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Claudio Silva

AGE

36

RECORD

13-1-0

REACH

71”

HEIGHT

5”11"

WEIGHT

170LB

STANCE

SOUTHPAW

CAMP

LONDON SHOOTFIGHTERS

HOMETOWN

RONDONOPOLIS, MATO GROSSO, BRAZIL

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 147 – VS DANNY ROBERTS

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD SUBMISSION (ARMBAR)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the southpaw stance. Silva immediately takes the center. Silva opens the fight with a hard leg kick! Roberts is moving on the outside. Silva is putting strong pressure early. Nice step in left hand lands for Silva. Another one lands for Silva. Roberts is still searching for his timing. 1st min in, Silva is destroying the lead leg of Roberts early. Roberts goes high with the kick, blocked by Silva. Silva is the aggressor. Roberts has a hard time landing anything. Silva moves in with a right hand. Roberts initiates the clinch. Silva takes the body lock and drags Roberts down to the mat. Roberts control the posture from the bottom. Silva gets the half guard. Silva is feeling comfortable on the mat. Roberts is scrambling from the bottom. Silva is putting strong pressure with his body. Halfway in, Silva makes a transition to the side control position. Silva is looking for a submission. Roberts is looking relaxed on the bottom. Roberts is doing a good job defending. However, he has a hard time getting back to his feet. Roberts rolls to his left. Silva is making quick transitions. Silva is in the half guard position. Roberts is wasting a lot of energy. 1 min to go Silva postures and lands a couple of nice punches! He wants to set up the submission with the punches. Silva shoots for the arm triangle! Roberts is trying to defend! Roberts defends the choke and reverses the position! Roberts explodes with the punches! He is landing hard hammer fists! 10-9 Silva

Rd 2 – Silva opens the round with a leg kick. Silva moves in and eats a hard counter left hand! Silva is rocked! He rushes for a single leg takedown and gets it! Silva jumps into the half guard position. Roberts is controlling the wrist. 1st min in, Silva is looking to isolate the arm. Roberts defends. Roberts scrambles. Silva makes a transition and takes the full mount position! Big elbow lands for Silva! Roberts is in trouble. He is wasting too much energy on the bottom and he is looking frustrated. Silva is controlling the fight with his incredible grappling skills. Roberts scrambles as Silva takes his back. Fighters are scrambling as Silva sinks in the arm triangle choke! Roberts defends the choke and manages to reverse the position on the mat! Halfway in, Silva is threatening from the bottom. Fighters are scrambling and they are back on their feet. Roberts connects with a nasty one-two combination! Silva clinches. Roberts lands a hard left hook on the separation! Silva immediately level changes and scores a takedown. Silva is an incredible grappler. He takes the back of Roberts! Roberts is in trouble once again! Silva has both hooks in. He is landing with the right hand. Robertson rolls over but ends up in the triangle choke! Roberts shows his incredible submission defense as he defends another choke and explodes back to his feet. 10-9 Silva

Rd 3 – Both fighters are patient. Roberts is looking to explode with the punches. He fires a one-two combination and lands! Silva is rocked once again! Roberts follows Silva down to the mat! Silva is hurt! Roberts is unloading on Silva! Big left hands are landing for Roberts! Silva is busted up! 1st min in, Roberts switches to elbows! Silva isolates the leg and shoots for the heel hook! Roberts is defending well! Roberts defends the submission and ends up on top position. Roberts is in the guard position. Silva shoots for the armbar! It looks tight!!! Silva readjusts the submission!! Roberts rolls over him and the referee stops the fight!!! Roberts wasn’t tapping out! 

WATCH FIGHT

MAY 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 130 – VS NORDINE TALEB

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Silva is in the southpaw stance. Taleb is in the orthodox. Silva opens the fight with a straight left hand. Taleb initiates the clinch. Silva lands a couple of knees and separates. Silva is the aggressor early. Taleb slowly establishes the pressure. Silva is looking for his way in. Nice leg kick lands for Taleb. 1st min in, Silva takes the center. Taleb is keeping his distance with the leg kicks. Taleb is still searching for his range. Taleb catches the kick and spins Silva down to the mat! Silva explodes back to his feet. Taleb lands a hard body kick! He catches another kick but fails to score a takedown. Taleb is disciplined with his standup. Silva is throwing a lot of faints. He dives for a takedown but Taleb spins him against the cage. Silva separates. Halfway in, Silva catches the kick and takes Taleb down. Taleb tries to get back to his feet but Silva drags him down once again. Silva takes the half guard position. He is enjoying grappling exchanges. Taleb scrambles and tries to set up the heel hook! Silva escapes the danger and unloads with the ground and pound! Taleb is taking a lot of damage! Silva makes a transition and gets the full mount position! Silva is landing hard elbows! He is dropping bombs on Taleb! 1 min to go, Taleb rolls over and gives his back! Silva sets up the rear-naked choke!!! Taleb is trying to defend! Silva readjusts and the choke is in!!! Taleb taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

