It has been over three years since the last time that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva has competed in a professional MMA fight, but that’s about to change because Silva will return to action against Brett Martin at Taura MMA 11 on October 30.
Silva (19-12-1) last competed at Fight Night Global 68 in June of 2017, suffering a second round knockout loss to Vitaly Minakov. Silva has won just one of his last ten professional MMA fights, with that lone win coming over Soa Palelei at UFC 190. Silva has previously challenged for the UFC Heavyweight Title, losing to then champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 160.
Martin (9-1-0) won the four man LFA Heavyweight Title Tournament, but was ineligible to win the gold himself due to missing weight in the finals. Martin will come into the contest riding a five fight winning streak, which includes wins over Contender Series alum Josh Parisian and Bellator MMA veteran Ryan Pokryfky. Martin’s last two victories have come by disqualification after his opponents landed illegal strikes on the fighter.
Other notables competing on the Taura MMA 11 card include William Macario, Rousimar Palhares and Guto Inocente.
Taura MMA 11 takes place on Friday, October 30 from the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida with no main event announced at this time.