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Gregory Rodrigues

Middleweight Division

12-4-0 (W-L-D)


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Gregory Rodrigues

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Learn more about Gregory Rodrigues' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Trains at
Sanford MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jun. 05, 2021
Leg reach

Fighter Facts 

  • Pro since 2014
  • Six wins by KO, three by submission (2 armbar, heel hook)
  • Five first round finishes
  • 4-1 with 3 KOs since DWCS appearance
  • Has won four of his last five
  • Owns 2018 submission win over UFC vet Edilberto Crocota
  • Origin of nickname: “I fight like a robot.”

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(6/18/22) Rodrigues knocked out Julian Marquez at 3:18 of the first round 
UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) Rodrigues lost a three-round split decision to Armen Petrosyan
UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Rodrigues knocked out Junyong Park at 3:13 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (6/5/21) Rodrigues won a three-round unanimous decision over Dusko Todorovic

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4
Episode seven
(9/15/20) Rodrigues was knocked out by Jordan Williams at 2:19 of the first round


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was five years old with my dad in capoeira. At eight years old I started training jiu-jitsu under Senseí Henrique Machado in Manaus, Brazil (He is Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s jiu-jitsu coach). I’ve always competed a lot in jiu-jitsu and I won many important titles in jiu-jitsu. I was an eight-time national jiu-jitsu champion, jiu-jitsu world champion, professional world champion in Abu Dhabi and I got second place in Pan-American wrestling. Since then, I never stopped training. In 2014, I moved to Rio de Janeiro to start my professional MMA career.
What ranks and titles have you held? I earned about 200 medals in jiu-jitsu and wrestling competitions around the world. In MMA I already have two belts. I am JAGUAR COMBAT middleweight champion and I am SMASH GLOBAL middleweight champion.
Do you have any heroes? My dad always was my hero. He and my mom gave all the support for me to continue training. I come from a humble family in Brazil, but they give all for me to follow my dream.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It makes a child’s dream come true. My family and I always watched great fighters on TV, and I imagined being one of them. So now it is my turn, to show the world who I am.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I didn’t go to college. My life was training and competing.
What was your job before you started fighting? Since childhood I was an athlete. My job was to train and to compete.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite Striking technique: Knees