UFC Vet Thiago Silva Looks to Return to Win Column vs. Ex-Training Partner at KSW 49

By Cole Shelton May 13, 2019


Former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Thiago Silva is back with Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki to take on Martin Zawada at KSW 49.

Silva earned a decision triumph over James McSweeney in his promotional debut at KSW 45 this past October, and the Brazilian is happy to compete under the organization’s banner once again.

“My manager put me in contact with KSW. It will be the second fight I’m doing with them and so far so good,” Silva said to Sherdog.com. “They are a very good promotion. I’m very happy.”

Although Silva is back in KSW, he is coming off of a loss to recently-signed UFC talent Ivan Shtyrkov in Russian Cagefighting Championship. The UFC veteran has never been one to take losses well, and he is focused on returning to the win column come Saturday at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.

“Every fight is important, nobody likes to lose. I don’t like to lose, so every fight is important,” he said. “Nobody likes to lose, if you are coming off a loss it is important so maybe there is more pressure.”

Ultimately, the 36-year-old is ready for a war with Zawada. He believes this will be a great fight, especially considering the two men were former training partners. Silva doesn’t care where the fight goes. Rather, he just wants to fight.

“I’m a fighter, I like to fight. To me it doesn’t matter who I fight or what kind of style,” he explained. "I like to fight, the standup, the ground. No matter the situation I’m just going to fight.”

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