Report: Former Bellator Competitor Sergio da Silva Arrested for Alleged Bank Robbery
By: Tristen Critchfield Aug 31, 2017
Fifteen-fight mixed martial arts veteran Sergio da
Silva was arrested for an alleged bank robbery in Queens, N.Y.
on Aug. 24, according to
Da Silva reportedly stole approximately $50,000 from a Citibank in
Queens. The 31-year-old allegedly entered the facility wearing a
ski mask and carrying a gun. He jumped over the class counter in
the teller area and made threats with his weapon.
Da Silva was alone, according to the report, and police were able
to identify him by his fingerprints at the scene. The fighter, who
reportedly lives on the same street at the bank, was arrested on
Nicknamed “The Savage,” da Silva last appeared in the cage at
Bellator 180 at Madison Square Garden on June 24, losing to
Rizzo via third-round submission. Da Silva owns a 6-9 career
mark and has also competed numerous times for the Cage Fury
Fighting Championships promotion. Other notable opponents for da
Silva include UFC veterans Aljamain
Sterling and Alptekin
Ozkilic, both of whom defeated him via unanimous decision early
in his career.