Video: Former UFC Fighter Antonio Silva Knocked Out By Russian Neo-Nazi In Boxing Match

"Bigfoot" suffered another hard loss in a different combat sport this time

Antonio Silva, vyacheslav datsik
Credit: Matysek (via Twitter)

Antonio Silva got knocked out in his recent outing in Russia.

Former UFC title challenger Antonio Silva is going through a skid in his professional career that saw him drop seven in a row. A fortnight ago, Silva took on Oleg Popov in the headlining bout at MMA Series 53 in Moscow on June 24. Popov dominated his adversary outstriking him massively before delivering the brutal knockout in the opening seconds of round two.

History repeated itself again in another outing.

Antonio Silva knocked out in a boxing match

Soon after his loss to Popov, “Bigfoot” faced Vyacheslav Datsik in a boxing match on Friday. Datsik seemed to be in control from the get-go in the opening round. He scored a knockdown on Silva with a punch that appeared to have come after the bell.

Much like his previous loss, Silva was handily dispatched by Datsik in the second round by TKO. Datsik pushed Silva into a corner of the ring and started teeing off on him. Following a measure with his left, he kind of held Silva in place to land a massive right hand straight at him.

Silva had to bear the brunt of quite many strikes with the right and left before the referee called a stop to the contest. The heavyweight Brazilian did not appear to be in his senses right after the blow and needed to be walked back to his corner by the referee.

Datsik’s troubled criminal past

Viacheslav Datsik gained notoriety stemming from his neo-Nazi beliefs. As a professional fighter, he competed in his home country of Russia between 1999 and 2006, managing a record of 6-9.

Since his time off from competition, Datsik was more proactive with his criminal behavior, conducting vigilante raids on brothels. In March 2007, he was detained for his involvement in the armed robbery of multiple mobile phone stores in St. Petersburg.

“The Red Tarzan” reportedly had obsessive ideas about antisemitic and anti-Christian sentiments. Although he avoided criminal charges based on being reported as a schizophrenic, he was sent to a psychiatry clinic in July 2010.

Published on July 8, 2022 at 1:59 pm
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