Giva Santana

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Giva Santana
Born Givanildo Santana do Nascimento
(1971-11-20) November 20, 1971 (age 43)
São Paulo, Brazil
Other names The Arm Collector
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight (185 lb)
Reach 73.0 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of Irvine, California, United States
Team Team Oyama
Rank 4th degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2005–2013
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 18
By knockout 1
By submission 16
By decision 1
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By decision 2
Website http://www.givasantana.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Givanildo Santana do Nascimento (born November 20th, 1971) is a retired Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, who last fought in Bellator's Middleweight division. He has also competed in ShoXC, M-1 Challenge.[1]

Brazilian jiu-jitsu[edit]

Santana has been training Brazilian jiu-jitsu for 17-years and is a fourth degree black belt under Lotus Club from São Paulo, Brazil. Santana is a Pan American Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Champion.

Team Oyama[edit]

Santana is the head jiu jitsu trainer for Team Oyama. He trains some of rising stars including, Rob Emerson, Jared Rollins, Bao Quach, and Shane Del Rosario.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

He received the nickname "Arm Collector" because 13 out of his 17 wins are by armbar (10 of them wins in a row). He has participated in ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series. His only 2 losses are by decision to Jaime Jara and Bruno Santos.[2]

Tachi Palace Fights[edit]

Santana was scheduled to face Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran David Loiseau at Tachi Palace Fights 10 for the Tachi Palace Fights Middleweight Championship.[3][4] Loiseau pulled out of the fight due to an undisclosed injury requiring surgery, so Santana instead faced former WEC champion Doug Marshall in a middleweight non-title bout which he won by submission in the first round.[5]

Bellator MMA[edit]

In 2011 Santana has signed with Bellator Fighting Championships.[6] In his debut, Santana fought Darryl Cobb at Bellator 53 and won via submission in the first round.[7]

Santana faced Bruno Santos in the quarterfinal match of Bellator season six middleweight tournament on March 16, 2012 at Bellator 61. He lost via unanimous decision.[8]

Santana faced Brendan Sequin on November 30, 2012 at Bellator 82. Santana won via submission in the second round.[9]

Santana faced Jason Butcher on September 7, 2013 at Bellator 98 in the quarterfinal match of Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament.[10] After dominating the first round, he was stopped for the first time in his career by TKO in the second round. Following the loss, Santana announced his retirement from MMA.[11]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–3 Jason Butcher TKO (punches) Bellator 98 September 7, 2013 2 1:12 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Bellator Season 9 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal. Announced retirement after the fight.
Win 18–2 Brendan Sequin Submission (kneebar) Bellator 82 November 30, 2012 2 2:33 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States
Loss 17–2 Bruno Santos Decision (unanimous) Bellator 61 March 16, 2012 3 5:00 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Bellator Season 6 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 17–1 Darryl Cobb Submission (armbar) Bellator 53 October 8, 2011 1 2:00 Miami, Oklahoma United States Bellator debut
Win 16–1 Doug Marshall Technical submission (rear-naked choke) Tachi Palace Fights 10 August 5, 2011 1 0:29 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 15–1 Anthony Ruiz Submission (armbar) MEZ Sports: Pandemonium 3 November 19, 2010 2 4:37 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 14–1 Lodune Sincaid TKO (punches) Collision in the Cage March 20, 2010 3 4:27 Irvine, California, United States
Win 13–1 Radmir Gabdullin Submission (triangle choke) M-1 Challenge 17: Korea July 4, 2009 1 3:47 Seoul, South Korea
Win 12–1 Min Suk Heo Submission (armbar) M-1 Challenge 14: Japan April 29, 2009 1 4:05 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 11–1 Jaime Jara Decision (split) ShoXC September 26, 2008 3 5:00 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Win 11–0 Matt Lucas Submission (armbar) ShoXC April 5, 2008 1 1:49 Friant, California, United States
Win 10–0 Jaime Fletcher Submission (armbar) ShoXC October 26, 2007 1 2:46 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Win 9–0 Aram Ghukasyan Submission (armbar) Independent Event May 3, 2007 1 1:45 Highland, California, United States
Win 8–0 Chris Ledwidge Submission (armbar) Battle in the Ballroom 1 April 1, 2007 1 0:51 Orange County, California, United States
Win 7–0 Michele Verginelli Submission (armbar) Fury FC 2: Final Combat November 30, 2006 1 4:20 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 6–0 Boris Jonstomp Submission (armbar) Fury FC 1: Warlords Unleashed September 27, 2006 1 2:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 5–0 Mavrick Harvey Submission (armbar) Invincible: Fist of Fury June 17, 2006 1 2:00 Ontario, California, United States
Win 4–0 Jun Soo Lim Submission (armbar) WXF: X-Impact World Championships July 9, 2005 1 2:34 Korea
Win 3–0 Edwin Aguilar Submission (armbar) WXF: X-Impact World Championships July 9, 2005 1 2:11 Korea
Win 2–0 Zamirbek Syrgabayev Submission (armbar) WXF: X-Impact World Championships July 9, 2005 1 2:54 Korea
Win 1–0 Noriki Miyashita Decision (unanimous) WXF: X-Impact World Championships July 9, 2005 1 5:00 Korea

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Givanildo Santana". 
  2. ^ "Givanildo Santana vs Jaime Jara". 
  3. ^ "Loiseau Defends Against ‘Arm Collector’ at Tachi Palace Fights 10". Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "David Loiseau Defends Tachi Palace Fights Title Against Giva Santana In August". MMAWeekly.com. May 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "With The Crow Grounded, Doug ‘The Rhino’ Marshall Steps In at Tachi Palace Fights 10". MMAWeekly.com. 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Middleweight ‘Arm Collector’ Santana Signs with Bellator". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Best of Bellator Video: Giva Santana vs. Darryl Cobb at Bellator 53". MMAjunkie.com. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (16 March 2012). "Bellator 61 results: Middleweights Falcao, Vasilevsky, Santos, Rogers advance". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Brian Knapp (30 November 2012). "Undefeated Andrey Koreshkov dismisses Lyman Good in welterweight final at Bellator 82". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Bellator 98 gets middleweight tourney, including Cooper-Spang, Cramer-Filkins". MMAjunkie.com. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "'The Arm Collector,' Giva Santana, retires after Bellator 98 loss". MMAjunkie.com. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 

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