Bruno Silva
Blindado

Brazil

Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 6/14/2021
Suspension upheld
MiddleweightUFC
Out
June 22, 2020
The United States Anti-Doping Agency announced Monday that Silva will serve a two-year suspension after an independent arbitrator upheld the ban, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
As a result of the ruling, "Blindado" won't be able to make his UFC debut until June 14, 2021 following his positive test last May for the anabolic steroid boldenone and its metabolite. Before the positive test surfaced and he was forced to withdraw, Silva had been scheduled to make his promotional debut last June in a middleweight fight with Deron Winn. The Brazilian fighter owns a 19-6-0 record in professional MMA competition.
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Receives two-year suspension
MiddleweightUFC
Out
January 9, 2020
Silva received a two-year suspension from the USADA on Thursday for a failed drug test, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Silva was forced to withdraw from his UFC debut scheduled for June of 2019 due to testing positive for a steroid, and he'll now be sidelined for two years as a result of the failed test. Silva still maintains his innocence and said that he will fight to prove it, although he didn't elaborate on details. If the suspension is upheld, Silva won't be eligible to return until he's nearly 32 years old.
Withdraws due to positive drug test
MiddleweightUFC
Out
June 21, 2019
Silva's withdrawal from the UFC Greenville card Friday was due to a positive out-of-competition drug test that returned positive for a banned substance, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Silva marked the second opponent of Derin Winn's to withdraw from the card, though a third was found in the form of Eric Spicely. No announcement of a suspension has occurred to date and Silva is reportedly working to clear his name of any wrongdoing. For the time being, Silva's next bout opportunity will be put on hold.
Late Greenville withdrawal
MiddleweightUFC
Out
June 16, 2019
Silva has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming UFC Greenville matchup against Deron Winn, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
It's a tough break for Winn in particular, who is now looking for his third opponent just six days before the scheduled event. It's unclear exactly what is putting Silva's UFC debut on hold. Whether it's injury or travel difficulties, more information should surface in the coming weeks.
Set for debut in Greenville
MiddleweightUFC
Out
May 16, 2019
Silva will make his UFC debut against Deron Winn at UFC Greenville on June 23, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
ANALYSIS
Silva has accrued a 19-6 professional record in a career dating back to 2010, but has won 14 of his last 15 fights overall. He most recently competed under the banner of M-1 Global, where he knocked out Artem Frolov in the main event to earn the middleweight championship. Through his career, 16 of his 19 victories have been earned by KO/TKO, though "Blindado" has yet to score a submission. The biggest strength of Winn is his wrestling, however, so he'll presumably look to negate Silva's finishing power via the takedown.