Junior Dos Santos - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Junior
Dos Santos
19-5-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #7 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 17 fights.
Record: 19-5-0
Summary: Boxing, strength, KO power

Fighter Info

Nickname: Cigano
From: Santa Catarina Brazil
Fights Out Of: Salvador, Bahia Brazil
Age: 34
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 238 lb ( 108 kg )
Reach 77"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
2078
49% Successful
1009
Types of Successful Strikes
0
1009
85% Standing
862
88
59
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
9
56% 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
Jul 14, 2018
110
51
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Junior Dos Santos
May 13, 2017
26
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
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
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 stuck to my regular schedule of twice daily training, six days per week, alternating between conditioning, grappling, standup, and sparring.

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.

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

  • Has won 13 of 17 UFC bouts
  • Was 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
  • Has won 14 of last 18

Career

Trained With

Minotauro Nogueira
Minotauro Nogueira
34-10-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Lyoto Machida
Lyoto Machida
24-8-0
( 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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