December 12, 1977 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|Division||Light Heavyweight (1997-2007)
|Style||Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Fighting out of||Rondonópolis, Brazil|
|Team||Chute Boxe Academy
|Rank||black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, Ex Wife|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Evangelista Santos (Portuguese pronunciation: [evɐ̃ʒeˈlistɐ ˈsɐ̃tus] born December 12, 1977) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who is a member of the Chute Boxe Academy. He has fought in Strikeforce, Pride Fighting Championship, Cage Rage, International Vale Tudo Championships, Pancrase, Jungle Fight, and World Victory Road.
Mixed martial arts career
Santos turned professional when he was 20 years old and began his career 2-0 before facing legendary Brazilian fighter Jose "Pele" Landi-Jons, losing by TKO. Santos won his first two fights with the British Cage Rage organization before returning to Brazil's Jungle Fight, winning over future KSW Middleweight Champion Michal Materla by knockout, which is Materla's only knockout loss of his career to date. Santos then fought against Dutch kickboxer Melvin "No Mercy" Manhoef for the Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship. The two fought a highly-entertaining bout, trading punches but Santos ultimately lost after being knocked out. Santos won his next two fights, including a majority decision over future UFC veteran Francis Carmont before making his debut in PRIDE FC.
Pride Fighting Championships
Santos made his debut in Japan's PRIDE FC against submission specialist Kazuhiro Nakamura, losing by a keylock submission. His next fight with the Japanese organization was against Japanese professional boxer Yosuke Nishijima, which Santos won by a rear-naked choke submission.
World Victory Road
Santos fought again for the Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship against James Zikic but lost by unanimous decision. Santos also lost his next fight against Armenian superstar Gegard Mousasi by TKO before making his debut in World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships against Makoto Takimoto, winning by an achilles lock. Santos fought once more for the Japanese organization against future UFC veteran Siyar Bahadurzada, losing by TKO after receiving an arm injury.
Santos made his Strikeforce debut June 19, 2009 and headlined the Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg event, but came up short against former King of the Cage Middleweight Champion Joey Villasenor losing by a split decision. In his next fight, he went on to face and defeat Marius Zaromskis, who battled Nick Diaz for the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight Title.
Santos was due to fight Paul Daley at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson but was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. Santos fought Strikeforce newcomer Jordan Mein on September 10, 2011 at Strikeforce World Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov. After a grueling back and forth fight "Cyborg" was defeated by Mein via TKO due to Elbows in the third round handing "Cyborg" back to back defeats, Santos has now suffered his fourth loss in his last six fights.
After a long period of inactivity, Santos requested his release from Strikeforce to fight more consistently. His request was granted.
Santos was expected to face Pete Spratt at Legacy Fighting Championship 17 on February 1, 2013. However Santos was forced to pull out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by Dan Hornbuckle.
Santos has a daughter from a previous relationship.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|34 matches||19 wins||15 losses|
|Win||19–15||Elton Rodrigues||TKO (punches)||Warriors of God||August 17, 2013||1||1:37||Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Loss||18–15||Jordan Mein||TKO (elbows)||Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov||September 10, 2011||3||3:18||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||18–14||Nick Diaz||Submission (armbar)||Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg||January 29, 2011||2||4:50||San Jose, California, United States||For Strikeforce Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||18–13||Marius Žaromskis||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Los Angeles||June 16, 2010||1||2:38||Los Angeles, California, United States||Debut at 170 lb|
|Win||17–13||Daniel Zarate||TKO (head kick and punches)||Samurai Fight Combat 2||December 12, 2009||1||1:41||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Loss||16–13||Joey Villasenor||Decision (split)||Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg||June 19, 2009||3||5:00||Kent, Washington, United States|
