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|Alexandre Fernandes Dantas|
March 1, 1979 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||238 lb (108 kg; 17.0 st)|
|Team||Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Alexandre "Cafe" Dantas (born March 1, 1979) is a Brazilian retired mixed martial artist. He competed in the Heavyweight division. He lost his last fight at UFC 41 against Gan McGee on February 28, 2003. He is a 3 times world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the 2002 champion in the open division Brazilian Championship, a 5 times Rio de Janeiro jiu-jitsu champion, the 2007 champion of de ADCC trials in Brazil, the Brazilian Teams Champion at Gracie Barra team, 3 time champion of Brazil X USA jiu-jitsu, 3 time Pan-American jiu-jitsu champion, the 2000 USA Jiu-jitsu champion, 5 time champion of the open division of Copa Café Jiu-jitsu in MIguel Pereira - Rio de Janeiro, among other championships.
Dantas has notable wins in Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition over Rodrigo "Comprido", Gabriel Gonzaga, Fabricio Werdum, "Marcelinho" Garcia, Demian Maia, Bruno Bastos, Fernando Augusto “Tererê”, Marcio "Corleta", and others.
Dantas had a 30 minute controversial fight with Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira in the USA ADCC trials, Minotauro was believed to have tapped out on a guillotine choke at the same time the ring's rope broke. The fight was restarted, with both fighters starting in standing positions. Minotauro eventually won by 2 points.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|2 matches||0 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||0-2||Gan McGee||TKO (strikes)||UFC 41||February 28, 2003||1||4:49||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J.|||
|Loss||0-1||Yuki Kondo||TKO (strikes)||UFC 27||September 22, 2000||3||2:28||Louisiana, United States|||