|Born||Jorge Luis Patino
May 8, 1973
São Paulo, Brazil
|Other names||Macaco (Monkey)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Team||Chute Boxe Academy (1996-2007)
Gold Team Fighters USA (2010-present)
Gold Team Fighters Houston (2008-present)
Macaco Gold Team (2001-present)
Fourth degree black belt in |
Second dan black belt in Judo
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jorge Luis Patino (born May 8, 1973) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He is perhaps best remembered for his two epic vale tudo fights with Jose "Pele" Landi-Jons. Although he lost both fights, the pace and brutality of the fights gained both fighters fans around the world. Patino is nicknamed Macaco (Portuguese for monkey).
Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Patino played rugby and also trained in judo before being introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 1992, later earning his black belt in 1998. Energetic and hyperactive as a child, Patino earned his nickname because of his love for climbing trees.
Mixed martial arts career
Patino started to compete in vale tudo fights in the year 1995, defeating three opponents in the Circuito de Lutas 1 independent event. Macaco went on a winning track, defeating many opponents, until he was knocked out by João Bosco in Torneio dos Gladiadores 2, his second opponent in the night. Afterwards, Jorge went on to fight in the BVF 6: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 1 event, where he defeated Anderson Lima by knockout, Erico Correia by submissions due to strikes, and then faced José Landi-Jons, also known as Pelé, in a historic battle. After nearly 15 minutes of fighting, Pelé defeated Macaco, making him submit to strikes. The two then had a rematch, which was again won by Landi-Jons.
Macaco was then signed to the UFC, where he faced the Welterweight Champion Pat Miletich at UFC 18: The Road to the Heavyweight Title. The champion successfully defended his title, defeating Patino by unanimous decision. Macaco then went on to fight in Japan for the DEEP promotion, drawing a match with Daisuke Ishii. His next two fights happened in Brazil, for the Meca World Vale Tudo promotion, where he faced Gustavo "Ximú" Machado. Jorge had cut his foot while playing soccer, and had to go to the fight still in stitches and bandages. Ximú capitalized on the opportunity, and defeated Patino with a heelhook, later granting a rematch to his opponent. Afterwards, in Meca World Vale Tudo 8, Luiz Cláudio das Dores faced Macaco, but the fight was set as a No Contest due to a bad call by the referee. In 2003, for the first Jungle Fight event, Macaco faced Ronaldo Souza, better known as Jacaré. Patino knocked out Ronaldo in the first round of the fight, which was Jacaré's mixed martial arts debut.
Afterwards, Macaco then returned to Meca, defeating Luiz Brito at Meca World Vale Tudo 10 by a split decision. Afterwards, he fought for the Japanese promotion Pride FC, in its Pride Bushido 3 event, where he faced Kazuo Misaki. Misaki won by unanimous decision, and this was the end of Jorge Patino's stint with PRIDE.
After Nate Moore had to withdraw from his fight against Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion André Galvão in Strikeforce, Patino took the fight in short notice for the Strikeforce: Houston event. However, he was defeated in the third round due to strikes.
Legacy Fighting Championship
In his debut with the company, Patino defeated Pete Spratt via split decision on September 16, 2011 to win the Welterweight Championship at Legacy FC 8.
On December 16, 2011 he fought Mike Bronzoulis who he defeated by unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, 49–46), to defend his title in the main event at Legacy FC 9.
On May 11, 2012 Patino will be dropping a weight class down to the Lightweight division in order to face Jesus Rivera in the main event of Legacy FC 11, to fight for the vacant Lightweight Championship. However the day before the fight was scheduled to take place, Rivera backed out of the fight and newcomer Clay Hantz took the fight on short notice.
