|From:||Rio de Janeiro Brazil|
|Fights Out Of:||London England|
|Height:||6' 4" ( 193 cm )|
|Weight:||185 lb ( 84 kg )|
UFC® 162 Silva vs Weidman live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.Jul 06, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
UFC® 162 weigh-in at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 5, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Jul 05, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
||54||2||0||1||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
||7||0||0||0||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
Strikeforce - Barnett vs. KharitonovSep 10, 2011
Strikeforce - Diaz vs. CyborgJan 29, 2011
Strikeforce - Heavy ArtilleryMay 15, 2010
When and why did you start training for fighting? I've been training BJJ as far as I can remember. Before I could even walk my father already was teaching me an arm lock.
What ranks and titles have you held? I'm a seven-time world champion in Jiu-Jitsu, three-time open weight world champion. In 2005 I fought in the ADCC, winning by submission in all eight of my fights.
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in STRIKEFORCE? It means a great chance for me to face a few of the best fighters in the world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a PHD in BJJ, ha ha
What was your job before you started fighting? BJJ teacher
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt
Favorite grappling technique: I don’t have any; the best one is the one I can apply in the moment.
Favorite Striking technique: Right hand
What do you consider to be the key fight in your career, and why? Every fight is very important, so far all my next fights are the most important ones.
• Pro since 2006
• Five wins by submission
• Three first round finishes
• First five wins were over four UFC vets (Ron Waterman, Yuki Kondo, Kevin Randleman, Trevor Prangley, Keith Jardine)
• Fourth member of the Gracie family to fight in the UFC (Royce, Rolles, Renzo)