September 25, 1987 |
Sao Paulo, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Fighting out of||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Team||Daddis Fight Camp|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Bezerra made his professional MMA debut in July 2008. He quickly established an 8-1 record over the next two years while fighting in his native Brazil. This drew the attention of Bellator Fighting Championships and he was signed with the company in 2011.
He currently trains in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Daddis Fight Camps and at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United alongside Roberto Godoi black belt and MMA fighter Wilson Reis.
Bellator Fighting Championships
Bezzera made his debut for Bellator in June 2011, fighting Sam Jones at Bellator 46. He won the fight via submission in the first round. He subsequently fought Jesse Gross and Scott Heckman and won both fights via submission and TKO.
In his fourth Bellator fight, Bezerra defeated Doug Evans via submission in the first round.
In his fifth Bellator fight, Bezerra defeated Kenny Foster via submission in round 2 to advance to the semifinals of the Bellator Season 6 Featherweight Tournament.
In his sixth Bellator fight, Bezerra was defeated by Marlon Sandro in the Bellator Season 6 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal via split decision.
At Bellator 74, Bezerra was originally scheduled to face The Ultimate Fighter: Live alumni Jeff Smith. However, Smith failed his pre-fight medical and was replaced by Matt McCook in a 157 lb catchweight fight.
Championships and accomplishments
- Cage Fury Fighting Championships
- Cage Fury Fighting Championships Featherweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||17 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||17–4||Levan Makashvili||Decision (unanimous)||CFFC 44: Bezerra vs. Makashvili 2||December 13, 2014||5||5:00||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States||Lost CCFC Featherweight Championship|
|Win||17–3||Levan Makashvili||Decision (majority)||CFFC 38: Felder vs. Johnson||August 9, 2014||5||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Won CCFC Featherweight Championship|
|Win||16–3||Bruno Dias||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Max Sport: 13.3||November 2, 2013||1||3:30||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||15–3||Mike Richman||Decision (split)||Bellator 92||March 7, 2013||3||5:00||Temecula, California, United States||Bellator Season 8 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||15–2||Genair da Silva||Submission (armbar)||Bellator 88||February 7, 2013||1||1:40||Duluth, Georgia, United States||Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||14–2||Matt McCook||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 74||September 28, 2012||1||3:04||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||13–2||Marlon Sandro||Decision (split)||Bellator 64||April 6, 2012||3||5:00||Windsor, Ontario, Canada||Bellator Season 6 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||13–1||Kenny Foster||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 60||March 9, 2012||2||4:57||Hammond, Indiana, United States||Bellator Season 6 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||12–1||Doug Evans||Submission (ankle lock)||Bellator 57||November 12, 2011||1||4:04||Rama, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||11–1||Scott Heckman||TKO (punches)||Bellator 49||September 10, 2011||2||1:38||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||10–1||Jesse Gross||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 47||July 23, 2011||1||1:28||Rama, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||9–1||Sam Jones||Submission (triangle choke)||Bellator 46||June 25, 2011||1||3:27||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||8–1||Luis Rogerio de Agostinho||Submission (rear-naked choke)||First Class Fight 5||October 23, 2010||1||2:26||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||7–1||Ivanildo Santos||Submission (armbar)||Ichigeki - Brazil 2010||July 31, 2010||1||1:58||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||6–1||Will Martinez||Submission (guillotine choke)||Locked in the Cage 4||May 14, 2010||1||1:36||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||5–1||Charles Oliveira||Submission (anaconda choke)||First Class Fight 3||September 18, 2009||2||1:11||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||5–0||Rôdrigo Ruiz||KO (punches)||Max Fight 6||June 20, 2009||1||3:23||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Jonatas Henrique Bernardo||KO (punch)||First Class Fight 2||May 28, 2009||1||2:43||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Sergio Soares||Submission (rear-naked choke)||First Class Fight 1||March 18, 2009||2||1:41||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Munil Adriano||Decision (unanimous)||Max Fight 5||August 23, 2008||3||5:00||Salvador Bahia, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Diego Mercurio||KO (punches)||IFC - Vale Tudo||July 19, 2008||1||1:30||Sao Paulo, Brazil|