Championships and accomplishments
- Legacy Fighting Championship
- Legacy FC Lightweight Championship (One time, current)
- One successful title defense
- Legacy FC Welterweight Championship (One time)
- One successful title defense
- Predator Fighting Championship
- Predator FC Lightweight Championship (One time)
- Max Sport
- Max Sport Lightweight Championship (One Time)
- Fight Masters Combat
- FMC Lightweight Championship (One Time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|53 matches||35 wins||15 losses|
|Loss||35–15–2 (1)||Luis Palomino||KO (punches)||WSOF 8||January 18, 2014||2||4:20||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||35–14–2 (1)||Wagner Campos||TKO (punches)||FMC 1: Macaco Galeto||December 7, 2013||3||2:32||São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil||Won FMC Lightweight Championship|
|Loss||34–14–2 (1)||Carlos Diego Ferreira||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 25||November 15, 2013||5||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States||Lost Legacy FC Lightweight Championship|
|Win||34–13–2 (1)||Efrain Escudero||Decision (split)||Max Sport: 13.2||May 11, 2013||3||5:00||Sao Paulo, Brazil||Won Max Sport Lightweight Championship|
|Draw||33–13–2 (1)||Isao Kobayashi||Draw||Pancrase 246||Mar 17, 2013||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||33–13–1 (1)||Derrick Krantz||Submission (triangle guillotine choke)||Legacy FC 18||March 1, 2013||2||3:07||Houston, Texas, United States||Defended Legacy FC Lightweight Championship|
|Win||32–13–1 (1)||Gerson Cordeiro||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Predador FC 22||October 20, 2012||1||N/A||Sao Paulo, Brazil||Won Vacant Predator FC Lightweight Championship|
|Win||31–13–1 (1)||Clay Hantz||KO (punches)||Legacy FC 11||May 11, 2012||1||1:04||Houston, Texas, United States||Won Legacy FC Lightweight Championship|
|Win||30–13–1 (1)||Mike Bronzoulis||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 9||December 16, 2011||5||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States||Defended Legacy FC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||29–13–1 (1)||Pete Spratt||Decision (split)||Legacy FC 8||September 16, 2011||5||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States||Won Legacy FC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||28–13–1 (1)||Cleburn Walker||Submission (neck crank)||Quality Entertainment||April 9, 2011||1||3:57||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Loss||27–13–1 (1)||André Galvão||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Houston||August 21, 2010||3||2:45||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||27–12–1 (1)||Roan Carneiro||Decision (unanimous)||Shine Fights 2: ATT vs. The World||September 4, 2009||3||5:00||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||27–11–1 (1)||Beau Baker||Decision (unanimous)||KAP: The Return of Macaco||February 7, 2009||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||26–11–1 (1)||Kyacey Uscola||Decision (unanimous)||PFP: Ring of Fire||December 9, 2007||3||5:00||Manila, Philippines|
|Win||26–10–1 (1)||Gustavo Machado||Decision (split)||Predador FC 6: Octagon||August 25, 2007||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||25–10–1 (1)||Luis Santos||Decision (unanimous)||Midway Fight||May 10, 2007||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||25–9–1 (1)||Fernando Pontes||Decision (unanimous)||Showfight 5||November 9, 2006||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||25–8–1 (1)||Roberto Godoi||TKO (punches)||Super Challenge 1||October 7, 2006||2||5:00||Barueri, Brazil|
|Win||24–8–1 (1)||Curtis Stout||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Rage 16: Critical Condition||April 22, 2006||3||5:00||London, England|
|Loss||23–8–1 (1)||Eduardo Pamplona||Decision (unanimous)||Showfight 4||April 6, 2006||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||23–7–1 (1)||Gabriel Vella||KO (punches)||Showfight 3||October 21, 2005||1||1:40||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||22–7–1 (1)||Carlos Baruch||TKO (punches)||Jungle Fight 4||May 21, 2005||2||3:57||Manaus, Brazil|
|Win||21–7–1 (1)||Boris Jonstomp||Submission (arm triangle choke)||Jungle Fight 3||October 23, 2004||2||N/A||Manaus, Brazil|
