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Featherweight Division


"The King"

Erik Silva

Featherweight Division

9-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Erik Silva

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Learn more about Erik Silva's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Caracas, Venezuela
Octagon Debut
Dec. 10, 2022
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2016

  • Three wins by KO, four by submission (RNC)

  • Has won eight of his last 10

  • Seven first-round finishes

  • Four of last five wins by first-round submission via rear naked choke

  • Origin of nickname: “It came about because I ascend to the throne of the featherweight class in every fight promotion that I join.”

UFC Fight Night (2/24/24) Silva was stopped by Muhammad Naimov via strikes at :44 of the first round 

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Silva was submitted by TJ Brown via arm triangle choke at 3:41 of the third round 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6 

Episode 3 (8/9/22) Silva stopped Anvar Boynazarov via strikes at 1:32 of the first round 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been in martial arts since I could walk. I was raised in my father’s karate school

What ranks and titles have you held? 4th Dan Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, featherweight champion of LUX Fight League, blue belt in BJJ

Do you have any heroes? I respect and admire my father, Antonio Silva

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The opportunity to repay the debt that Mr. White owes to Mr. Fertitta after this week by providing exciting and unique fights that will make him want to come out to the show. Also, the opportunity to represent my family lineage of martial arts and my country at the highest level and the chance to entertain fans with my style of fighting.

What was your job before you started fighting? Brick Mason and now I am the Supervisor of the brick masons in my job.

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke, I have won all of my fights in LUX with that technique

Favorite Striking technique: Spinning back kick