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Jay Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who most recently fought as a Middleweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

MMA careerEdit

Raised on the East Coast, Silva's interest in mixed martial arts developed after seeing the first season of The Ultimate Fighter.[1] He subsequently trained under Renzo Gracie in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, having obtained the level of purple belt.[1] Silva currently trains alongside UFC notables including Quinton Jackson and Cheick Kongo.

Competing primarily in smaller organizations, Silva received a call from the UFC to fill in as a last minute replacement for Dan Miller and made his debut against C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard.

Silva most recently faced Chris Leben on January 11, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 20, losing via decision. Silva hopes for a rematch with Leben in the near future.[2]

Silva was released from the UFC along with Kyle Bradley after his loss at UFC Fight Night 20.[3] Template:-

MMA RecordEdit

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss United States flag Chris Leben Decision (Unanimous) UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs. Diaz 01/11/2010 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss United States flag C.B. Dollaway Decision (Unanimous) UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard 09/16/2009 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win United States flag Ray Lizama KO (Punches) Call to Arms 2 08/15/2009 3 Ontario, California, United States
Win United States flag Reggie Orr KO (Knee) Call to Arms I 05/16/2009 2 1:41 Ontario, California, United States
Win United States flag Mike Johnson TKO (Punches) Extreme Challenge: Mayhem at the Marina 03/28/2009 2 1:26 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss Brazil flag Plinio Cruz Decision (Split) KAP: The Return of Macaco 02/7/2009 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win United States flag Ozzie Guillen KO (Knee) Sparstar Promotions: Battle of the Rising Stars 07/25/2008 3 0:42 Montebello, California, United States
Win United States flag Mark DaPolito Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Ring of Combat 20 06/27/2008 2 3:47 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

Personal lifeEdit

Silva worked as a bouncer in New York City prior to becoming a MMA fighter.[1]

ReferencesEdit

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