracie in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, having obtained the level of purple belt, and began a professional career in mixed martial arts.[2] Silva was a Grapplers Quest Champion for both the Heavyweight and Absolute weight divisions.[3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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). [4] Silva was released from the UFC along with Kyle Bradley after his loss at UFC Fight Night 20.[5]


Silva stepped in for Paulo Filho, who was set to fight the Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard in a Super Fight at Bellator 18. Silva was defeated via Knockout in just six seconds of the first round.

On May 14, 2011, Silva defeated Gemiyale Adkins at Bellator 44 via unanimous decision.

Independent Promotions[edit]

Silva scored a first round KO over MMA veteran Jaime Jara at Tachi Palace Fights 7, ending the bout in 33 seconds.

On November 4, 2011, Silva lost a five round unanimous decision to Bristol Marunde in a bout for the Superior Cage Combat Middleweight Championship.

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. Silva 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. Silva won via knockout due to punches in the second round.

Maximum Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[6] 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.

Silva faced Ultimate Fighter alumni Sam Alvey on May 10, 2013 at MFC 37 “True Grit”.[7] Silva was defeated by Alvey via TKO due to punches in round three.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–10-1 Guram Mestvirishvili Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 54 March 4, 2016 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss 9–10–1 Aziz Karaoglu TKO (punches) KSW 31 May 23, 2015 1 1:48 Gdańsk, Poland
Draw 9–9–1 Piotr Strus Draw (unanimous) KSW 29 December 6, 2014 3 5:00 Kraków, Poland
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 187 lb Catchweight bout.
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 Middleweight debut.
Loss 5–2 CB Dollaway Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard September 16, 2009 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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


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