|Loss||16–12||Siyar Bahadurzada||TKO (arm injury)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 5||September 28, 2008||1||0:35||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||16–11||Makoto Takimoto||Submission (achilles lock)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 1||March 5, 2008||1||4:51||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||15–11||Gegard Mousasi||TKO (punches)||HCF: Destiny||February 1, 2008||1||3:42||Calgary, Canada||Debut at 185 lb|
|Loss||15–10||James Zikic||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Rage 21||April 21, 2007||5||5:00||London, England||For Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||15–9||Yosuke Nishijima||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Pride Final Conflict Absolute||September 10, 2006||1||3:24||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||14–9||Kazuhiro Nakamura||Submission (keylock)||Pride Critical Countdown Absolute||July 1, 2006||1||4:49||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||14–8||Francis Carmont||Decision (majority)||WFC: Europe vs Brazil||May 20, 2006||3||5:00||Koper, Slovenia|
|Win||13–8||Roberto Godoi||Decision (unanimous)||Show Fight 4||April 6, 2006||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||12–8||Melvin Manhoef||KO (punches)||Cage Rage 15||February 4, 2006||2||3:51||London, England||For Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||12–7||Michal Materla||KO (punches)||Jungle Fight 5||November 26, 2005||2||2:03||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||11–7||Darren Little||TKO (corner stoppage)||Cage Rage 13: No Fear||September 10, 2005||1||0:55||London, England|
|Win||10–7||Kassim Annan||Submission (stomps and soccer kicks)||Meca World Vale Tudo 12||July 9, 2005||1||3:43||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||9–7||Mark Epstein||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage 11: Face Off||April 30, 2005||1||2:16||London, England|
|Loss||8–7||Antony Rea||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage 10: Deliverance||February 26, 2005||2||1:55||London, England|
|Loss||8–6||Yuki Kondo||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Brave 10||November 7, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||8–5||Claudio Godoi||TKO (punches)||Conquista Fight 1||December 20, 2003||3||2:23||Bahia, Brazil|
|Win||8–4||Lucas Lopes||TKO (punches and leg kick)||Jungle Fight 1||September 13, 2003||2||4:08||Manaus, Brazil|
|Loss||7–4||Mauricio Rua||TKO (punches)||Meca World Vale Tudo 9||August 1, 2003||1||8:12||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||7–3||Gabriel Santos||KO (knee)||K-NOCK||July 23, 2003||1||1:01||Rio De Janiero, Brazil|
|Win||6–3||Osami Shibuya||KO (punch)||Pancrase: Hybrid 5||May 18, 2003||1||1:20||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||5–3||Silvio de Souza||KO (punch)||Meca World Vale Tudo 7||November 8, 2002||1||0:10||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Loss||4–3||Angelo Araujo||TKO (punches)||IVC 14: USA vs Brazil||November 11, 2001||1||8:46||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Win||4–2||Jefferson Silva||KO (punch)||IVC 14: USA vs Brazil||November 11, 2001||1||2:28||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Win||3–2||Aaron Sullivan||TKO (punches)||IVC 14: USA vs Brazil||November 11, 2001||1||0:13||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Loss||2–2||Jorge Magalhaes||Decision (unanimous)||Heroes 2||June 30, 2001||1||12:00||Rio De Janiero, Brazil|
|Loss||2–1||Jose Landi-Jons||TKO (punches)||BVF 8: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 2||November 20, 1997||1||8:18||Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Adriano Verdelli||Submission (punches)||BVF 8: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 2||November 20, 1997||1||1:56||Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Roberto Pereira||Submission (rear-naked choke)||BVF 8: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 2||November 20, 1997||1||2:37||Brazil|
- Team Chute Boxe. Team Chute Boxe Member Page
- "Strikeforce: Nick Diaz vs Evangelista Santos booked for Jan. 29 in San Jose". mmamania.com. 2010-12-22.
- "Cyborg Out Of Strikeforce Bout With Daley On July 30th". YourMMA.tv. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
- "Evangelista 'Cyborg' Santos, Pete Spratt to Headline Legacy Fighting Championship 17". Sherdog.com. 2012-12-2.
- "Training Injury Postpones Evangelista 'Cyborg' Santos' Legacy Fighting Championship Debut". Sherdog.com. 2013-1-3.
- "12 Questions for Cris 'Cyborg'Santos". Sherdog. 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-01-30.