Michel Ferreira Da Silva, known by his nickname “Durinho”, is gearing up for a highly anticipated fight at Caged Steel 32 in Doncaster on May 20th. Brazilian born, residing in Ireland, Durinho will be facing off against Kai Holmes (Read more), a Caged Steel veteran of eight appearances, with an undefeated professional record of 2 wins and 0 losses. Hailing from Spennymoor, Kai is the home fighter and will have the support of his fans traveling from Spennymoor to Doncaster, putting pressure on Durinho, who will be the away fighter and may feel like the underdog going into the fight. Keep reading to learn more about Michel Ferreira Da Silva.

Despite the challenges he may face, Durinho is no stranger to adversity. With 14 years of training and 4 years of fighting experience, he has developed a style that combines his grappling expertise in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and wrestling with heavy punches, making him a formidable opponent in the cage. His relentless pressure and determination have earned him a record of 3 wins and 1 loss, showcasing his skill and tenacity as a professional MMA fighter.

Durinho’s motivation to fight goes beyond just the competition itself. He is fuelled by his love for the sport and the desire to inspire his daughter and students to pursue their passions. Fighting is a way for him to express his gratitude to martial arts for saving his life and shaping who he is today.

Coach Benjamin Dave with Michel Da Silva

Training at Shaolin MMA in Ireland, Durinho is supported by a team that brings a diverse mix of styles, with coach Benjamin Dave’s helping him develop his own unique approach to fighting smart. He has been working tirelessly to prepare for his upcoming bout against Kai Holmes, studying his opponent’s fighting style and strategizing to make the most of his own strengths.

As the away fighter, Durinho may face additional pressure from the local crowd supporting Kai Holmes. However, he is no stranger to facing challenges and is determined to bring his A-game to the cage. He is focused on showcasing his grappling skills, heavy punches, and fighting smart to secure a win and make a statement in the MMA world.

Shaolin MMA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class

In addition to his fighting career, Durinho is also a dedicated instructor, sharing his knowledge and skills with his students at Shaolin MMA. He remains committed to being a positive influence in the martial arts community and inspiring others to pursue their passions with determination and resilience.

As the date of Caged Steel 32 approaches, all eyes will be on the matchup between Durinho and Kai Holmes. With Kai’s undefeated record and local support, Durinho may be considered the underdog, but he is ready to rise to the challenge and leave his mark in the cage. Fans can expect an exciting and highly competitive fight as Durinho brings his grappling prowess, heavy punches, and unwavering motivation to the octagon.

Michel Da Silva and Kai Holmes are set to join an electrifying fight card at Caged Steel 32 in Doncaster on May 20th. This highly anticipated event will showcase the talents of fighters from various gyms across the UK and beyond.

Louis Lee Scott / Jack Comby / Cain Morrow / Börkur Kristinsson / Mosecke Becke

Among the notable names on the fight card are Louis ‘Lightning’ Lee Scott from Manchester Top Team, known for his lightning-fast striking and dynamic style. Learn more about him here. Jack Comby from The Lodge in Spennymoor, who is known for his aggressive and powerful fighting style. Cain Morrow from Carlson Gracie Hull, a well-rounded fighter with a proven track record in the cage.

Adding to the international flavor of the event, Börkur Kristinsson from RVK in Iceland will also be stepping into the cage, bringing his unique skill set and fighting style to the mix. Ryan Southern from Sweat Box Gym in Bristol, known for his grappling prowess and submission skills, will also be a force to be reckoned with.

And let’s not forget about Mosecke Becke from Team Renegade in Birmingham, who is known for his striking and aggressive fighting style. With such a diverse and talented lineup of fighters, Caged Steel 32 promises to be a night of thrilling and action-packed fights.

Save the date for Saturday, May 20th, because Caged Steel 32 is set to deliver an epic night of action-packed fights, fierce rivalries, and awe-inspiring athleticism. Held at the iconic Doncaster Dome, right in the heart of England, this event is a must-attend for any MMA fan. With 20 scheduled fights featuring a mix of professional and amateur athletes, the excitement is palpable. Don’t miss out on this action-packed event and make sure to catch Michel Da Silva, aka Durinho, as he takes on Kai Holmes in what promises to be an epic battle at Caged Steel 32.

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