Archive: Antonio Silva

Nov 16, 2014 5:39 pm

BOOKING ROUNDUP: UFC books 7 bouts for upcoming events

The UFC has been busy recently, as always, making matchups for upcoming events. Catch up on all of the latest matchmaking decisions from this past week below! First we have Darren Elkins vs. Hacaran Dias at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil on December 20th. Elkins is coming off a split-decision win over Lucas Martins,...

Nov 13, 2014 9:17 am

Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva set for UFC 184 in L.A.

A heavyweight clash will take place at February’s UFC 184 event, as UFC officials announced yesterday that former UFC champion Frank Mir (16-9 MMA, 14-9 UFC) will battle Antonio Silva (18-6-1 MMA, 2-3-1 UFC) in Los Angeles. Frank Mir finds himself in a must-win situation, this after dropping 4-straight fights inside the ocatagon. After earning...

Sep 24, 2014 11:22 am

SUCCESS! “Bigfoot” In Recovery Following Yesterday’s Surgery

UFC heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva underwent surgery yesterday to help repair a pituitary gland issue. That surgery was a success. The Caption Reads, my surgery was a success, i’ll be back soon.Thank you to everyone who sent me their positive thoughts and energy… Minha cirurgia foi um sucesso,ja estou no quarto e quero agradecer a...

Sep 13, 2014 7:38 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 51’: Arlovski Brutally KOs Silva in Round 1

“The Pitbull” Andrei Arlovski is back! After a short feeling out process, Arlovski threw a right hook that landed in between the hands of “Bigfoot” Silva. Silva fell to his back and it seemed as if he was going to recover, getting ready to put Arlovski in his guard. Arlovski jumped to the side of...

Sep 13, 2014 7:17 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 51’: Tibau Gets Split Decision Over Hallmann

Gleison Tibau proved the bookies right when they slapped him with the label of “favorite” walking into the octagon a -240. Hallmann put up a decent fight, but it was Tibau’s strength and power that gave him the upper-hand tonight. Tibau opened up the fight with a flurry of powerful shots that would have knocked...

Sep 13, 2014 6:48 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 51’: Santos Picks Up Decision Win Over Escudero

Leonardo Santos remains undefeated in the octagon with a win over Efrain Escudero. Fighting since 2002, Santos would play the role of the veteran who would test Escudero to see if he truly improved since winning “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Season 2”. Escudero is by no means a rookie, but he had much to learn...

Sep 13, 2014 6:15 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 51’: Ponzinibbio Makes Quick Work of Oliveira, Gets 1st Round TKO Win

Santiago Ponzinibbio didn’t need long to finish Wendell Oliveira. Ponzinibbio rocked Oliveira with a left hook and followed up with a combination that made Oliveira’s legs give out from under him. It was obvious that Oliveira was temporarily out and the referee stepped in to stop the fight. As Ponzinibbio went to celebrate his victory...

Sep 13, 2014 5:57 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 51’: Alcantara Outworks Doane and Earns Decision Win

Both Iuri Alcantara and Russell Doane showcased their skills in the octagon tonight and it could have been anyone’s fight walking into the judges’ decision. However, when all was said and done, it was Alcantara walking out of the cage with his hands raised. Doane utilized his wrestling skills to control Alcantara and put him...

Sep 13, 2014 5:28 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 51’: Andrade Taps Out Newcomer Pacheco in First Round

Jessica Andrade welcomed newcomer Larissa Pacheco to the octagon in brutal fashion, by submitting her in the opening round with a guillotine crank. Despite possessing a size advantage and a seven-inch reach, Pacheco could not get any momentum going. Andrade’s strategy was to put her on her back right away and that is exactly what...

Sep 13, 2014 3:06 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski’ Official Results

UFC Fight Night 51 is LIVE from the Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil. In the main event, Andrei Arlovski will be duking it out with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva! It is set to air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Stay tuned to BJPENN.COM for up to the minute results. Main card (UFC Fight Pass) HW:...

Jul 14, 2014 8:10 am

UFC Fight Night 51 Picks Up Four Bouts

UFC Fight Night 51, which takes place in Brazil has picked up four bouts as of today. Lukasz Sajewski (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Leonardo Santos (12-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) Sergio Moraes (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) Mike Rhodes (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) vs. Paulo Thiago (15-7 MMA, 5-7...

