LFA double champ Josh Silveira has signed on to compete in the PFL’s 2022 season.
Fighting out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, Silveira has looked primed for the big leagues, and made our list of light heavyweights the UFC should sign in 2022. In this case, however, the PFL has beat them to the punch.
In addition to holding light heavyweight gold in LFA, Silveira also captured the promotion’s middleweight crown.
Silveira (7-0) announced the signing Monday in a since deleted post on social media. However, the fighter’s father and head coach, Conan Silveira, posted a snap of the contract signing on his own Instagram profile.
Impressively, Silveira captured both LFA titles in a single year, just months apart. Silveira joined LFA in 2020, winning three consecutive fights, all by submission. That took him to a title fight at LFA 115 back in September 2021, against Tee Cummins. Silveira served up the first defeat of Cummins’ career by way of a head kick.
In December, Silveira dropped to middleweight for the first time since his amateur run. Taking on Jared Revel for the vacant 185lb belt, Silveira won the fight care of a five-round unanimous decision, going the distance for the first time as a pro.
In an exclusive interview earlier this month, Silveira told us that he was open to any of the UFC, PFL, or Bellator as the next stop in his MMA career.