Johnny Eduardo

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Johnny Eduardo
Born (1978-08-03) August 3, 1978 (age 36)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Fairfield, New Jersey, United States
Team Nova União, Black House (MMA)
Years active 1996–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 36
Wins 27
By knockout 7
By submission 13
By decision 7
Losses 9
By knockout 0
By submission 7
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Johnny Eduardo (born August 3, 1978) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently fighting in the bantamweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of September 29, 2014, he is #9 in official UFC bantamweight rankings.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Eduardo made his professional MMA debut at the age of eighteen. He fought exclusively in his native Brazil for the first two years of his career, achieving a record of 11 wins and 3 losses.

In December 1999, Eduardo made his international debut as he faced Takanori Gomi at Vale Tudo Japan 1999. He lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission.

Eduardo made his United States debut in April 2009 as he fought on one of the early cards for Bellator Fighting Championships.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Eduardo made his UFC debut against Raphael Assunção on August 27, 2011 at UFC 134.[3] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.

Eduardo was expected to face Michael McDonald on November 19, 2011 at UFC 139.[4] However, Eduardo was forced from the card with an injury and replaced by Alex Soto.[5]

Eduardo fought Jeff Curran at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.[6][7] Eduardo defeated Curran via unanimous decision, earning him his first win in the UFC.

Eduardo was expected to face Yves Jabouin on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158.[8] However, on March 6, Eduardo was forced to pull out of the bout citing a shoulder injury.[9] Jabouin was then pulled from the card as a suitable replacement could not be found on short notice.[10]

Eduardo was expected to face Lucas Martins on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 32. However, both fighters were removed from the card due to injury.[11]

After almost two years out of the cage, Eduardo returned to the UFC to face Eddie Wineland on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40.[12] Despite being a significant betting underdog, he won the fight via KO in the first round. The win also earned Eduardo his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 27–9 Eddie Wineland KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva May 10, 2014 1 4:37 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 26–9 Jeff Curran Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier May 15, 2012 3 5:00 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Loss 25–9 Raphael Assunção Decision (unanimous) UFC 134 August 27, 2011 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 25–8 Jose Wilson Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto - Brazil 22 April 1, 2011 3 2:57 Brasília, Brazil
Win 24–8 Paulo Dantas Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Brazil 17 August 6, 2010 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 23–8 Francisco Chagas TKO (leg injury) Jungle Fight 16 October 17, 2009 1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 22–8 Donald Sanchez Decision (unanimous) Bellator 3 April 17, 2009 3 5:00 Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Win 21–8 Bruno Alves Submission (rear-naked choke) The Warriors March 29, 2009 3 Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 20–8 Andre Luis Oliveira TKO (punches) Shooto - Brazil 10 January 17, 2009 1 2:11 Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 19–8 Munil Adriano TKO (punches) Real Fight 6 November 8, 2008 1 2:20 São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 18–8 Francisco Ramos Submission (anaconda choke) Win Fight and Entertainment 1 September 28, 2008 1 3:56 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Win 17–8 Cristiano Bananada Submission (armbar) The Glory July 5, 2008 2 1:29 Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 16–8 Erinaldo dos Santos Rodrigues KO (punches) Jungle Fight 9 May 31, 2008 1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 15–8 Marcos Maciel de Oliveira TKO (punches) Rio FC 1 February 28, 2008 2 2:27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 14–8 Miguel Angel Duran Submission (punches) Shooto Brazil 3 - The Evolution July 7, 2007 1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 14–7 Milton Vieira Submission (anaconda choke) Super Challenge 1 October 7, 2006 2 Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 14–6 Aritano Silva Barbosa Submission (arm-triangle choke) Gold Fighters Championship 1 May 20, 2006 1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 13–6 Jose Adriano Submission (heel hook) Guarafight 2 January 7, 2006 1 1:08 Guarapari, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Loss 12–6 Vusal Bayramov Submission (armbar) Conquista Fight 1 December 20, 2003 1 3:19 Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
Win 12–5 Marcelo Cobra Decision (unanimous) K - NOCK July 23, 2003 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 11–5 Takuya Kuwabara Decision (unanimous) Shooto - R.E.A.D. 2 March 17, 2000 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 11–4 Takanori Gomi Submission (rear-naked choke) Vale Tudo Japan 1999 December 11, 1999 3 1:43 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Loss 11–3 Haroldo Bunn Submission (kneebar) IVC 13 - The New Generation of Lightweights August 26, 1998 1 7:40 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 11–2 Sergio Melo Submission (rear-naked choke) IVC 7 - The New Champions August 23, 1998 1 16:25 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 11–1 Fabio Alves Submission (punches) IVC 7 - The New Champions August 23, 1998 1 3:30 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 10–1 Vanderci Garcia Submission (punches) IVC 7 - The New Champions August 23, 1998 1 2:07 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 9–1 Thiago Santana Decision (unanimous) Campos de Jordao Freestyle June 6, 1998 2 8:00 Campos do Jordão, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–1 Rudi Desouza Submission (rear-naked choke) Campos de Jordao Freestyle June 6, 1998 1 Campos do Jordão, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 7–1 Wanderley Esmala Submission (triangle choke) Desafio - Freestyle de Campos May 18, 1998 1 15:49 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 6–1 Arivaldo Souza TKO (punches) Guaratingueta Freestyle 1 August 30, 1997 2 Guaratinguetá, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 5–1 Guilherme Santos Submission (rear-naked choke) Guaratingueta Freestyle 1 August 30, 1997 1 Guaratinguetá, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 4–1 Marcos Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) Guaratingueta Freestyle 1 August 30, 1997 2 8:00 Guaratinguetá, São Paulo, Brazil
Win 3–1 Douglas Nascimento Submission (ankle lock) Itajuba Freestyle Open April 5, 1997 3 Itajubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Win 2–1 Claudionor Cardoso da Silva Decision (unanimous) Itajuba Freestyle Open October 5, 1997 2 8:00 Itajubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Win 1–1 Paulo Arum Submission (heel hook) Itajuba Freestyle Open April 5, 1997 1 Itajubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Loss 0–1 Wander Braga Submission (rear-naked choke) BVF 6 - Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 1 November 1, 1996 1 4:33 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnny Eduardo Official Tapology.com Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
  3. ^ "Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo added to UFC 134 prelims". mmajunkie.com. July 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Michael McDonald vs. Johnny Eduardo added to UFC 139 fight card". mmaweekly.com. September 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Johnny Eduardo scratched from UFC 139, replacement search underway". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  6. ^ "UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier". ufc.com. March 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jeff Curran vs. Johnny Eduardo slated for UFC on FUEL TV 3". MMAjunkie.com. February 28, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ "UFC 158 Draws Yves Jabouin vs. Johnny Eduardo". MMAWeekly.com. January 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ Staff (2013-03-06). "Injured Johnny Eduardo pulled from next week's UFC 158 lineup". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  10. ^ John Petit (2013-03-06). "Johnny Eduardo and Yves Jabouin Off UFC 158". fighters.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  11. ^ Staff (October 30, 2013). "Johnny Eduardo vs. Lucas Martins scratched from UFC Fight Night 32". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-02-25). "Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Eduardo set for UFC card in Cincinnati". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  13. ^ Staff (2014-05-11). "UFC Fight Night 40 bonuses: Matt Brown scoops up $100K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 

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