Assuerio Silva (born June 18, 1974 in Mossoro, Brazil) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional boxer, having most recently competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pancrase. He became the Heavyweight King of Pancrase on May 30, 2007, defeating Tatsuya Mizuno.
Silva holds a professional fight record of 30–4–01, the majority of his wins coming via submission. He fought three times in Pride FC in 2001, winning twice. However, after signing a three-fight contract with UFC, he was less successful, losing all his fights to Tim Sylvia, Brandon Vera and Cheick Kongo.
His height is 6 ft 2 in and he weighs 241 pounds. In addition to training Muay Thai, he holds a black belt in karate. Silva is also a Brown Belt in Jiu Jitsu.  He fights out of Curitiba, Brazil with Total Punch Mixed Martial Arts Academy .
Silva bounced back from his latest loss to Cheick Kongo by becoming the King of Pancrase after a 2nd round TKO win over Tatsuya Mizuno. He won this vacated title at Pancrase Rising 6 last 30 May 2007. He was scheduled to defend the championship against the former champion, Kestutis "Tiger" Arbocius, on 14 October 2007 at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan, but Arbocius no-showed at the event. Shortly thereafter, Silva vacated the Championship to pursue a contract with the newly-formed Hardcore Fighting Championships in Canada. However, the organization folded before he was able to fight once under their banner.
Silva made his professional boxing debut on June 21, 2008 in his native Curitiba, Brazil, knocking out Adriano Vicente in 38 seconds of the 1st round.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|39||30 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||15–8–0(1)||Geronimo dos Santos||TKO (Punches)||Jungle Fight 15||October 17, 2009||1||1:01||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||15–7–0(1)||Dave Anderton||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Boa Vista Combat Show||August 30, 2009||1||0:53||Boa Vista Roraima, Brazil|
|Loss||14–7–0(1)||Todd Duffee||TKO (Punches)||JF 11 – Jungle Fight 11||September 13, 2008||2||1:17||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||14–6–0(1)||Terroll Dees||Submission (Kneebar)||JF 10 – Jungle Fight 10||July 12, 2008||1||1:42||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||13–6–0(1)||Tatsuya Mizuno||TKO (Punches)||Pancrase – Rising 5||May 30, 2007||2||2:08||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||12–6–0(1)||Cheick Kongo||Decision (Majority)||UFC 70: Nations Collide||April 21, 2007||3||5:00||Manchester, England, UK|
|Win||12–5–0(1)||Igor Pokrajac||Decision (Split)||JF 7 – Jungle Fight Europe||December 17, 2006||3||5:00||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Win||11–5–0(1)||Eduardo Maiorino||TKO (Punches)||SF 5 – Show Fight 5||November 9, 2006||1||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||10–5–0(1)||Brandon Vera||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie||May 27, 2006||1||2:39||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Loss||10–4–0(1)||Tim Sylvia||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3||January 16, 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|Win||10–3–0(1)||Alessio Sakara||Decision (Unanimous))||JF 3 – Jungle Fight 3||October 23, 2004||3||5:00||Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil|
|Win||9–3–0(1)||Fabiano Scherner||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||JF 2 – Jungle Fight 2||May 15, 2004||2||1:00||Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil|
|Loss||8–3–0(1)||Aleksander Emelianenko||Decision (Split)||PRIDE – Bushido 1||October 5, 2003||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|No Contest||8–2–0(1)||Fabiano Scherner||No Contest – Scherner injured falling from ring||Meca 9 – Meca World Vale Tudo 9||August 1, 2003||3||1:24||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||8–2||Yoshihisa Yamamoto||TKO (Punches)||Pride 16: Beasts From the East||September 24, 2001||1||0:11||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||7–2||Valentijn Overeem||Submission (Heel Hook)||Pride 15: Raging Rumble||July 29, 2001||1||2:50||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||6–2||Walter Farias||KO (Kick)||Meca 5 – Meca World Vale Tudo 5||June 9, 2001||1||5:00||Curitiba, Parana, Brazil|
|Win||5–2||Pedro Otavio||Submission (Strikes)||Meca 4 – Meca World Vale Tudo 4||December 16, 2000||2||2:00||Curitiba, Parana, Brazil|
|Win||4–2||Rodrigo Mamute||Submission (Punches and Stomp)||Meca 2 – Meca World Vale Tudo 2||August 12, 2000||1||4:27||Curitiba, Parana, Brazil|
|Win||3–2||Luis Alberto||Submission||Desafio – BadBoy de ValeTudo 2||November 20, 1999||Ceara, Brazil|
|Win||2–2||Leopoldo Serao||KO||Desafio – BadBoy de ValeTudo 2||November 20, 1999||Ceara, Brazil|
|Loss||1–2||Mikhail Avetisyan||TKO (Cut)||WVC 7 – World Vale Tudo Championship 7||February 2, 1999||1||8:58||Brazil|
|Win||1–1||Waldir dos Anjos||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||BVF 12 – Circuito Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 4||November 18, 1998||1||11:07||Brazil|
|Loss||0–1||Charles Gracie||Submission||ECBO – Extremo Combate Bahia Open||July 7, 1997||1||Salvador, Bahia, Brazil|