One to Watch at UFC Vegas 29: Bruno Silva

Bruno Silva (19-6) will become the second Bruno Silva from Brazil in the UFC, joining his unrelated flyweight friend “Bulldog”. “Blindado” is a veteran middleweight who blazed his trail on the biggest stages of Brazilian and Russian MMA. 14 victories to only one loss and a four-fight win streak bring him into the octagon this Saturday for a debut at UFC Vegas 29.

Bruno Silva comes from Cajazeiras, Paraiba, Brazil, where he was born in 1989.  Paraiba is a state in the Northeast part of the country, inland of Fortaleza and Natal. Cajazeiras is one of it’s larger cities, home to around 60,000 people. Along his MMA journey, Bruno relocated way down south to Curitiba in The State of Parana with Evoluçāo Thai MMA. It’s a smaller Brazilian fight camp, though currently houses Eduardo Garagori and Joaquim Silva both UFC fighters.

Bruno has valuable octagon experience in his corner for his next bout, moreover some real fight experience with his next opponent. The BJJ purple belt previously faced Wellington Turman in a submission grappling event. The winner of that is unknown but Saturday, 6/19, if the fight goes to the ground we’ll get a good sense of who won.

Bruno is a Muay Thai black belt and prefers to strike over grapple. Turman is 1-2 in the UFC so far but does like to trade on the feet, maybe a little too much as he got brutally KO’d in his last bout. UFC must think Bruno can be a star because this fight’s on the main card at UFC Vegas 29 starting at 7 PM ET.

Bruno “Blindado” Silva | 19-6 | 6’0 185 lbs. | Age 31 | Reach N/A” | Switch Stance | Fighting Out of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

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