Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva News

Aug 19, 2017 9:00 am

Bigfoot Silva fires back at his critics

Yesterday morning it was annnounced that former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva would be returning to action on October 14 in Gangzhou, China. That news alone had fans and analysts worried. After all, “Bigfoot” has suffered seven knockout losses over the course of the last four years. What made matters far worse and...

Aug 18, 2017 7:24 am

Bigfoot Silva Will Fight Rico Verhoeven at GLORY 46

We live in a world where Conor McGregor is about to fight the very best boxer around right now, for no other reason than McGregor can pull in an absolute truckload of cold, hard cash. With that in mind, there shouldn’t be too much that could surprise any of us involved in the combat sports...

Mar 15, 2017 10:09 am

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to battle Vitaly Minakov in Russia

Despite being a tough 1-6-1 in his last 8 fights, former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva shows no signs of slowing down. Some five months removed from his corruption filled loss to Ivan Shtyrkov in Russia’s Titov Boxing Promotion, the Brazilian heavyweight will once again fight in the country, this time against former...

Jan 13, 2017 10:23 am

Despite loss, Bigfoot Silva banks massive payday in Russia, will fight again

In 2016, in the midst of a 3-fight losing streak that had seen him go just 1-4 in his last five, the UFC released heavyweight MMA veteran Bigfoot Silva. It took just two months for Silva to sign a new contract, and step into the ring in Russia to square off with Ivan Shtyrkov under...

Nov 18, 2016 4:23 pm

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva loses corruption-filled fight for shadowy Russian promotion

In September of this year, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva was knocked out by Roy Nelson. The knockout marked Silva’s fifth strike-induced loss in six fights which, unsurprisingly, prompted his release from the UFC. Just days after his release from the UFC, news broke that Bigfoot had signed on for a fight in Russia, with the same...

Oct 25, 2016 7:04 pm

Bigfoot Silva set to fight undefeated Russian prospect following UFC release

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva may have been released from the UFC last week, but he won’t be out of work for very long. The former heavyweight title challenger will be heading to Russia to take on Ivan Shtyrkov (4-0), an undefeated prospect who’s ended all four of his victories by first-round finish. “We are very excited...

Oct 21, 2016 10:59 am

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Has Been Released from the UFC

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva‘s time in the Octagon has come to an end, as the Brazilian heavyweight and the UFC have mutually agreed not to renew his contract. Silva’s contract ran its course after a KO loss to Roy Nelson in September. With this loss, Bigfoot fell to a brutal 1-6-1 in his last seven fights....

Sep 29, 2016 10:43 am

Rizin FF interested in signing Bigfoot Silva

UFC heavyweight Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is undoubtably one of the most recognizable heavyweights in MMA. With over 11 years of experience as a professional, and notable wins over MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, and MMA veteran Alistair Overeem to name just a few, Bigfoot is a very well known fighter...

Sep 22, 2016 11:36 am

‘Bigfoot’ Silva is the 2nd most knocked down fighter in Zuffa history

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva has earned the unwanted distinction of being the second most knocked down fighter in history, according to Fightnomics. The Brazilian heavyweight has been on a downward slide ever since his knockout wins over Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem almost four years ago. ‘Bigfoot’ (19-9) has been knocked out five times since 2013, with...

May 10, 2016 8:18 am

Bigfoot Silva blasts critics following TKO loss

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam’, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva was TKOd in just 16 seconds by Stefan Struve. The loss to Struve made it 2 straight for Bigfoot, who is just 1-4 in his last 5 fights. Following the loss, Bigfoot took to social media to blast his critics in Portuguese. MMAFighting...

May 8, 2016 2:22 pm

Bigfoot Silva says he will “be back” despite suffering another KO loss

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva suffered his second consecutive knockout loss in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 87 at the hands and elbows of Stefan Struve. The setback served as Silva’s fifth loss in his past seven octagon appearances, with all five of those losses coming by form of TKO/KO....

May 6, 2016 7:20 am

VIDEO | Bigfoot Silva reveals shocking fact ahead of ‘UFC: Rotterdam’

On Sunday in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva will fight Stefan Struve in a pivotal heavyweight matchup. Silva is coming off a 1st round TKO loss to Mark Hunt, dropping him to just 1-3-1 in his last 5 fights. Struve on the other hand is coming off unanimous decision loss to Jared Rosholt which dropped...

Feb 19, 2016 1:13 pm

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva and Stefan Struve booked for UFC Fight Night Netherlands card

An exciting heavyweight match has been announced for the UFC Fight Night Netherlands card. MMA Fighting reports that Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva and Stefan Struve are set to go to battle against one another. Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve is looking to get back in the winner’s bracket after winning just one of his four last bouts....