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Bruno Silva

Middleweight Division

23-11-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Bruno Silva

athlete record


Learn more about Bruno Silva's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Trains at
Evolucao Thai - Curitiba
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jun. 19, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2010

  • 20 wins by KO

  • 14 first round finishes

  • Has won eight of his last 13

  • Started career 5-5; 18-6 since

  • Origin of nickname: “At the beginning of my career I fought against bigger guys and I could take a beating and often won the fight, so they gave me the nickname Blindado (Armored).”

UFC on ESPN (3/30/24) Silva lost a three round unanimous decision to Chris Weidman following an accidental eye poke 

UFC 294 (10/21/23) Silva lost a three round unanimous decision to Shara Magomedov 

UFC on ABC (6/24/23) Silva was submitted by Brendan Allen via rear naked choke at 4:39 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (4/22/23) Silva stopped Brad Tavares via strikes at 3:35 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (8/13/22) Silva was submitted by Gerald Meerschaert via guillotine choke at 1:39 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (3/12/22) Silva lost a three round unanimous decision to Alex Pereira

UFC 269 (12/11/21) Silva stopped Jordan Wright via strikes at 1:28 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/16/21) Silva stopped Andrew Sanchez via strikes at 2:35 of the third round

UFC on ESPN (6/19/21) Silva knocked out Wellington Turman at 4:45 of the first round


The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, Season 3

On episode two Silva was knocked out by Vitor Miranda in the second round of the elimination round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2009 and after three months I had my first fight. At first, it was curiosity because in the interior of Paraíba where I grew up there was no fighting, but after three months of training I lost my father and fighting was a therapy that helped overcome the biggest pain I felt in losing my father.

What ranks and titles have you held? I own four belts, three in Brazil and one world. I am the first and only Brazilian to be champion in Russia in the M-1 global event, one of the biggest events of the world.

Do you have any heroes? My greatest hero my father, but I have fighting idols like Wanderlei Silva, Minotauro, Lyoto Machida and Shogun. As an artist, Zezé di Camargo; it's strange for a fighter to say that, but he's my biggest idol.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's been 11 years working to fight in the UFC. Fighting in the UFC means my biggest dream is coming true, and it’s the place where I will leave my greatest legacy because I will leave the example for my daughter that with hard work and dedication, you can reach “impossible” places.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied physical education but I didn't finish.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to be a waiter, an electric fence assembler, a leaflet delivery person, but when I started fighting, I was vigilant and taught a social project for young people. 

Favorite Striking technique: Boxing