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Paulo César da Silva is a Brazilian basketball player, mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Giant Silva.


Very much like El Gigante/Giant Gonzales in the early years, Silva was originally a professional basketball player, playing for the Brazilian Team in the Olympic Games. He is often billed between 7'4 and 7'7 but is really 7'2.

He wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation as a member of the Oddities, during the Attitude Era of the late 1990s.

PRIDE Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Silva competed in PRIDE Fighting Championships, a now-defunct mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. Silva, at one time, trained with members of the Gracie family, most notably Ricardo Gracie and Ralek Gracie. On December 31, 2006 Giant Silva defeated former Yokozona Akebono Tarō by Kimura Armlock in the first round at K-1 Dynamite 2006 for his second win of his career giving him a professional record of 2 wins and 6 losses overall spanning both PRIDE FC and K-1.

Independent CircuitEdit

Silva is currently wrestling on the Independent Wrestling Circuit, making his return at the National Wrestling Superstars show in Carteret, New Jersey on August 25, 2007. He is a regular in NWS, and is currently taking bookings for independent promotions.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Win 2-6 Japan flag Akebono Submission (Kimura) K-1 Premium Dynamite!! 2006 December 31, 2006 1 1:02 Japan flag Osaka, Japan
Loss 1-6 Japan flag Ikuhisa Minowa TKO (Knees) PRIDE Bushido 10 April 2, 2006 1 2:33 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1-5 United Kingdom flag James Thompson TKO (Strikes) PRIDE Shockwave 2005 December 31, 2005 1 1:28 Japan flag Saitama, Japan
Loss 1-4 South Korea flag Choi Mu Bae Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) PRIDE Shockwave 2004 December 31, 2004 1 5:47 Japan flag Saitama, Japan
Loss 1-3 Japan flag Takashi Sugiura TKO (Punches) PRIDE Bushido 4 July 19, 2004 1 2:35 Japan flag Nagoya, Japan
Loss 1-2 Japan flag Naoya Ogawa TKO (Punches) PRIDE Critical Countdown 2004 June 20, 2004 1 3:29 Japan flag Saitama, Japan
Win 1-1 United States flag Henry Miller Submission (Kimura) PRIDE Total Elimination 2004 April 25, 2004 1 4:04 Japan flag Saitama, Japan
Loss 0-1 United States flag Heath Herring Submission (Rear Naked Choke) PRIDE Shockwave 2003 December 31, 2003 3 0:35 Japan flag Saitama, Japan

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