Erick Silva Scouting Report

Erick Silva Scouting Report

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Erick Silva Scouting Report

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(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports)

Erick Silva Scouting Report

Vitals

6’0″ 170 lb (Welterweight)
74″ reach, Orthodox
January 21, 1984

Record

20-9, 1 NC (UFC: 7-8)

Current Streak

1 straight win

Training

Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black belt in judo

Championships Held

Jungle Fight Welterweight Tournament Champion: 2010
Jungle Fight Welterweight Champion: 2010 (no title defenses)

 

Strengths

– submission expert – more than half of wins come via tap out
– also has knockout capabilities
– deadly knees, kicks
– explosive striker
– very good athlete
– finishes fights quick
– extremely accurate striker
– very active on the ground looking for submissions
– well coached (X-Gym, Team Nogueira)

 

Weaknesses

– very inconsistent – win one, lose one, win one, etc.
– has never beaten an “elite” opponent
– can be knocked out
– porous striking defense
– gets outstruck by opponents on a very large scale
– doesn’t land many takedowns
– has had weight cut issues in the past
– body looks much different now that strict PED testing is in place


Synopsis

Erick Silva was once considered a top young MMA prospect.  Now, all of a sudden, he’s over 30 with mixed results in the cage.

 

 

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