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...

May 9, 2014 4:38 pm

Antonio Silva Risked Cancer With Former Testosterone Use

While Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is still suffering the consequences for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone in his fight with Mark Hunt, he is able to take at least one positive thing away from the suspension. In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Silva discussed his past testosterone use, and how it put him at risk...

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...

Jan 20, 2014 1:03 pm

Manager Confirms Overeem No Longer With Blackzilians

Glenn Robinson, manager of UFC heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem, explained Monday that ‘The Reem’ is training away from his new-found home at the Blackzilian camp in Florida leading up to his UFC 169 fight against former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former K-1 World Grand Prix champion Alistair Overeem has...

Jan 10, 2014 11:15 am

Pedro Rizzo Wants to Fight for WSOF in Brazil

“They’re doing a good job in the U.S.,” Pedro Rizzo said of the growing MMA organization, WSOF, “and it would be great to be able to fight again in Brazil.  If they give me a good opponent, even better.  Give me a good time to get ready and let’s do it.”   By Christopher Murphy...

Dec 31, 2013 12:01 pm

2013 Year In Review: The Fights That Made You a Fan

2013 was packed with spectacular fights that did absolutely nothing short of top last year’s unparalleled excitement. This was certainly a great way to announce to the world that it was the UFC’s 20th anniversary and that things were only going to get bigger from here. As a fight fan for almost 4 years, I...

Dec 27, 2013 8:34 am

Dana White: Bigfoot’s TRT Failure Ruined The Fight For Me, It Destroyed Everything’

Testosterone replacement therapy. Quite possibly the most controversial and taboo subject in all of high level mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, TRT use is becoming more and more prevalent. When news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone in his fight-of-the-year candidate bout against Mark Hunt, many were questioning if...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Bigfoot Silva Plans To Sue Doctor After Failed Drug Test

After his five round war with Mark Hunt, news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva had elevated levels of testosterone in his system. Silva believes that it was the fault of his doctor, not of his own negligence, that caused him to fail his test. Silva received a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy for...

Dec 12, 2013 9:08 am

Mark Hunt Doesn’t Want A Rematch – Happy With A Draw

This past weekend at UFC Fight Night 33, Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva fought one of the most memorable heavyweight fights in UFC history. It was a back-and-forth battle, with each man almost being finished on multiple occasions. And at the end of the night, with both men covered in blood, weary from giving us everything...