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Antônio Silva

Antônio "BigFoot" Silva

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  • Name: Antônio Silva
  • MMA Record: 19-12-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: BigFoot
  • Current Streak: 5 Losses
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1979.09.14
  • Last Fight: June 02, 2017 in FNR
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 6'4" (194cm) | Reach: 82.0" (208cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $785,000 USD
  • Born: Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Cn Wenbo Liu
19-12-0 11-7-1

Cn Rebel FC 9
Main Event | Heavyweight

2018.08.11
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:37 Round 2 of 3, 6:37 Total

Ru Vitaly Minakov
19-11-0 19-0-0

Ru Fight Nights Global 68: Pavlovich vs. Mokhnatkin
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2017.06.02
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Ivan Shtyrkov
19-10-0 8-0-0

Ru German Titov Boxing Fight Night
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.11.18
Referee: Dmitry Vorotnikov
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:10 Round 2 of 3, 9:10 Total

Us Roy Nelson
19-9-0 21-13-0

Br UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.09.24
Odds: +300 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO | Elbows
0:15 Round 1 of 3

Nl Stefan Struve
19-8-0 26-8-0

Nl UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.05.08
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 266.0 lbs (120.7 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
UFC Fight Night 87 Performance of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:41 Round 1 of 3

Nz Mark Hunt
19-7-0 10-10-1

Au UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.11.14
Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:41 Round 2 of 3, 5:41 Total

Au Soa Palelei
18-7-0 23-4-0

Br UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.08.01
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy | Walkout Music: O Rappa - Lado B Lado A
Cancelled Bout Frank Mir UFC 184 2015.02.28
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:40 Round 1 of 5

Us Frank Mir
18-6-0 16-9-0

Br UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.02.22
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs (119.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#14 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 61 Performance of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:59 Round 1 of 5

By Andrei Arlovski
18-5-0 22-10-0

Br UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.09.13
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs (119.7 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
#18 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 51 Performance of the Night
No Contest | Decision
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Nz Mark Hunt
18-5-0 9-8-0

Au UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.12.06
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs (119.7 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
#10 Greatest Fight of All Time
#3 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#2 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC Fight Night 33 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:21 Round 1 of 5

Us Cain Velasquez
18-4-0 11-1-0

Us UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2013.05.25
Odds: +550 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $75,000 Base | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:25 Round 3 of 3, 10:25 Total

Nl Alistair Overeem
17-4-0 36-11-0

Us UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.02.02
Odds: +375 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $120,000 ($70K Base, $50K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 262.0 lbs (118.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#2 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
#21 Biggest Upset of All Time
#21 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#19 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#41 Greatest Knockout of All Time
UFC 156 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:27 Round 1 of 5

Us Travis Browne
16-4-0 13-0-1

Us UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Silva
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.10.05
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $140,000 ($70K Base, $70K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 266.0 lbs (120.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:36 Round 1 of 3

Us Cain Velasquez
16-3-0 9-1-0

Us UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.05.26
Odds: +320 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 Base | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs (119.7 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal | Walkout Music: Eminem - Lose Yourself
Cancelled Bout Roy Nelson UFC 146 2012.05.26
Reason: Silva Rescheduled
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:56 Round 1 of 3

Us Daniel Cormier
16-2-0 8-0-0

Us Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals
Co-Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 265 lbs

2011.09.10
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 Base | Weigh-In: 264.5 lbs (120.0 kgs) | Referee: Greg Franklin
#29 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Cancelled Bout Alistair Overeem Strikeforce 2011.09.10
Reason: Overeem Removed
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Ru Fedor Emelianenko
15-2-0 31-2-0

Us Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 265 lbs

2011.02.12
Odds: +325 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs (119.7 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#20 Biggest Upset of All Time
#26 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:49 Round 2 of 3, 7:49 Total

Us Mike Kyle
14-2-0 18-7-1

Us Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.12.04
Odds: -420 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#41 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Cancelled Bout Valentijn Overeem Strikeforce 2010.12.04
Reason: Overeem Elbow Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

By Andrei Arlovski
13-2-0 15-7-0

Us Strikeforce: St. Louis
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.05.15
Odds: +149 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 265.5 lbs (120.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Fabrício Werdum
13-1-0 12-4-1

Us Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.11.07
Odds: +133 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: Todd Frederickson
Win | Submission | Choke
3:51 Round 1 of 3

Nz Jim York
12-1-0 11-2-0

Jp Sengoku 10
Main Card | Heavyweight

2009.09.23
Weigh-In: 270.0 lbs (122.5 kgs) | Referee: Ryogoku Wada
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
1:42 Round 1 of 3

Jp Yoshihiro Nakao
11-1-0 7-1-0

Jp Sengoku no Ran 2009
Main Card | Heavyweight

2009.01.04
Odds: -426 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 260.0 lbs (117.9 kgs) | Referee: Tomoki Matsumiya
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:19 Round 2 of 5, 5:19 Total

Us Justin Eilers
10-1-0 19-6-1

Us EliteXC: Unfinished Business
Main Card | Title Match | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.07.26
Odds: -551 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $200,000 ($100K Base, $100K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 257.5 lbs (116.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ricco Rodriguez
9-1-0 28-7-0

