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Johnny Eduardo

Bantamweight Division

28-13-0 (W-L-D)

10

Wins by Knockout

11

Wins by Submission

7

Wins by Decision

Johnny Eduardo

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Johnny Eduardo's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Trains at
Nova Uniao - Rio de Janeiro
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Age
43
Height
67.00
Weight
135.50
Octagon Debut
Aug. 27, 2011
Reach
71.00
Leg reach
38.50

Fighter Facts

  • Has won 14 of his last 19 and four of his last seven
     
  • 11 wins by submission (2 heel hook, ankle lock, 4 RNC, triangle, arm triangle, armbar, anaconda), 10 by knockout
     
  • 14 first round finishes
     
  • Pro since 1996

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (10/2/21) Eduardo was submitted by Alejandro Perez via armbar at 4:13 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (6/1/18) Eduardo was submitted by Nathaniel Wood via D’Arce choke at 2:18 of the second round
UFC 212 (6/3/17) Eduardo was stopped by Matthew Lopez via strikes at 2:57 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/19/16) Eduardo stopped Manvel Gamburyan via strikes at :46 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (12/10/15) Eduardo was submitted by Aljamain Sterling via guillotine choke at 4:18 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (5/10/14) Eduardo knocked out Eddie Wineland at 4:37 of the first round
UFC on FUEL TV (5/15/12) Eduardo won a three round unanimous decision over Jeff Curran
UFC 134 (8/27/11) Eduardo lost a three round unanimous decision to Raphael Assuncao

 

Q&A

TRAINING: I have practiced Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling and a lot of Muay Thai.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training very early at 7 years old.  My father had a Kung Fu academy where they also had Karate and Taekwondo so I was always around the mats.  I wanted to be as good as my father.  After some time I went on to train Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu, and at 17 I started fighting MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held? Rio de Janeiro State Jiu Jitsu Champion, 3 x Brazilian Muay Thai Champion, 2 x Rio de Janeiro State Muay Thai Champion
Do you have any heroes? Master Luis Alves who passed away last year; he was a man that helped shape who I am today.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream come true that I have been waiting for.  I persisted in my fighting career and now it pays off as I prepare to fight in the biggest event in the world.
What was your job before you started fighting? I had a lot of jobs. I sold ice cream on the beach, was a security guard, I have taught Muay Thai and MMA classes and many other jobs that helped me get through and survive.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? The biggest accomplishment in my career was when I realized I was capable of winning fights and make a living, doing what I love to do.
If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: Jiu Jitsu purple belt
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine, triangle
Favorite striking technique: Knees