Joe Silva News

Oct 25, 2016 2:10 pm

UFC replaces Joe Silva with Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard as matchmaker

The UFC has officially replaced former long-time matchmaker Joe Silva after promoting Sean Shelby to oversee matchmaking for several weight divisions. Shelby will be sharing matchmaking duties with former Legacy FC owner and president Mick Maynard. While Maynard will oversee the men’s flyweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions, Shelby will take over matchmaking for...

Oct 23, 2016 6:52 am

Mehdi Baghdad Claims UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva Told Him to Fight Injured, or Get Fired

Earlier this year, it was announced that long-time UFC matchmaker Joe Silva would be parting ways with the organization in December. Given the near endless list of incredible fights Silva has constructed for the fans over the years, this news was met with widespread disappointment. Not everyone, however, will miss the long-time matchmaker. In a...

Aug 31, 2016 9:21 am

Shakeup Alert: Apparently Joe Silva is leaving the UFC

Though UFC matchmaker Joe Silva spends most of his time working behind the scenes, he’s one of the most important people in the entire organization. He is, after all, the man who handles matchmaking for the lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions, and he’s been an incredible asset to the UFC for many,...