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Joaquim Silva (fighter)

Joaquim Silva (born February 5, 1989) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently competes in the lightweight division.

Joaquim Silva
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BornJoaquim Silva
(1989-02-05) February 5, 1989 (age 29)
Anápolis, Goiás, Brazil
Other namesNetto BJJ
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Reach69 in (175 cm)[1]
StyleBoxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofCuritiba, Brazil
TeamEvolucao Thai
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Black kruang in Muay Thai[1]
Years active2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission3
By decision2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog



Silva began training in various forms of martial arts as a youngster. He then starting training in Muay Thai, boxing and jiu-jitsu as a teenager before transitioning to mixed martial arts in 2009.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Silva made his professional mixed martial arts debut in October 2010. He compiled an undefeated record of 7-0, competing for various regional promotions in Brazil before trying out for The Ultimate Fighter in early 2014.

The Ultimate FighterEdit

In March 2015, it was announced that Silva was one of the fighters selected to be on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4.[2]

In his first fight on the show, Silva faced Carlos Costa. He won the fight via TKO in the third round.[3]

In the quarterfinals, Silva faced off against Erick da Silva. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[4]

In the semifinals, Silva faced Glaico França. He lost via submission in the first round.[5]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Silva made his official debut for the promotion on September 5, 2015 at UFC 191 where he faced fellow castmate Nazareno Malegarie.[6] He won the fight via split decision.[7]

Luque next faced Andrew Holbrook on July 8, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale.[8] He won the fight by knockout in the first round.[9]

Silva was expected to face promotional newcomer Gregor Gillespie on September 24, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 95.[10] However, Silva pulled out of the fight citing injury and was replaced by former opponent Glaico França.[11]

Silva was faced Mairbek Taisumov but he got injured and replaced by Reza Madadi on May 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 109.[12] He won the fight by split decision.[13]

Silva faced Vinc Pichel on January 27, 2018 at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2.[14] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[15]

Silva is expected to face Jared Gordon on December 15, 2018 at UFC on Fox 31.[16]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–1 Vinc Pichel Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 January 27, 2018 3 5:00 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win 10–0 Reza Madadi Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira May 28, 2017 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 9–0 Andrew Holbrook KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale July 8, 2016 1 0:34 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–0 Nazareno Malegarie Decision (split) UFC 191 September 5, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 7–0 Leandro Vasconcelos TKO (punches) The Hill Fighters 3 September 20, 2014 1 0:06 Bento Gonçalves, Brazil
Win 6–0 Victor Rizzo Submission (armbar) Reto de Campeones 1 February 14, 2014 1 4:57 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 5–0 Fabio Lima Ferreira TKO (punches) Shooto Brazil 44 November 14, 2013 1 4:45 Goiânia, Brazil
Win 4–0 Juilo Cezar Alves Submission (armbar) High Fight Rock 3 June 15, 2013 1 3:15 Anápolis, Brazil
Win 3–0 Adalton Fernandes KO (punch) BMAT September 29, 2012 1 0:30 Palmas, Brazil
Win 2–0 Lucas Blade Submission (rear-naked choke) Anapolis Fight Championship May 19, 2012 1 3:58 Anápolis, Brazil
Win 1–0 Alan Lima TKO (punches) Hot Fight - Vale Tudo October 15, 2010 1 4:10 Ipameri, Brazil

Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 Glaico França Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 June 15, 2015 (airdate) 1 2:48 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Semifinals round
Win 2–0 Erick da Silva Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 May 26, 2015 (airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Quarterfinals round
Win 1–0 Carlos Costa TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 April 14, 2015 (airdate) 3 1:47 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Entry round

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Joaquim Silva - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Guilherme Cruz (March 18, 2015). "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 cast announced". Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Daniel Galvan (2015-04-14). "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Episode 1 & 2 Recap". Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  4. ^ Daniel Galvan (2015-05-26). "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Episode 8 Recap". Retrieved 2015-05-26.
  5. ^ Damon Martin (2015-06-15). "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4: Episode 11 Recap". Retrieved 2015-06-15.
  6. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-07-23). "Nazareno Malegarie vs. Joaquim Silva booked for UFC 191". Retrieved 2015-07-23.
  7. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-09-05). "UFC 191 results, highlights: Joaquim Silva tops ex-'TUF' teammate Nazareno Malegarie". Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  8. ^ Jack Bratcher (2016-04-30). "Unbeaten lightweights Andrew Holbrook and Joaquim Silva booked for TUF 23 Finale". Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  9. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-07-08). "TUF 23 Finale results: Joaquim Silva stays perfect, thrashes Andrew Holbrook in 34 seconds". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  10. ^ Staff (2016-08-04). "Gregor Gillespie vs. Joaquim Silva added to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil". Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  11. ^ Staff (2016-08-13). "Injuries force several changes to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia". Retrieved 2016-08-13.
  12. ^ Staff (2017-03-08). "Mairbek Taisumov vs. Joaquim Silva added to UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm". Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-05-28). "UFC Fight Night 109 results: Joaquim Silva narrowly defeats Reza Madadi in exciting affair". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  14. ^ "UFC adds 3 bouts to stacked Fight Night Charlotte card; tickets go on sale Friday". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  15. ^ "UFC on FOX 27 results: Vinc Pichel takes decision, hands Joaquim Silva first pro loss". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  16. ^ Adriano Albuquerque and Raphael Marinho (2018-08-23). "Netto BJJ is scheduled to face Jared Gordon at UFC Milwaukee in December". Retrieved 2018-08-23. (in Portuguese)

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