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"Netto BJJ"

Joaquim Silva

Lightweight Division

13-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Joaquim Silva

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Anápolis, Brazil
Trains at
American Top Team
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 9, 2016
Leg reach
  • Team Shogun on TUF Brazil 4
  • Pro since 2010
  • Seven wins by KO, three by submission (RNC, 2 armbar) – has finished all but three of his wins, with eight finishes coming in the first round
  • Has won three of his last six

UFC on ESPN (12/2/23) Silva won a three round unanimous decision over Clay Guida 

UFC on ESPN (6/17/23) Silva was stopped by Arman Tsarukyan via strikes at 3:25 of the third round 

UFC Fight Night (10/1/22) Silva stopped Jesse Ronson via strikes at 3:02 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (6/19/21) Silva was knocked out by Ricky Glenn at :37 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (8/3/19) Silva was knocked out by Nasrat Haqparast at :36 of the second round

UFC on FOX (12/15/18) Silva knocked out Jared Gordon at 2:39 of the third round

UFC on FOX (1/27/18) Silva lost a three round unanimous decision to Vinc Pichel

UFC Fight Night (5/28/17) Silva won a three round split decision over Reza Madadi

TUF 23 Finale (7/8/16) Silva knocked out Andrew Holbrook at :34 of the first round

UFC 191 (9/5/15) Silva won a three round split decision over Nazareno Malegarie


The Ultimate Fighter, BRAZIL 4

On episode 11 (semifinals), Silva was submitted by Glaico Franca via rear naked choke in the first round

On episode eight (quarterfinals), Silva won a three round decision over Erick “Indio Brabo” da Silva

On episode one, Silva stopped Carlos Costa via strikes in the third round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I saw a UFC video with Royce (Gracie) back in my hometown and I knew I had to give it a try.

What ranks and titles have you held? State Muay Thai champion, Center east national JJ Champion at purple and brown belts.

Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied physical education for a few years but couldn’t do it with my training schedule so I had to drop out. I was missing about three semesters for graduation.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was in the Brazilian Air Force before moving full-time into MMA.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I have a six-second KO; it might be one of the quickest ever here in Brazil.

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt, Muay Thai Black kruang (Brazilians have ranks for Muay Thai)

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Overhand punch