Bigfoot Silva made his return to MMA after being cut by the UFC last month on a card in Russia. Ivan Shtyrkov was the opponent at RCC Boxing Promotions in Yekaterinburg.
Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (19-11, 1 NC) was released by the UFC in October after falling by second-round knockout to Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg in September. Silva, a popular heavyweight and former EliteXC champion, has just one win in his last nine fights and has been knocked out six times in that stretch.
Shtyrkov (5-0) has finished all of his pro fights, including a 31-second submission victory over Jeff Monson in May.