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|Born||Glaube Araújo Feitosa
April 9, 1973
São Paulo, Brazil
|Other names||Brazilian Warrior|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||106 kg (234 lb; 16.7 st)|
|Fighting out of||Tokyo, Japan|
Mauricio "Baboo" Da Silva
|Years active||12 (1998–2010)|
Glaube Araújo Feitosa (born April 9, 1973) is a Brazilian former kickboxer and a kyokushin full contact karate practitioner who was competing in K-1. In 2005, Feitosa won K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Las Vegas tournament and was the K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 finalist. While living in Tokyo, Japan he fought and trained in the IKO1 Kyokushin - Team Ichigeki at the Ichigeki Plaza. Throughout his career he was known as one of the best non-champions to fight in the K-1, a position he earned with his wins over non-champion fighters, such as Ruslan Karaev, Musashi, Gary Goodridge and Junichi Sawayashiki. He also went the distance with some of the top fighters in his time, such as Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky, Semmy Schilt and Errol Zimmerman. He holds victories over Cheick Kongo and KO victory of Alistair Overeem.
Biography and career
On April 30, 2005, Feitosa won the K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Las Vegas tournament with a unanimous decision over Dewey Cooper and two knockouts over Carter Williams and Gary Goodridge. At the eliminations he lost by decision to Semmy Schilt.
As a reserve fighter Glaube beat Goodridge by unanimous decision and advanced to the semi finals after Peter Aerts had to pull out due to a rib fracture, where he knocked out Musashi with a flying knee to get to the finals where he rematched Semmy Schilt. Glaube lost the fight by a first round KO after a knee to the head.
As a WGP runner up he fought at the 2006 eliminations, beating Paul Slowinski by unanimous decision. He knocked out Ruslan Karaev in the first round and advanced to the semi finals, losing by TKO in the second round to Peter Aerts.
On September 29, 2007 Feitosa met German kickboxer Chalid Arrab at the K-1 World GP 2007 in Seoul Final 16. He won the fight by unanimous decision and qualified himself for K-1 World GP 2007 Final held on December 8, 2007 at the Yokohama Arena, Japan.
Feitosa met two-time defending champion Semmy Schilt. His opponent brought in a style that surprised everybody worldwide, including feitosa who seemed done for after the first round. Glaube had his big moment at the start of the second round where his famed Brazilian kick almost dropped Semmy, who was wobbled but recovered and continued to keep Glaube away. Although surviving the third round Glaube lost a unanimous decision to Semmy for the third time.
After knocking out Alex Roberts in March 2008, Glaube fought for the new Heavyweight title against Badr Hari at the K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka. Glaube was knocked out in the first round.
At the K-1 World GP 2008 Final 16 Glaube fought the 2008 Amsterdam Champion, Errol Zimmerman. Glaube lost a unanimous decision after being battered by the heavy hands of his oppoenent over three rounds.
In 2009 Glaube knocked out Junichi Sawayashiki and was voted in by the fans to fight at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final 16, in a rematch against Errol Zimmerman. Glaube looked a lot better in the fight then their first fight and expected a draw. Zimmerman however won by a controversial decision. Glaube has most recently been recruited by Maurico Shogun Rua to help him prepare for his upcoming fight with Lyoto Machida.
- K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 - Final 8
- K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 - Final 8
- K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 - Final 8
- K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 - Final 8 (3rd place)
- K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 - Final 8 (2nd place)
- 2005 K-1 World Grand Prix Runner Up
- 2005 K-1 World Grand Prix in Las Vegas Champion
- 2005 MVP in Kyokushin Karate World Cup in Paris
- 2003 No.4 in 8th Kyokushin World Open Tournament Championship
- 1999 No.4 in 7th Kyokushin World Open Tournament Championship
- 1997 2nd Place in All World Karate-do Championship-Heavyweight
- 1997 America's Cup Karate-do Champion
- 1997 All South American Karate-do Champion
- 1997 All Brazil Karate-do Champion
- 1996 All Brazil Karate-do Champion
- 1995 No.8 in 6th Kyokushin World Open Tournament Championship
17 Wins (11 (T)KO's, 6 Decisions), 17 Losses, 1 Draw
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes