September 9, 1978 |
|Other names||The Mastermind|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Team||Brazilian Top Team (Canada)|
|Rank||3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Fábio Holanda (born September 9, 1978) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who practices out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He currently fights in TKO and MFC as a lightweight and is a contender for the title in the former organization.
Born in Natal, Brazil, Holanda is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He received his black belt from Brazilian Top Team (BTT) in Brazil and heads Brazilian Top Team Canada in Montréal, Québec. He also used to train in Muay Thai, boxing and wrestling at Gelinas Academy of Mixed Martial Arts (Gamma), which is headed by Philip Gelinas, an original Dog Brother and 9th degree Kajukenbo black belt. Holanda has trained and cornered some of Canada's most prominent mixed martial artists, including Georges St. Pierre, Patrick Côté, David Loiseau and Ivan Menjivar. Most recently he helped Georges St. Pierre and Patrick Côté prepare for their victories at UFC 74. He has also trained with other UFC veterans like Rashad Evans, Keith Jardine and Nate Marquardt. Holanda most recently opened up his own Brazilian Top Team Canada gym with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Wrestling as the classes offered.
Mixed martial arts career
Holanda's MMA career had a rough start with three consecutive losses as a welterweight to opponents who were then or would go on to be fighters in the UFC. As a lightweight he has fared better, with five victories and two losses. His first win came via a kimura submission over Kultar Gill. He followed this with another submission win, over Gill's teammate Blake Fredrickson.Holanda lost his next bout with UFC veteran Rich Clementi by TKO, in a match where the stoppage and quick stand-ups by the referee were controversial. He pushed on to defeat UFC veteran Alvin Robinson via TKO. Then, after submitting Mike Bell with an armbar, Holanda fought Sam Stout for the TKO lightweight championship belt. Although Holanda controlled the first rounds with take-downs, dominant positioning and submission attempts, he did not answer the bell for the third and Stout retained his title. In his next match, Holanda outstruck Shaun Krysa, earning a victory by Submission do to strikes.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||6 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||6-6||Sean Pierson||KO (punches)||Wreck MMA: Fights for the Troops||December 12, 2009||1||1:41||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||6-5||Rowan Cunningham||TKO (punches)||Ringside MMA: Battle for the Belt||July 9, 2009||1||4:14||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||5-5||Shaun Krysa||Submission (strikes)||MFC 12: High Stakes||November 6, 2008||2||1:48||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||4-5||Sam Stout||TKO (corner stoppage)||TKO 28: Inevitable||September 2, 2007||2||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||For TKO Lightweight Championship|
|Win||4-4||Mike Bell||Submission (armbar)||MFC 10: Unfinished Business||September 8, 2006||1||2:39||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||3-4||Alvin Robinson||TKO (punches)||TKO 25: Confrontation||May 5, 2006||2||4:30||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||2-4||Rich Clementi||TKO (strikes)||TKO 24: Eruption||January 28, 2006||3||4:20||Laval, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2-3||Blake Fredrickson||Submission (armbar)||TKO 21: Collision||January 28, 2005||1||2:27||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||1-3||Kultar Gill||Submission (kimura)||TKO 17: Revenge||September 25, 2004||1||3:00||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada||Drops to Lightweight|
|Loss||0-3||Drew Fickett||Submission (rear naked choke)||World Freestyle Fighting 6||May 14, 2004||2||0:37||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||0-2||Jay Hieron||Decision (unanimous)||MMA Eruption||April 30, 2004||3||5:00||Lowell, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||0-1||Thiago Alves||Decision (unanimous)||Bitetti Combat Nordeste 1||November 28, 2002||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions
Holanda has also enjoyed success in BJJ and submission wrestling competitions. He has achieved victories over notable grapplers and UFC veterans such as Jeff Joslin and Kenny Florian. Some of his achievements include
- 2004 NAGA Champion (New Jersey)
- 2004 Brawl at the Old City Champion (Quebec City)
- 2002 World Championship 3rd place
- 1999 Pan American Championship 3rd place
- 1998 Brazilian Championships 3rd place
- 1998 Brazilian Championships Open Class 1st place
- Brazilian Northeast Championship, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001.
- RN State Championships, Champion 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001.
- "Fighter’s bio: Fabio Holanda". TKO- Major League MMA. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
- "Fight Finder: Fabio Holanda". Sherdog. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
- Lutadores.com.br 9 July 2013 "mestre Fábio Holanda, líder da equipe BTT Canadá,"
- Fabio Holanda Official Page, News
- TKO Major League MMA
- Ultime Fanatic
- Fábio Holanda