Us EliteXC: Street Certified
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.02.16
Odds: -286 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $80,000 Base | Weigh-In: 259.8 lbs (117.8 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Win | Submission | Choke
3:12 Round 1 of 3

Us Jonathan Wiezorek
8-1-0 11-1-0

Us EliteXC: Renegade
Main Card | Super Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2007.11.10
Odds: -371 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:49 Round 1 of 3

Us Wesley Correira
7-1-0 18-11-0

Us EliteXC: Destiny
Main Card | Super Heavyweight

2007.02.10
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 298.0 lbs (135.2 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:40 Round 1 of 3

Us Eric Pele
7-0-0 9-2-0

Ca Bodog Fight: USA vs. Russia 2006
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.12.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:08 Round 1 of 2

Ru Georgy Kaysinov
6-0-0 0-0-0

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 7
Main Card

2006.10.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:49 Round 1 of 2

Us Tom Erikson
5-0-0 9-2-1

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 5
Main Card

2006.05.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Lt Tadas Rimkevicius

Gb Cage Warriors

2006.03.25
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Ruben Villareal

Gb Cage Warriors

2005.11.26
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Br Rafael Carino

Gb Cage Rage

2005.07.02
Win | Submission | Punches

Lv Marcus Tchinda

Gb Cage Warriors

2005.05.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ge Tengiz Tedoradze

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2005.03.06

Antônio Silva Wiki Update Wiki

Currently fighting out of the famed American Top Team Academy in Coconut Creek, Florida, Antonio “Junior” Silva (aka "Bigfoot" Silva) has trained previously with Wolfslair and BTT.  Silva made his professional MMA debut in 2005 and promptly ran his record to a stellar 7-0—all first-round finishes—before finally being defeated by Eric Pele in 2006. Following the loss to Pele, Silva signed with the now-defunct EliteXC promotion winning four fights (including victories over Wesley Correira, Ricco Rodriguez and Justin Eilers) en route to taking the first and only EliteXC Heavyweight Championship.  However, Silva tested positive for Boldenone after the fights, and was suspended for one year.


The gargantuan Silva used to be forced to fight at super heavyweight, unable to make the 265 lb. weight limit, but has since slimmed down to within the heavyweight weight class. Silva wins bouts through a combination of crisp, technical boxing unusual for a man his size, solid Muay Thai knee strikes from the clinch and elsewhere, and a Jiu-Jitsu base that makes him dangerous to take down.


In 2009, Silva lost to Fabricio Werdum, in his Strikeforce debut. He would then decision former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski, and then knockout Mike Kyle. Silva then got the biggest win of his career when he defeated former PRIDE FC Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko in 2011. The conclusion of the fight came when Emelianenko's eye was deemed unfit to continue before the third round, giving Silva a second round TKO. Emelianenko had previously lost for the first time in ten years to Werdum, but this was still considered an impressive upset. 


After losing a bout with eventual Strikeforce champion Daniel Cormier, Bigfoot took his services over to the UFC.  Silva made his UFC debut at UFC 146 against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez. The fight did not go as planned for Bigfoot, as he was finished in the first round.  Antonio Silva faced Travis "Happa" Browne at UFC on FX 5, Bigfoot got his first UFC victory via TKO in the first round. Shortly after, Silva was booked to fight Alistair Overeem. Going into the bout, most of the talk about the fight was how Overeem would go on to challenge for the championship next. The fight took place at UFC 156 on February 2, 2013. Silva was able to pull off the upset defeating Overeem in the third round with an impressive Knockout of the Night victory. A Key to the bout was that Overeem was overconfident and lazy on defense. The "Demolition Man" had a great first round, but would strike and then stand right in front of Silva. Overeem was outstriking "Bigfoot" until ducking into an uppercut, without his hands protecting his face. 


Following the victory, Silva found himself in contention for the UFC Heavyweight Championship and was scheduled for a rematch with Cain Velasquez at UFC 160 for the UFC Heavyweight title. Silva's underdog streak was stopped as Cain Velasquez defeated him for the second time by TKO this one even faster than the first finish.


Silva would fare better in his next outing against an accomplished and powerful striker Mark Hunt with whom he engaged in a 5-round war at UFC Fight Night 33 in December of 2013. The heavyweight slugfest involved both competitors gaining the upper hand only for the pendulum to swing the other way before it finally ended in a Majority Draw which in a very rare occurrence, was a satisfying outcome. The fight has gained a wide acclaim and both participants have received the Fight of The Night honors, but it was proved to be somewhat bittersweet when Silva failed the post fight test for elevated testosterone levels and not only has been suspended for the next 9 months, but has also lost the award money and the "draw" on his record, which has been turned into a No Contest (Hunt has retained the draw on his).
After the suspension, BigFoot made his first fight ever in Brazil in a rematch agains Andrei Arlovski. Silva loss by a first round knockout due to a hook and a heavy ground and pound.
Now, he will face the former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir on UFC 184 in February 28th

Last updated 12.30.2014, 8:19 PM ET
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