Gustavo Falciroli

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Gustavo Falciroli
Gustavo Falciroli.jpg
Born Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Australia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Melbourne, Australia
Rank Third Degree Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 14
By knockout 3
By submission 7
By decision 4
Losses 4
By decision 4
Draws 2
Other information
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.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu[edit]

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. .[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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).[2] He defended for the first time on 9 December 2011, winning by submission against Nick Honstein at Cage Fighting Championship 19.[3]

In August 2012 Gustavo contended in a main event ONE Fighting Championship at ONE Fighting Championship: Pride of a Nation, Philippines. He was defeated by Bibiano Fernandes via unanimous decision.

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.[4] 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.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Cage Fighting Champioship
    • CFC Bantamweight Championship (One time)

Main titles[edit]

  • 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)

Personal life[edit]

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.[6]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

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