Originally written on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 10/4/12






Antonio Silva


Vitals

6'4" 264 lbs (Heavyweight)
82" reach, Orthodox
Sept 14, 1979

Record

16-4 (UFC: 0-1)

Current Streak

2 straight losses

Training

Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black belt in Judo
Black belt in Karate


Championships Held

Cage Rage World Heavyweight Champion: 2005 (no title defenses)
Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Champion: 2005 (no title defenses)
ExiteXC Heavyweight Champion: 2008 (no title defenses)

 

Strengths

- huge reach (almost 7-feet)
- massive hands
- very physical strong
- big size advantage - reportedly weighs 285 on fight night
- high-level skills in multiple disciplines (three black belts)
- very experienced
- deadly ground and pound
- finishes fights
- has never been submitted
- good at avoiding significant strikes thrown by opponent
- solid takedown defense


Weaknesses

- busted for steroids
- suffer from acromegaly
- slow, plodding, unathletic
- not much knockout power
- has taken a lot of damage over his career (especially recently)
- huge head is a big target for opponent's strikes
- drops hands & takes damage from strikes
- very inaccurate striker - lands well below 50% of strikes thrown
- not very successful (percentage wise) landing takedowns
- on the wrong side of 30
 

Synopsis

Bigfoot Silva probably has seen his best days already.  But, hey, he'll always have his win over Fedor to reminisce over!

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