Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva News
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva reverses course, plans to unretire: "I know I didn't lose"
Fernando Quiles - June 18, 2023
Former UFC heavyweight Bigfoot Silva seemingly teases move to Power Slap League: "There is not a human being on earth who could survive my slap!"
Josh Evanoff - January 26, 2023
Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Bigfoot Silva announces retirement from MMA
Josh Evanoff - December 27, 2022
Bigfoot Silva set to face kickboxer with a 102-9-1 record despite being on a 10-fight losing streak
Cole Shelton - July 26, 2022
Rashad Evans ends retirement to compete on Khabib Nurmagomedov's Eagle FC card, Bigfoot Silva booked in the main event
Cole Shelton - December 6, 2021
Jorge Masvidal books Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to headline Gamebred Fighting Championship 2 event
Harry Kettle - August 19, 2021
Jorge Masvidal has announced that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will headline the second Gamebred Fighting Championship event. In recent months Masvidal, who is coming off the back of consecutive defeats to Kamaru Usman, has opted to kickstart his own bare-knuckle promotion to run alongside his mixed martial arts career. Bare-knuckle is where “Gamebred” first cut his teeth in the combat sports realm and now, he wants to give fighters a chance to do the same.
Video | Bigfoot Silva suffers TKO loss in return to MMA
Adam D Martin - June 14, 2021
Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Bigfoot Silva suffered a TKO loss in his return to MMA this past weekend in Serbia. Silva traveled to Sabac, Serbia to take on Quentin Domingos at Megdan Fighting 9. For Silva, this was his first MMA fight since 2017 when he was knocked out by Vitaly Minakov in Russia. Since then, he has competed for GLORY kickboxing and BKFC, losing by knockout to Rico Verhoeven and Gabriel Gonzaga, respectively. But after taking the last two years off to rest up, Silva was feeling confident heading into this fight that he could get back into the win column. Unfortunately for Silva, the fight ended like many of his fights do, with him getting stopped with strikes by his opponent, though some have questioned this stoppage.
Bigfoot Silva excited for MMA comeback after four years away: "Pezao from 10 years ago will return"
Adam D Martin - May 30, 2021
Former UFC heavyweight Bigfoot Silva is excited for his MMA comeback after four years away, saying “Pezao from 10 years ago will return.” Bigfoot hasn’t fought in MMA since June 2017, when he was knocked out by Vitaly Minakov in Russia. He has competed in Glory Kickboxing and Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship since then but he lost to Rico Verhoeven and Gabriel Gonzaga by brutal knockout. Overall, Bigfoot has lost his last five MMA fights dating back to 2015, with his last victory coming against Soa Palelei all the way back at UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia in August 2015.
Bigfoot Silva set to return at October MMA event in Florida
Adam Martin - July 27, 2020
Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Bigfoot Silva will return to the cage this fall when he takes on Brett Martin at a Taura MMA event in Florida. Combate was the first to report that Bigfoot would be returning to action against Martin, one of the top heavyweight contenders in LFA. According to the report, Bigfoot has signed a three-fight contract with Taura MMA and will make his promotional debut on October 30 when he takes on Martin in a featured heavyweight fight in Kissimmee, Florida.
MMA community reacts after Gabriel Gonzaga knocks out Antonio Silva at BKFC 8
Adam D Martin - October 20, 2019
The main event of BKFC 8 didn’t last long as former UFC heavyweight contender Gabriel Gonzaga knocked out fellow MMA veteran Antonio Silva. Gonzaga and Silva were scheduled for five rounds of action, but Gonzaga needed just two rounds to finish Silva. The win was Gonzaga’s first in BKFC. Although he’s 40-years-old, the Brazilian MMA legend still possesses a ton of knockout power and showed that against Silva in this fight. It was Gonzaga’s first victory in bare-knuckle fighting.
BKFC 8 Results: Gabriel Gonzaga KO’s Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (Video)
Chris Taylor - October 19, 2019
Former UFC heavyweight title challengers Gabriel Gonzaga and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva collided in tonight’s BKFC 8 main event. Silva and Gonzaga will clash for five 2-minute rounds, this unless someone goes down sooner.
