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Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva Scouting Report

bigfoot silva scouting report

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva Scouting Report


6’4″ 265 lbs (Heavyweight)
82″ reach, Orthodox
Sept 14, 1979


19-9, 1 NC (UFC: 3-6, 1 NC)

Current Streak

2 straight losses


Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black belt in Judo
Black belt in Karate

Championships Held

Cage Rage World Heavyweight Champion: 2005 (no title defenses)
Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Champion: 2005 (no title defenses)
ExiteXC Heavyweight Champion: 2008 (no title defenses)



– huge reach (almost 7-feet)
– massive hands
– very physical strong
– big size advantage – reportedly weighs 285 on fight night
– high-level skills in multiple disciplines (three black belts)
– very experienced
– deadly ground and pound
– finishes fights
– has never been submitted
– good at avoiding significant strikes thrown by opponent
– solid takedown defense



– busted for PEDs multiple times
– suffer from acromegaly
– slow, plodding, unathletic
– not much knockout power
– has taken a lot of damage over his career (especially recently)
– huge head is a big target for opponent’s strikes
– drops hands & takes damage from strikes
– inaccurate striker – lands well below 50% of strikes thrown
– not very successful (percentage wise) landing takedowns
– on the wrong side of 30



Just when we thought Bigfoot Silva was past his prime, he detonates all over Alistair Overeem’s head, and puts on an all-time classic with Mark Hunt.  Then he goes on a two fight losing streak.

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