André Amade

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André Amade
Born (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 30)
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Dida
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)
Division Lightweight
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil
Team Evolução Thai
Kings MMA
Chute Boxe Academy (formerly)
Rank purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Kickboxing record
Total 5
Wins 1
By knockout 1
Losses 4
By knockout 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 6
By knockout 4
By decision 2
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

André "Dida" Amade (1983) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and Muay Thai kickboxer who has competed in the Japanese promotions Dream and K-1 Hero's.[1][2] He is known for his exciting fighting style, often utilizing flying knees and spinning kicks, as well as his colorful entrances often sporting a mask and dancing his way to the ring. He is the head trainer of Evolução Thai. He was a coach in The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, but he was involved in a brawl between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, when Amade jumped in and punched Sonnen repeatedly in the back of the head.

Career[edit]

Amade made his professional debut in 2004, and started off his career 3-0-1 in his home country of Brazil before making his Japanese debut against future DREAM Featherweight Champion Hiroyuki Takaya for the K-1 Hero's organization. Amade received his first career loss against fellow Brazilian Gesias Calvacante by an armbar submission in the final of the 2007 K-1 Hero's Lightweight Grand Prix Tournament, Calvacante had won the tournament in the previous year as well.

Until late 2007 Amade trained at the Chute Boxe Academy in Curitiba, Brazil and was able to gain a purple belt BJJ under coach Cristiano Marcello during his time there.[3] Amado formerly competed in K-1 HERO'S and entered the DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix, losing in the opening round of the tournament to Eddie Alvarez by first round TKO. He lost his last fight to Katsunori Kikuno at Dream 10 on 20 July 2009. "Dida" most recently faced former EliteXC Lightweight Champion KJ Noons at DREAM.13 at 22 March 2010.[4] He lost via unanimous decision, after being uncharacteristically tentative during the fight, seemingly looking for a more counter-based approach against the Hawaiian fighter.

In March 2014, Dida announced his plans to make a comeback to both MMA and kickboxing.[5] He re-signed with K-1 in May 2014.[6]

Controversy[edit]

During the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, Amade was brought in as one of the coaches under Wanderlei Silva. During the brawl that broke out between coaches Silva and Chael Sonnen, while the rest of the cast were trying to separate the brawling coaches, Amade joined in the crowd and took the chance to punch Sonnen on the back of the head several times and rip his shirt off. In the aftermath of the brawl, he was filmed bragging to his team about his deeds. UFC president Dana White kicked him off the show after the incident, telling the media that Amade "ought to be arrested" for what he did.[7]

Personal life[edit]

On October 20, 2010 Amade was involved in a shooting. Amade and his brother, Mauricio Veio, accepted a ride from a student outside of a popular mixed martial arts gym/academy where Amade had been teaching in Toronto, Canada. An argument erupted outside and two stray bullets entered through the back of the vehicle, one grazing the top of Amade's head, later requiring stitches. The other bullet struck a student sitting beside Amade, in the arm. Amade returned to training for his upcoming fight in the K-1 Max Tournament only three days later and has since opened up his own gym in the area.[8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6–4–1 KJ Noons Decision (unanimous) DREAM.13 22 Mar 2010 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Loss 6–3–1 Katsunori Kikuno TKO (punches) DREAM.10 20 July 2009 1 3:47 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 6–2–1 Eddie Alvarez TKO (punches) DREAM.1 15 March 2008 1 6:47 Saitama, Saitama, Japan DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix opening round
Loss 6–1–1 Gesias Cavalcante Submission (armbar) Hero's 10 17 September 2007 1 4:48 Yokohama, Japan Hero's 2007 Lightweight Grand Prix final.
Win 6–0–1 Caol Uno Decision (unanimous) Hero's 10 17 September 2007 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan Hero's 2007 Lightweight Grand Prix semi-final.
Win 5–0–1 Artur Oumakhanov TKO (punches) Hero's 9 16 July 2007 1 1:20 Yokohama, Japan Hero's 2007 Lightweight Grand Prix quarter-final.
Win 4–0–1 Hiroyuki Takaya TKO (broken nose) Hero's 8 12 March 2007 1 3:29 Nagoya, Japan
Win 3–0–1 Felipe Borges TKO (punches) Storm Samurai 12 25 November 2006 1 0:20 Curitiba, Brazil
Draw 2–0–1 Claudio Mattos Draw Storm Samurai 8 2 July 2005 3 5:00 Brasílial, Brazil
Win 2–0 Sergio Vieira KO (punch) Storm Samurai 6 19 March 2005 1 0:43 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 1–0 Leandro Sousa Decision Storm Samurai 4 7 August 2004 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

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External links[edit]

Professional MMA record for André Amade from Sherdog