|Loss||20–7–1 (1)||Delson Heleno||Decision (unanimous)||Meca World Vale Tudo 11||June 5, 2004||3||5:00||Teresópolis, Brazil|
|Loss||20–6–1 (1)||Kazuo Misaki||Decision (unanimous)||Pride Bushido 3||May 25, 2004||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||20–5–1 (1)||Luis Brito||Decision (split)||Meca World Vale Tudo 10||December 20, 2003||3||5:00||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Win||19–5–1 (1)||Ronaldo Souza||KO (punches)||Jungle Fight 1||September 13, 2003||1||3:13||Manaus, Brazil|
|NC||18–5–1 (1)||Luiz Claudio das Dores||NC (premature stoppage)||Meca World Vale Tudo 8||May 16, 2003||1||4:36||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Loss||18–5–1||Gustavo Machado||Submission (heel hook)||Meca World Vale Tudo 6||January 31, 2002||1||2:00||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Draw||18–4–1||Daisuke Ishii||Draw||Deep: 1st Impact||January 8, 2001||3||5:00||Nagoya, Japan|
|Loss||18–4||Pat Miletich||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 18||January 8, 1999||1||21:00||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States||For UFC Welterweight Championship|
|Loss||18–3||Jose Landi-Jons||TKO (cut)||World Vale Tudo Championship 4||March 16, 1997||1||9:37||Brazil|
|Loss||18–2||Jose Landi-Jons||Submission (strikes)||BVF 6: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 1||November 1, 1996||1||14:19||Brazil|
|Win||18–1||Erico Correia||Submission (armbar)||BVF 6: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 1||November 1, 1996||1||0:47||Brazil|
|Win||17–1||Anderson Lima||KO (punches)||BVF 6: Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 1||November 1, 1996||1||0:50||Brazil|
|Loss||16–1||Joao Bosco||KO (punches)||Torneio dos Gladiadores 2||August 16, 1996||1||0:33||Brazil|
|Win||16–0||Carlos Arantes||TKO (punches)||Tournament of Gladiators 2||August 16, 1996||1||1:20||Brazil|
|Win||15–0||Joao Joao||TKO (punches)||Tournament of Gladiators 2||August 16, 1996||1||0:17||Brazil|
|Win||14–0||Claudio Neves||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Tournament of Gladiators 1||June 24, 1996||1||3:50||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||13–0||Antonio Pedra||Submission (keylock)||Tournament of Gladiators 1||June 24, 1996||1||2:19||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||12–0||Reinaldo Chagas||TKO (elbows)||Tournament of Gladiators 1||June 24, 1996||1||0:59||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||11–0||Pedro Leao||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Free Stile de Natal: Natal Freestyle 1||May 10, 1996||1||6:14||Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil|
|Win||10–0||Kiko Boxe||TKO (punches)||Free Stile de Natal: Natal Freestyle 1||May 10, 1996||1||0:48||Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil|
|Win||9–0||Silvio Karate||Submission (guillotine choke)||Free Stile de Natal: Natal Freestyle 1||May 10, 1996||1||0:29||Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil|
|Win||8–0||Ivo dos Reis||Submission (strikes)||Circuito de Lutas 3||September 12, 1995||1||1:01||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||7–0||Guaracy Pereira||Submission (strikes)||Circuito de Lutas 3||September 12, 1995||1||1:07||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||6–0||Claudionor Cardoso da Silva||Submission (triangle choke)||Circuito de Lutas 2||July 5, 1995||1||3:06||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||5–0||Jose de Campos||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Circuito de Lutas 2||July 5, 1995||1||0:57||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Paulo de Jesus||Submission (punches)||Circuito de Lutas 2||July 5, 1995||1||0:27||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Claudionor Cardoso da Silva||Submission (armbar)||Circuito de Lutas 1||April 1, 1995||1||0:28||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Ricardo Antiorio||Submission (punches)||Circuito de Lutas 1||April 1, 1995||1||0:27||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Dulcino Silva||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Circuito de Lutas 1||April 1, 1995||1||0:16||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
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