Junior
Dos Santos
18-4-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #4 Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Fight of the Night / 3 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 15 fights.
Record: 18-4-0
Summary: Boxing, strength, KO power

Fighter Info

Nickname: Cigano
From: Santa Catarina Brazil
Fights Out Of: Salvador, Bahia Brazil
Age: 32
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 238 lb ( 108 kg )
Reach 77"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1812
49% Successful
887
Types of Successful Strikes
0
887
83% Standing
740
88
59
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
8
63% Successful
5
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
3
0
Takedown Defense
80
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Junior Dos Santos
Apr 10, 2016
77
157
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Junior Dos Santos
Dec 19, 2015
22
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Junior Dos Santos
Dec 13, 2014
123
89
1
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Junior Dos Santos
Oct 19, 2013
123
46
2
0
1
1
1
0
R5 KO/TKO
Win
Junior Dos Santos
May 25, 2013
74
29
1
0
0
0
2
0
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Junior Dos Santos
Dec 29, 2012
57
111
0
11
0
0
0
3
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Junior Dos Santos
May 26, 2012
59
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Junior Dos Santos
Nov 12, 2011
7
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Junior Dos Santos
Jun 11, 2011
20
88
1
2
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Junior Dos Santos
Aug 7, 2010
40
130
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Junior Dos Santos
Mar 21, 2010
20
9
0
1
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Junior Dos Santos
Jan 2, 2010
14
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Junior Dos Santos
Sep 19, 2009
70
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Junior Dos Santos
UFC 95: Sanchez vs Stevenson
Feb 21, 2009
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Junior Dos Santos
Oct 25, 2008
7
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night

Biography

TRAINING: I'm doing two training sessions per day from Monday to Friday, and on Saturday only one workout in the morning. I'm working hard on my grappling skills, but of course without forgetting my main weapon, which is to fight standing and look for the knockout. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with Jiu-Jitsu in 2005, afterwards I met Dorea, who introduced me to Boxing

What ranks and titles have you held? Bahia State Jiu-Jitsu Champion; Bahia State Submission Champion

Do you have any heroes? Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's the biggest organization, and it's a dream that quickly became true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

Specific accomplishments in pro competition?
TKO at MTL

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Jiu-Jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: On my back

Favorite striking technique: Clean strikes

• Has won 12 of 15 UFC bouts

• Mentored by former interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira

• Coach on season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter

• 13 wins by KO, one by submission (guillotine)

• Nickname means “Gypsy” in Portuguese

• Awarded Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt by Yuri Carlton on December 8, 2012

Career

Trained With

Minotauro Nogueira
Minotauro Nogueira
34-10-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Lyoto Machida
Lyoto Machida
22-7-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Gabriel Gonzaga
Gabriel Gonzaga
17-11-0
( W-L-D )
Mirko Cro Cop
Mirko Cro Cop
31-11-2, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Fabricio Werdum UFC® 90 SILVA vs COTE

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