WEIGHT: 120 KG
An illustrious name in the MMA world for his power and imposing physical stature as well as his fearsome striking and submission techniques, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva would make even the most experienced of MMA fighters think twice before stepping into the MMA cage with him. In reality, Bigfoot Silva is actually a gentle giant, always all smiles and ready to pose with eager fans.
It was not always about fighting for Bigfoot. When he was a child, he loved football a lot and even dreamed of being a professional football player. But as he grew older, he enjoyed the physical challenge of martial arts. He first took up karate and attained his black belt in the martial art at the age of 12 years old. He then took up BJJ and Judo and received black belts in these two styles too. Once he mastered these martial arts disciplines, he began training in MMA in 2003 at the age of 24 and has since competed in many top promotions such as EliteXC, Strikefore and UFC.
Bigfoot Silva’s fight against Liu Wenbo of China in REBEL FC 9 – Colossal Combat is billed as REBEL FC’s most prestigious bout in its five-year history and its underdog against top gun theme is sure to pull the heartstrings and interest of every spectator, MMA and non-MMA fans.