Born in Rio Dejenairo, Brazil the parents of Jay Silva brought him to America where he was raised on the tough streets of Queens, NY. Being influenced by The Ultimate Fighter reality tv show, Jay Silva decided to train to become a mixed martial artist himself. The former bouncer was quickly noticed by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and invited to move to Huntington Beach, CA to train alongside of him. The Team Rampage prospect currently boasts an impressive 5-1 record, all wins coming by stoppage. The Brazilian native is a well rounded MMA fighter that is currently contracted by the UFC. When asked about his style of fighting, Jay smiles and replies: "I like to bang". The talented striker is trained by the world renowned boxing coach Freddy Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Los Angeles. But don't be fooled, Jay's also a wizard on the ground. The Brazilian Jiujitsu purple belt also trains out of the highly respected Gazze Academy under MMA Trainer and Brazilian Jiujitsu Specialist Paulo Sergio Gazze, Jr.