NOVEMBER 2014 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 56 – VS LEON EDWARDS

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (SPLIT)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the southpaw stance. Silva comes out aggressive and immediately fires a right hand. He follows the attack with a kick to the body. Edwards responds with a flying knee. Silva catches the leg and slams Edwards down to the mat! Silva takes the half guard position. Edwards is controlling the posture from the bottom. 1st min in, Edwards is looking relaxed, he is working for his way up. Silva is displaying good top control. Silva lands a couple of hard hammer fists! Edwards sees the chance and explodes back to his feet. Edwards switches to the orthodox stance. Stiff jab lands for Edwards. He is putting pressure on Silva. Silva explodes and lands a left hook. Halfway in, Silva fires a two-punch combo and dives for a double leg. Silva takes the body lock and drags Edwards down to the mat. Edwards scrambles and manages to reverse the position. Edwards is in the half guard position. Silva scrambles and stands up. Edwards is walking Silva down. Silva fires a straight left hand and loses his balance. Edwards follows him with a couple of punches and they are back in the center. 1 min to go, Edwards is the aggressor. He just misses with power uppercut. Silva is slowing down. He is breathing heavily. Edwards moves forward and eats a counter right hook. Edwards is patient and waits for the perfect opportunity. He initiates the clinch against the fence. Nice knees to the body by Edwards. 10-9 Silva

Rd 2 – Edwards takes the center. Silva moves forward with the punches but eats a hard right hand! Silva lands a kick to the groins. The referee stops the fight as Edwards recovers. The fight continues in the center. Hard leg kick lands for Silva! He is looking confident. Edwards is working behind the jab. Silva comes in but eats another hard right! Silva is overcommitting on his punches. Edwards catches the kick but fails to score a takedown. Edwards is doing a good job countering the attacks. 1st min in, Silva dives for a single leg. Edwards easily defends the takedown. Silva starts to look desperate in his attacks. Edwards is patient. He catches another kick and lands a counter left over the top. Silva is flat-footed in this round. Edwards is looking more relaxed. Edwards catches another kick. Silva is constantly telegraphing his kicks. Halfway in, Hard step in hook to the body lands for Edwards! He is much faster during the exchanges. Silva pushes forward but eats a hard overhand left! Silva is looking very predictable. Silva eats another two counter right hands! Edwards is looking sharp and confident. He is very accurate with the counter punches. Silva is looking desperate in his attacks. Silva closes the distance and takes the body lock. He is working for a takedown against the fence. 1 min to go, Silva trips Edwards down to the mat. He takes a mount position! Silva is exploding with the punches! Edwards rolls and gives his back to Silva! Silva is working for the rear-naked choke! Edwards is defending well. 10-9 Edwards

Rd 3 – Edwards takes the center and lands a stiff jab. Silva rushes in and scores a double leg takedown. Strong start of the round by Silva. Silva is in the half guard position. He passes the guard and takes the side control position. 1st min in, Edwards is looking relaxed. Silva is busy with the knees to the body. Both fighters are looking tired. Edwards scrambles from the bottom. Silva makes a transition to the half guard. Fighters are passive on the mat. Silva slowly passes the guard and takes the full mount position! Edwards is in trouble! Halfway in, Silva is landing hard hammer fists! Edwards is trying to escape. Silva has both hooks in. Edwards is looking exhausted. Silva is destroying him from the beginning of the round. Silva postures and lands a couple of hard punches! 1 min to go, Silva is trying to set up the kata gatame choke! Edwards escapes and rolls over to take the top position! Great move by Edwards! He is in the guard position. Silva scrambles from the bottom and tries to set up the armbar! Edwards escapes and stands up. Both fighters are on their feet. Edwards is walking Silva down. Straight left hand lands for Edwards. Big right lands for Edwards! 10-9  Silva

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

14 MATCHES 13 WINS 1 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 2 0
SUBMISSION 8 0
DECISION 3 0
DRAWS
OTHER 1

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Silva is an experienced grappler with a very exciting and aggressive fighting style.
  • He is the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Ricardo Vieira.
  • He is the former middleweight fighter. He made his Welterweight debut against Edwards.
  • Silva is a fast finisher, as of the Roberts fight he had 8 first round finishes.
  • He doesn’t have any particular standup skills. Everything he throws is a set up for the takedowns.
  • Silva has very good wrestling offense as seen against Roberts. However, he could be reckless in his takedown attempts as seen against Edwards.
  • Against Edwards, Silva was very predictable with his striking. He was exploding with the overhand just to step into the range.
  • He has a lot of holes in his standup defense. Everything that Roberts was throwing was landing cleanly.
  • On the mat, Silva is like a fish in the water. He is making fast transitions and constantly threatens with the submissions.
  • Silva is very dangerous off his back. However, he was taking a lot of damage on the bottom against Roberts.