Jul 10, 2014 12:43 pm

‘Bigfoot’ Hungry – Promises Killer Performance Against Arlovski

“It was my dream to fight in Brazil. I know that Arlovski is a great fighter and will be a hard test but I’m hungry and wanting a lot to step in the octagon again. You can expect me looking forward to winning all the time. I always go for the KO or the submission...

Jul 9, 2014 6:51 pm

Dana White Defends Booking Arlovski In Newly Signed UFC Headliner

Just one fight removed from his UFC return, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski has been given the leading role in the upcoming UFC Fight Night 51 event. The former champion will face Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in a rematch, and many, especially after his most recent performance, are wondering why the UFC would book such...

Jun 30, 2014 2:41 pm

TRT Ban Forces ‘Bigfoot’ Into Pituitary Gland Surgery

“I will have to do the surgery again after my next fight, and then I will be cleared to train again in four or six weeks. I will have to do the surgery again since I can’t take testosterone (replacement therapy). Some use it for ego, but (the TRT ban) is a problem for those...

Jun 25, 2014 12:54 pm

Silva Blasts Barnett: ‘I’ll teach him the lessons his mother didn’t’

“I woke up this morning and saw his interview. He’s giving excuses because he’s scared. That’s the word. He says he won’t fight me because he doesn’t want to give me name and money with this fight, but the truth is he’s scared. “I think he should take a look at the rankings. I’m ranked...

Jun 25, 2014 5:03 am

QUICK TWITT | Bigfoot Silva & Josh Barnett Engage In Twitter Beef

It’s no secret that Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva doesn’t like Josh Barnett. Earlier in the week Josh Barnett talked about how the beef started, and why he isn’t going to fight Bigfoot. Yesterday night Josh Barnett posted a link to his new podcast that debuted: Josh Barnett Conquers The World. Shortly after that Bigfoot Silva posted...

Apr 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Please‏

Roy “Big Country” Nelson (20-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is coming off a devastating first-round knockout victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, which he earned in the main event of last week’s ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ event in Abu Dhabi. The victory over “Big Nog” snapped a 2-fight losing skid for Nelson and moved him back up...

Feb 27, 2014 6:19 pm

‘Bigfoot Manager’ Alex Davis on TRT Ban: “That’s not the solution”

For those who don’t know, Alex Davis is a manager of MMA fighters. One of the fighters he happens to manage is Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, who is a known user of TRT, and who tested beyond the legal limits for his fight against Mark Hunt. So it’s no surprise that Davis is against the recent...

Dec 11, 2013 11:16 am

White Nixes Hunt vs. Bigfoot Rematch Talk

Many have called last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 33 main event the best heavyweight fight of all-time, including UFC boss Dana White. However, that accolade will not be enough to guarantee the two participants an immediate rematch to settle their five-round draw. The UFC boss took to an interview on Canadian Television to clear the...

Dec 9, 2013 9:11 am

PHOTO’s | Mark Hunt Breaks Hand In ‘Fight Night 33’ Main Event Against ‘Bigfoot’

Last Friday Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva put on a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate in their UFC Fight Night 33 main event in Brisbane, Australia. The two heavyweight’s collided for five-straight rounds of action packed excitement that saw both fighters get battered, bruised and bloodied in route to a majority draw ruling by...

Dec 6, 2013 10:25 pm

Bonus Report: ‘Shogun’, Hunt & Silva Pocket $50k

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot is a wrap. The card had plenty of KO/TKO finishes and featured a back and forth 5 round fight in the main event. Here are the fight bonuses for the night: Fight of the night: Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva KO of the Night: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Submission...

Nov 29, 2013 9:00 am

BJPENN.COM Radio Returns Tonight With Antonio ‘Bigfoot’Silva (5:00 P.M. PT)

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight with Brazilian big-man, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will discuss ‘Bigfoot’s upcoming fight against fellow ATT teammate, Mark hunt. ‘UFC Fight Night 33: Bigfoot vs. Hunt’ is set to go down On December 7th from Brisbane Australia. In addition to Silva’s guest slot, the team...

Sep 11, 2013 11:55 am

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33’ in Australia

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and James Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the co-main event of the evening when the UFC returns to Australia this December for UFC Fight Night 33. “Shogun” Rua is...

Sep 9, 2013 7:26 am

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva official for UFC Fight Night 33 headliner

Heavyweight sluggers Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will meet in a five-round main event bout when the UFC returns to Australia this December. UFC executives officially announced the event today as “UFC Fight Night 33,” which takes place on Decemeber 7 in the Queensland capital...