Junior
Dos Santos
17-3-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #2 Heavyweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 13 fights.
Record: 17-3-0
Summary: Boxing, strength, KO power

Fighter Info

Nickname: Cigano
From: Santa Catarina Brazil
Fights Out Of: Salvador, Bahia Brazil
Age: 31
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 238 lb ( 108 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1519
47% Successful
708
Types of Successful Strikes
0
708
79% Standing
12%
562
87
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

Biography

TRAINING: In the mornings, I train boxing, train Muay Thai, wrestling - I alternate them. I come back home, have lunch and rest a bit, then I go to my second practice of the day in the afternoon. Afternoon sessions are either jiu-jitsu or strength and conditioning.

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 11 of 13 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
34-9-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Lyoto Machida
Lyoto Machida
22-7-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Gabriel Gonzaga
Gabriel Gonzaga
16-10-0
( 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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