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"Cigano"

Junior Dos Santos

#12 Heavyweight Division • 21-8-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 15
    Wins by Knockout
  • 1
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 48% 48%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
1075
Sig. Strikes Attempted
2234
Grappling accuracy 56% 56%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
5
Takedowns Attempted
9
4.66
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.13
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.33
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.07
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
58
%
Sig. Str. Defense
82
%
Takedown Defense
0.91
Knockdown Ratio
10:59
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
908 (84%)
Clinch
94 (9%)
Ground
73 (7%)

Sig. Str. by target

62% 670 Head 34% 362 Body 4% 43 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
15 (71%)
DEC
5 (24%)
SUB
1 (5%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Dos Santos vs Rozenstruik

    Round
    2
    Time
    03:48
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Blaydes vs Dos Santos

    Round
    2
    Time
    1:06
    Method
    KO/TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Trains at
American Top Team ATT Coconut Creek, FL
Fighting style
Boxer
Age
36
Height
76.00
Weight
238.01
Octagon Debut
Oct. 25, 2008
Reach
77.00
Leg reach
43.00
Q & A

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? Former UFC heavyweight champion, 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

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Jiu-Jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: On my back

Favorite Striking technique: Clean strikes 

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 Junior Dos Santos of Brazil prepares to fight Jairzinho Rozenstruik in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 252 event at UFC APEX on August 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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Junior Dos Santos of Brazil prepares to fight Jairzinho Rozenstruik in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 252 event at UFC APEX on August 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)