Assuerio Silva

Assuério Silva (born June 18, 1974) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional boxer, having competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pancrase.[1] He became the Heavyweight King of Pancrase on May 30, 2007, defeating Tatsuya Mizuno.

Assuério Silva
Born (1974-06-18) June 18, 1974 (age 47)
Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
ResidenceCuritiba, Paraná, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
Reach75 in (191 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofCuritiba, Brazil
TeamBlack House
Chute Boxe Academy
CM System
Total Punch MMA Academy
Rank  Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  Black belt in Shotokan   Black and red kruang in Muay Thai   Black and white praijed in Muay Thai  Black belt in Kickboxing  Black belt in Full-contact
Years active1997–2009
Professional boxing record
Total1
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses0
Draws0
Mixed martial arts record
Total25
Wins16
By knockout7
By submission7
By decision2
Losses8
By knockout3
By submission2
By decision3
No contests1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Silva holds a professional fight record of 15–8–01, the majority of his wins coming via submission. He fought three times in Pride FC in 2001, winning twice. However, after signing a three-fight contract with UFC, he was less successful, losing all his fights to Tim Sylvia, Brandon Vera and Cheick Kongo.

His height is 6 ft 1 in and he weighs 241 pounds. In addition to training Muay Thai, he holds a black belt in karate. Silva is also a Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu under Cristiano Marcello.[2] He fights out of Curitiba, Brazil with Total Punch Mixed Martial Arts Academy.[3]

Silva bounced back from a loss to Cheick Kongo by becoming the King of Pancrase after a 2nd-round TKO win over Tatsuya Mizuno. He won this vacated title at Pancrase Rising 6 last 30 May 2007. He was scheduled to defend the championship against the former champion, Kestutis "Tiger" Arbocius, on 14 October 2007 at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan, but Arbocius no-showed at the event. Shortly thereafter, Silva vacated the Championship to pursue a contract with the newly formed Hardcore Fighting Championships in Canada. However, the organization folded before he was able to fight once under their banner.

Silva made his professional boxing debut on June 21, 2008 in his native Curitiba, Brazil, knocking out Adriano Vicente in 38 seconds of the 1st round.

Shooting incidentEdit

Silva was shot on the evening of January 29, 2013 outside his gym in Curitiba, Brazil, according to a report from Brazilian news outlet Parana Online. Silva was allegedly shot five times by a former associate, whom Silva reportedly identified as Robson Freitas. Silva was reportedly taken to a local hospital and was in serious condition for a period of time.[4]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
25 matches 16 wins 8 losses
By knockout 7 3
By submission 7 2
By decision 2 3
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–8 (1) Geronimo dos Santos KO (punches) Jungle Fight 16 October 17, 2009 1 1:01 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 16–7 (1) Dave Anderton Submission (guillotine choke) Boa Vista Combat Show August 30, 2009 1 0:53 Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil
Loss 15–7 (1) Todd Duffee TKO (punches) Jungle Fight 11 September 13, 2008 2 1:17 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 15–6 (1) Terroll Dees Submission (kneebar) Jungle Fight 10 July 12, 2008 1 1:42 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 14–6 (1) Tatsuya Mizuno TKO (punches) Pancrase: Rising 5 May 30, 2007 2 2:08 Tokyo, Japan Won Pancrase Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 13–6 (1) Cheick Kongo Decision (majority) UFC 70 April 21, 2007 3 5:00 Manchester, England
Win 13–5 (1) Igor Pokrajac Decision (split) Jungle Fight Europe December 17, 2006 3 5:00 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Win 12–5 (1) Eduardo Maiorino TKO (punches) Show Fight 5 November 9, 2006 1 N/A Sao Paulo, Brazil
Loss 11–5 (1) Brandon Vera Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie May 27, 2006 1 2:39 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 11–4 (1) Tim Sylvia Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 3 January 16, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–3 (1) Alessio Sakara Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 3 October 23, 2004 3 5:00 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Win 10–3 (1) Fabiano Scherner Submission (guillotine choke) Jungle Fight 2 May 15, 2004 2 1:00 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Loss 9–3 (1) Alexander Emelianenko Decision (split) Pride Bushido 1 October 5, 2003 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
NC 9–2 (1) Fabiano Scherner No Contest (injury) Meca World Vale Tudo 9 August 1, 2003 3 1:24 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Scherner injured falling from ring.
Win 9–2 Yoshihisa Yamamoto TKO (punches) Pride 16 September 24, 2001 1 0:11 Osaka, Japan
Win 8–2 Valentijn Overeem Submission (heel hook) Pride 15 July 29, 2001 1 2:50 Saitama, Japan
Win 7–2 Walter Farias KO (head kick) Meca World Vale Tudo 5 June 9, 2001 1 5:00 Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
Win 6–2 Pedro Otavio Submission (strikes) Meca World Vale Tudo 4 December 16, 2000 2 2:00 Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
Win 5–2 Rodrigo Mamute Submission (punches and stomp) Meca World Vale Tudo 2 August 12, 2000 1 4:27 Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
Win 4–2 Luis Alberto Submission Desafio: BadBoy de ValeTudo 2 November 20, 1999 N/A N/A Ceara, Brazil
Win 3–2 Leopoldo Serao KO Desafio: BadBoy de ValeTudo 2 November 20, 1999 N/A N/A Ceara, Brazil
Win 2–2 Romildo Romialdo Submission (rear-naked choke) MOVT 2: Mossoro Open de Vale Tudo 2 March 25, 1999 1 N/A Mossoro, Brazil
Loss 1–2 Mikhail Avetisyan TKO (cut) World Vale Tudo Championship 7 February 2, 1999 1 8:58 Brazil
Win 1–1 Waldir dos Anjos Submission (rear naked choke) BVF 12: Circuito Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 4 November 18, 1998 1 11:07 Brazil
Loss 0–1 Charles Gracie Submission (triangle choke) Extremo Combate Bahia Open July 7, 1997 1 1:01 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Assuerio Silva (15-6-0) Official Mixed Martial Arts Record". Mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  2. ^ [1] Archived June 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ [2] Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Report: UFC Veteran Assuerio Silva in Serious Condition After Shooting in Brazil". Sherdog.com. 2013-01-30.

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