Jiu-Jitsu black belt Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is better known for his achievements in MMA, even beating the legendary Fedor Emelianenko in his last outing. But the fighter has a wealth of grappling experience as well.
“I started Jiu-Jitsu when I was 17 and won a lot of tournaments in the Brazilian Northeast. I remember how with little over a month of training I took part in my first competition, had three matches and won,” Bigfoot tells GRACIEMAG.com.
Pezão is getting ready to take on another fighter at the top of the MMA food chain, Alistair Overeen, in the Strikeforce heavyweight GP semifinals. But come September the Brazilian will be in England to face the wizards of the ground game, having confirmed via Twitter (@BigfootSilva) that he was invited to take part in the ADCC.
“Gang, I was invited and will be at the ADCC in September. You can expect good matches for sure,” he tweeted (in Portuguese).
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