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, Gabriel Gonzaga to collide in BKFC 8 main event
Thomas Taylor - August 28, 2019
A pair of UFC veterans will headline the upcoming BKFC 8 card, as former title challengers Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Gabriel Gonzaga are set to collide. The promotion announced this exciting news on social media on Wednesday afternoon.
Bigfoot Silva believes 2018 will be his "comeback year"
Tom Taylor - March 28, 2018
Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio Bigfoot Silva, who was jettisoned by the UFC in 2016, is currently an undeniably brutal 1-8-1 in his last 10 bouts. And that’s not including a second-round knockout loss to Rico Verhoeven in the Glory ring. Despite this tough skid, however, Bigfoot isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet. The hulking Brazilian is hoping to fight for another two years before he retires.
Bigfoot Silva Will Fight Rico Verhoeven at GLORY 46
Justin Golightly - August 18, 2017
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 world. This latest news though, is a head-scratcher. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is expected to fight GLORY heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven in a kickboxing match at GLORY 46 on Oct. 14 at Guangzhou Gymnasium. “Bigfoot” Silva, who is 1-8-1 in past 10 MMA fights, will face GLORY champ Rico Verhoeven in kickboxing in October https://t.co/bBgkR8JHIx
PHOTO | Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva has gotten even bigger since leaving the UFC
Tom Taylor - May 10, 2017
At 6’3, and more than 265 lbs, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is a big, big man. Though he is far from the fighter he once was, having lost seven of his last ten fights, he remains one of the most physically imposing fighters in the game. And somehow, he still seems to be getting bigger. On June 2, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Bigfoot will take on the undefeated Vitaly Minakov, who is far and away the best heavyweight outside the UFC. As this massive heavyweight showdown draws ever closer, the promoter, Fight Nights Global, has released an in-depth infographic for it, complete with recent images of both Minakov and Bigfoot. If these images are any indication, Bigfoot has been packing on some extra weight in advance of this fight.
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva to battle Vitaly Minakov in Russia
Tom Taylor - March 15, 2017
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 Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov, who is far and away the best heavyweight currently competing outside the UFC. The two big men will meet under the Fight Nights Global banner in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 2. Considering the fact that Bigfoot pocketed a whopping $200,000 for his shady loss to the relatively unknown Shtyrkov, his willingness to return to Russia to fight an opponent of Minakov’s standing is understandable. That said, the Brazilian is likely to be a substantial underdog heading into this fight, and rightly so.
Despite loss, Bigfoot Silva banks massive payday in Russia, will fight again
bjpenndotcom - January 13, 2017
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 the Titov Boxing Promotion banner in November, where Bigfoot Silva was involved in a rather controversial fight that saw him ultimately drop a unanimous decision after three hard-fought rounds.
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva loses corruption-filled fight for shadowy Russian promotion
Tom Taylor - November 18, 2016
Bigfoot Silva set to fight undefeated Russian prospect following UFC release
bjpenndotcom - October 25, 2016
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.
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva Has Been Released from the UFC
Tom Taylor - October 21, 2016
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.
Rizin FF interested in signing Bigfoot Silva
bjpenndotcom - September 29, 2016
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 in the MMA world. Unfortunately however, Silva could very well find himself as a free agent following his 1st round KO loss to Roy Nelson on the main card of ‘UFC Brasilia’ this past weekend. The loss to Nelson made it 3-straight for ‘Bigfoot’ and dropped his record to 1-4 in his last 5.
'Bigfoot' Silva is the 2nd most knocked down fighter in Zuffa history
bjpenndotcom - September 22, 2016
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 every one of his losses coming by way of KO.
Bigfoot Silva says he will "be back" despite suffering another KO loss
Chris Taylor - May 8, 2016
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.
VIDEO | Bigfoot Silva reveals shocking fact ahead of 'UFC: Rotterdam'
bjpenndotcom - May 6, 2016
https://youtu.be/fQmNftofphA 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 him to 2-3 in his last 5 fights.