|Born||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Fighting out of||Melbourne, Australia|
|Rank||Third Degree Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Gustavo Falciroli is an Australian/Brazilian mixed martial artist. Brazilian born Gustavo has lived in Australia since 2007 and is an Australian citizen. Gustavo Falciroli is the reigning Cage Fighting Championship and Australian Fighting Championship bantamweight champions, one of the most decorated mixed martial arts fighters in Australia and a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt third degree.
Gustavo started his training in 1996 with Brazilian jiu-jitsu with Paulo Roberto de Miranda Streckert and has also trained with Carlos Alberto Liberi, in 2003 he was awarded his black belt by Roberto Tozi and Roberto Godoi. After placing third at the BJJ World Championships, winning the Brazilian Cup and taking home a slew of state titles in Brazil—all as a black belt—in 2007 he made the move to Australia and the transition into MMA. Since entering the world of mixed martial arts, Gustavo has replicated the success he found in BJJ and is renowned for his ability to apply his grappling and submissions in MMA. .
Mixed martial arts career
Gustavo made his mixed martial arts debut at Shooto Australia in Perth in May, 2007.
Gustavo defeated Richie Vaculik for the inaugural Cage Fighting Championships (CFC) bantamweight title at CFC 12, December 2010, via unanimous decision (5 rounds). He defended for the first time on 9 December 2011, winning by submission against Nick Honstein at Cage Fighting Championship 19.
Gustavo is the inaugural Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) bantamweight title holder after defeating New Zealander Kia Kara France at AFC 9, via submission in round 1 in May 2014. The title fight was a rematch from AFC 7 after France fell out of the ring and struck a ringside table, a controversial No Contest was adjudicated by officials.
Mixed martial arts
- Cage Fighting Champioship
- CFC Bantamweight Championship (One time)
- Australian Fighting Championship
- AFC Bantamweight Championship (One time; Current)
- Black Belt
- 2006 – Gold – Sao Paulo State Championship (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- 2006 - Silver - South American Championship ( Florianópolis, Brazil)
- 2006 – Silver – Brazilian Cup (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- 2005 – Gold – King of the Grappler (Seoul, South Korea)
- 2004 – Bronze – World Championships (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- 2004 – Gold – Brazilian South Cup (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
- 2004 – Gold -Brazilian Cup (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- 2004 – Gold -Sao Paulo State Championship (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- Brown Belt
- 2003 – Gold - World Cup (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- 2003 – Gold – Brazilian Championship (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- 2003 – Gold – Sao Paulo State Championship (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- Purple Belt
- 2001 – Bronze – Pan-American Championship (Orlando, USA)
- 2000 – Gold – Sao Paulo State Championship (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- 2000 – Bronze – Pan-American Championship (Orlando, USA)
- Blue Belt
- 1999 – Gold – Brazilian Championship (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- 1999 – Bronze – World Championship (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- 1999 – Gold – Sao Paulo State Championship (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Gustavo immigrated to Australia and has lived in Perth in Western Australia but has since relocated to Melbourne. In December 2012, Falciroli was subject to racism on Melbourne public transport. After hearing him speak in Portuguese, a man approached Falciroli and told him that this was "not his country". He threatened to "cut" and "rape" him, his wife, and his two children. Falciroli got off the train and called the police. "Despite it [being] a bad situation, once again life has showed me that violence just creates more violence and I never should use my skills outside a cage, a ring or a mat," Falciroli said on social media.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||14 wins||4 losses|
|Win||14–4–2 (1)||Kaiwhare Kara-France||Submission (D'arce Choke)||Australian Fighting Championship 9||17 May 2014||1||4:55||Albury, Australia||Wins AFC Bantamweight title|
|NC||13–4–2 (1)||Kaiwhare Kara-France||No Contest||Australian Fighting Championship 7||14 December 2013||2||3:20||Melbourne, Australia|
|Loss||13–4–2||Bibiano Fernandes||Decision (unanimous)||ONE FC: Pride of a Nation||31 August 2012||3||5:00||Manila, Philippines|
|Win||13–3–2||Soo Chul Kim||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ONE FC: Battle of Heroes||11 February 2012||1||1:12||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Win||12–3–2||Nick Honstein||Submission (arm triangle choke)||Cage Fighting Championship 19||9 December 2011||2||3:14||Sydney, Australia||Defends CFC Bantamweight title|
|Loss||11–3–2||Taiki Tsuchiya||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto - The Way of Shooto 6||19 November 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||11–2–2||Hideki Kadowaki||KO (punches)||Shooto Australia - Superfight Australia 8||11 June 2010||1||1:53||Joondalup, Australia|
|Win||10–2–2||Richie Vaculik||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Fighting Championship 12||3 December 2010||5||5:00||Sydney, Australia||Wins CFC Bantamweight title|
|Loss||9–2–2||Issei Tamura||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto - Revolutionary Exchanges 3||23 November 2009||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9–1–2||Daisuke Ishizawa||Submission (triangle armbar)||Shooto - Revolutionary Exchanges 2||22 November 2009||1||4:55||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||8–1–2||Akiyo Nishiura||Decision (majority)||Shooto Australia - Superfight Australia 6||10 July 2009||3||5:00||Joondalup, Australia|
|Win||7–1–2||Masahiro Oishi||TKO (punches)||Rize 1 - Rize MMA||23 May 2009||2||2:02||Queensland, Australia|
|Win||6–1–2||Kazuhiro Ito||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Australia - Superfight Australia 5||30 November 2008||3||5:00||Joondalup, Australia|
|Win||5–1–2||Taro Kusano||KO (punch)||Shooto Australia - Superfight Australia 4||15 June 2008||1||0:53||Perth, Australia|
|Win||4–1–2||Ryan Mortimer||Submission (armbar)||WR 13 - Warriors Realm 13||19 April 2008||1||2:46||Southport, Australia|
|Draw||3–1–2||Takumi Ota||Draw||Shooto Australia - Superfight Australia 3||16 March 2008||2||5:00||Perth, Australia|
|Loss||3–1–1||Bernardo Magalhaes||Decision (majority)||CFC - Cage Fighting Championships 3||15 February 2008||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||3–0–1||Michiyuki Ishibashi||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Shooto Australia - Superfight Australia 2||23 November 2007||1||NA||Perth, Australia|
|Draw||2–0–1||Jai Bradney||Draw||IC 2 - Inspirit Challenge 2||26 August 2007||2||5:00||Australia|
|Win||2–0||Sergio Cabral||Decision (Unanimous)||MMAB - MMA Boxing||19 August 2007||2||5:00||Perth, Australia|
|Win||1–0||Mark Oates||Submission (armbar)||Shooto Australia - Superfight Australia 1||26 May 2007||1||1:10||Perth, Australia|
- Foxx, C (16 October 2010). "Gustavo Falciroli Interview". Scrapp Magazine. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- Hester, Chris (9 December 2011). "Falciroli Submits Honstein, Defends Bantamweight Crown at CFC 19". Sherdog. Retrieved 17 January 2012.