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Josh Silveira is thriving heading into the PFL playoffs in part thanks to father

Josh Silveira: After an undefeated run to start his MMA career, including an LFA title, Josh Silvera exploded onto the PFL scene this year.

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Silveira won the LFA middleweight title in 2021. And although he only had one regular-season fight for the PFL in the 2022 campaign, he made the most of it with a first-round knockout of Martin Hamlett.

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6 points weren’t enough to get him into the playoffs, but he slipped into the four-man light heavyweight bracket when Antonio Carlos Jr. was eliminated. On Friday, Silveira (9-0) has a big test against Omari Akhmedov (23-7-1) in New York. A win would put him in the $1 million final later this year.

Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Silveira is finding a lot of success early in his MMA career. His father and the head coach is Conan Silveira, who had a pair of fights in the UFC in 1997.

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