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