Finishing the Fight: UFC Fight Island 6

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Claudio Silva, UFC on ESPN 5 Weigh-In Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

Claudio “Hannibal” Silva (14-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 11

Via KO/TKO: 1

Via Submission: 10

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 3

Via KO/TKO: 0

Via Submission: 3

(Cole Williams, Danny Roberts, Nordine Taleb)

Claudio Silva is a perfect 5-0 in the UFC since he began fighting in the promotion in 2014. Claudio Silva has had to have five UFC bouts canceled mostly thanks to injuries, and that has slowed the trajectory of his career. Silva has some top-notch submission grappling skills and is a black belt in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Vieira who helps compete and lead Checkmat.

All three of Claudio’s most recent wins have been finishes by way of submission, over some very solid competition. Out of the trio of wins, Claudio’s most memorable finish was after weathering the storm against Danny Roberts in early 2019. In the very last round after being rocked, dropped, and cut Silva still managed to string together multiple submission attempts ending in an arm-bar to win the fight.

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