Cristiano Marcello

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Cristiano Marcello
Born (1977-12-03) December 3, 1977 (age 36)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Reach 72.5 in (184 cm)
Fighting out of Rondônia, Brazil
Team Chute Boxe Academy (1998-2009)
Gracie Humaitá
Team Alpha Male (occasionally)
CM System (2009-present)
Trainer Rickson Gracie
Urijah Faber
Royler Gracie
Rank 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active 1998-2014
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 13
By knockout 2
By submission 9
By decision 2
Losses 6
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 3
Notable students Maurício Rua
Wanderlei Silva
Cris Cyborg
Murilo Rua
Kazushi Sakuraba
Daniel Acácio
Bruno Carvalho-Gomes (CWFC)
Bruno Carvalho (Bellator)
Mariusz Linke
Evangelista Cyborg
Assuerio Silva
Marlon Mathias (EliteXC)
Hélio Dipp (Jungle Fight)
Jean Silva (PRIDE)
Andre Amade
José Landi-Jons (Titan Fighting Championships)
Marcos Antonio Santana (Shooto)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: May 16, 2013

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[edit]

Pride Fighting Championships[edit]

Cristiano fought for PRIDE Fighting Championships at the PRIDE Bushido 12 in August 2006.

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.[3]

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.[4]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In February 2012, it was revealed that Marcello was selected to be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Live.[5] In the opening round, Marcello defeated Jared Carlsten by submission to qualify as one of the 16 fighters to live in the TUF house.[6]

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.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Marcello fought fellow cast member Sam Sicilia on June 1, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale.[8] Marcello lost via second round KO due to a flurry of knees and punches.

Cristiano made his return against Reza Madadi on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153.[9] He won the fight via a controversial split decision. The decision was controversial since most major MMA outlets scored the bout for Madadi. [10][11][12][13]

Marcello took on UFC newcomer and World Victory Road veteran Kazuki Tokudome at UFC on Fuel TV 8 on March 2, 2013.[14] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Marcello faced Joe Proctor on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36.[15] 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.[16]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Nitrix Champion Fight
    • Nitrix Lightweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 MunozHector Munoz Submission (rear naked choke) Art of War 3 September 1, 2007 1 4:58 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 7–2 KaplanDave 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 KimDo Hyung Kim TKO (cut) MARS World Grand Prix April 29, 2006 1 1:20 Seoul, South Korea Fought at Welterweight
Win 5–1 CostaJaydson Costa Submission (triangle choke) Meca World Vale Tudo 7 November 8, 2002 1 3:23 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 4–1 AzeredoLuiz Azeredo Submission (knees) Meca World Vale Tudo 6 January 31, 2002 1 8:30 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 4–0 AlmeidaFernando Almeida Submission (rear naked choke) Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 2 August 8, 1998 2 5:00 Amazonas, Brazil
Win 3–0 CorumbaRicardo Corumba Submission (armbar) Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 2 August 8, 1998 1 4:05 Amazonas, Brazil
Win 2–0 PeresRay Peres KO (stomps and punches) Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1 April 25, 1998 3 3:50 Amazonas, Brazil
Win 1–0 de SouzaClaudio de Souza Submission (triangle choke) Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1 April 25, 1998 1 4:37 Amazonas, Brazil

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 United States Justin Lawrence KO (punch) The Ultimate Fighter: Live March 23, 2012 2 3:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1–0 United States 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

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sherdog.com/fighter/Cristiano-Marcello-3530
  2. ^ Matt Erickson (March 3, 2013). "UFC on FUEL TV 8 results: Kazuki Tokudome stifles Cristiano Marcello". MMAjunkie.com. 
  3. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2008/9/28/623619/krazy-horse-vs-cristiano-m
  4. ^ http://cmsystem.wordpress.com/
  5. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 15' cast unveiled with 32 lightweight fighters". MMAJunkie.com. February 27, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Episode No. 3 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Live'". MMAJunkie.com. March 23, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "TUF Live Finale adds Marcello-Sicilia". MMAJunkie.com. May 23, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi added to UFC 153 in Brazil". MMAJunkie.com. July 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ "UFC 153 play-by-play and live results". mmajunkie.com. 2012-10-13. 
  11. ^ "UFC 153 results play-by-play". sherdog.com. 2012-10-13. 
  12. ^ "UFC 153 play-by-play Reza Madadi vs Cristiano Marcello". mmaweekly.com. 2012-10-13. 
  13. ^ "UFC 153 live facebook FX results". bloodyelbow.com. 2012-10-13. 
  14. ^ "Marcello-Tokudome set for UFC on Fuel TV 8". mmajunkie.com. December 12, 2012. 
  15. ^ Staff (2013-11-26). "Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor slated for UFC Fight Night 36". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  16. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-04-12). "UFC lightweight Cristiano Marcello retires from MMA". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12.