|Born||Givanildo Santana do Nascimento
November 20, 1971
São Paulo, Brazil
|Other names||The Arm Collector|
|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|
|Rank||4th degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
Santana has been training Brazilian jiu-jitsu for 17-years and is a fourth degree black belt under Lotus Club from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Santana is a Pan American Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Champion.
Mixed martial arts
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.
Tachi Palace Fights
Santana was scheduled to face Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran David Loiseau at Tachi Palace Fights 10 for the Tachi Palace Fights Middleweight Championship. 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.
Santana faced Jason Butcher on September 7, 2013 at Bellator 98 in the quarterfinal match of Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament. 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.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||18 wins||3 losses|
|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|
- "Givanildo Santana".
- "Givanildo Santana vs Jaime Jara".
- "Loiseau Defends Against ‘Arm Collector’ at Tachi Palace Fights 10". Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- "David Loiseau Defends Tachi Palace Fights Title Against Giva Santana In August". MMAWeekly.com. May 24, 2011.
- "With The Crow Grounded, Doug ‘The Rhino’ Marshall Steps In at Tachi Palace Fights 10". MMAWeekly.com. 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
- "Middleweight ‘Arm Collector’ Santana Signs with Bellator". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
- "Best of Bellator Video: Giva Santana vs. Darryl Cobb at Bellator 53". MMAjunkie.com. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- Steven Marrocco (16 March 2012). "Bellator 61 results: Middleweights Falcao, Vasilevsky, Santos, Rogers advance". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- Brian Knapp (30 November 2012). "Undefeated Andrey Koreshkov dismisses Lyman Good in welterweight final at Bellator 82". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "Bellator 98 gets middleweight tourney, including Cooper-Spang, Cramer-Filkins". MMAjunkie.com. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "'The Arm Collector,' Giva Santana, retires after Bellator 98 loss". MMAjunkie.com. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.