December 3, 1977 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Residence||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||72.5 in (184 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Rondônia, Brazil|
|Team||Chute Boxe Academy (1998-2009)
Team Alpha Male (occasionally)
CM System (2009-present)
|Rank||4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable students||Maurício Rua
Bruno Carvalho-Gomes (CWFC)
Bruno Carvalho (Bellator)
Marlon Mathias (EliteXC)
Hélio Dipp (Jungle Fight)
Jean Silva (PRIDE)
José Landi-Jons (Titan Fighting Championships)
Marcos Antonio Santana (Shooto)
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Cristiano Marcello da Silva (born December 3, 1977) is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist and former Chute Boxe BJJ head coach who formerly fought for the UFC. Cristiano competed in the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 1998, 1999 and again in 2001. Marcello was also a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Live.
Mixed martial arts career
Pride Fighting Championships
Marcello is widely known for a backstage altercation at PRIDE Shockwave 2005 in which Charles Bennett insulted the Chute Boxe Academy and Wanderlei Silva resulting in a fight between Marcello and Bennett, and Marcello put Bennett to sleep with a triangle choke before the fight was broken up.
In January 2009, Marcello left the Chute Boxe Academy in Curitiba to go full on with his own martial arts academy, CM System, which opened its doors in March 2009. Despite leaving Chute Boxe, Marcello is still considered a BJJ coach, and continues to train Chute Boxe fighters out of his own gym.
The Ultimate Fighter
In February 2012, it was revealed that Marcello was selected to be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Live. In the opening round, Marcello defeated Jared Carlsten by submission to qualify as one of the 16 fighters to live in the TUF house.
Marcello was selected as Team Faber's second pick (fourth overall). In the second fight of the first round, Marcello was selected to fight Justin Lawrence, Team Cruz's first overall pick. He was knocked out by Lawrence at 3:15 of the second round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Cristiano made his return against Reza Madadi on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153. He won the fight via a controversial split decision. The decision was controversial since most major MMA outlets scored the bout for Madadi. 
Marcello faced Joe Proctor on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36. He lost the fight via unanimous decision and announced his retirement 2 months later to focus more on his gym and coaching, Marcello also plans to compete in the ADCC for the first time in his grappling career.
Championships and accomplishments
- Nitrix Champion Fight
- Nitrix Lightweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||13 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||13–6||Joe Proctor||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi||February 15, 2014||3||5:00||Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil|
|Loss||13–5||Kazuki Tokudome||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann||March 3, 2013||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||13–4||Reza Madadi||Decision (split)||UFC 153||October 13, 2012||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||12–4||Sam Sicilia||KO (knees & punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale||June 1, 2012||2||2:53||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12–3||Oriol Gaset||Decision (majority)||Nitrix Champion Fight 6||February 19, 2011||5||5:00||Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil||Won the Nitrix Lightweight Championship|
|Win||11–3||Freddy Thole||Submission (triangle choke)||Desert Force Championship 1||December 8, 2010||1||4:01||Amman, Jordan|
|Win||10–3||Guido Canetti||Submission (rear naked choke)||Bitetti Combat 8: 100 Years of Corinthians||December 4, 2010||1||1:52||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||9–3||Alejandro Solano Rodriguez||TKO (punches)||Bitetti Combat 7||May 28, 2010||2||2:58||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||9–2||Emiliano Vatti||Submission (armbar)||Bitetti Combat 6||February 25, 2010||1||1:05||Brasília, Brazil|
|Win||8–2||Hector Munoz||Submission (rear naked choke)||Art of War 3||September 1, 2007||1||4:58||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||7–2||Dave Kaplan||Submission (triangle choke)||Fury FC 2: Final Combat||November 30, 2006||2||2:37||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||6–2||Mitsuhiro Ishida||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 12||August 26, 2006||2||5:00||Aichi Prefecture, Japan|
|Win||6–1||Do Hyung Kim||TKO (cut)||MARS World Grand Prix||April 29, 2006||1||1:20||Seoul, South Korea||Fought at Welterweight|
|Win||5–1||Jaydson Costa||Submission (triangle choke)||Meca World Vale Tudo 7||November 8, 2002||1||3:23||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Loss||4–1||Luiz Azeredo||Submission (knees)||Meca World Vale Tudo 6||January 31, 2002||1||8:30||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Fernando Almeida||Submission (rear naked choke)||Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 2||August 8, 1998||2||5:00||Amazonas, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Ricardo Corumba||Submission (armbar)||Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 2||August 8, 1998||1||4:05||Amazonas, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Ray Peres||KO (stomps and punches)||Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1||April 25, 1998||3||3:50||Amazonas, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Claudio de Souza||Submission (triangle choke)||Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1||April 25, 1998||1||4:37||Amazonas, Brazil|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Professional record breakdown|
|2 matches||1 win||1 loss|
|Loss||1–1||Justin Lawrence||KO (punch)||The Ultimate Fighter: Live||March 23, 2012||2||3:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jared Carlsten||Submission (rear naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Live||March 9, 2012||1||2:43||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||1 round TUF entry fight|
- Professional MMA record for Cristiano Marcello from Sherdog
- The Official Site of CM System (Portuguese)
- The Official Blog of CM System (Portuguese)
- Matt Erickson (March 3, 2013). "UFC on FUEL TV 8 results: Kazuki Tokudome stifles Cristiano Marcello". MMAjunkie.com.
- "'The Ultimate Fighter 15' cast unveiled with 32 lightweight fighters". MMAJunkie.com. February 27, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
- "Mixed martial arts results, Season 15 - The Ultimate Fighter". State of Nevada, Department of Business and Industry Athletic Commission. March 9, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
- "Episode No. 3 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Live'". MMAJunkie.com. March 23, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
- "TUF Live Finale adds Marcello-Sicilia". MMAJunkie.com. May 23, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
- "Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi added to UFC 153 in Brazil". MMAJunkie.com. July 19, 2012.
- "UFC 153 play-by-play and live results". mmajunkie.com. 2012-10-13.
- "UFC 153 results play-by-play". sherdog.com. 2012-10-13.
- "UFC 153 play-by-play Reza Madadi vs Cristiano Marcello". mmaweekly.com. 2012-10-13.
- "UFC 153 live facebook FX results". bloodyelbow.com. 2012-10-13.
- "Marcello-Tokudome set for UFC on Fuel TV 8". mmajunkie.com. December 12, 2012.
- Staff (2013-11-26). "Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor slated for UFC Fight Night 36". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
- Guilherme Cruz (2014-04-12). "UFC lightweight Cristiano Marcello retires from MMA". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12.