June 21, 1978 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Other names||Santá Cruz|
|Weight||257 lb (117 kg)|
|Style||Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira|
|Fighting out of||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Team||Abu Dhabi Combat Club|
|Rank||black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black dan in Judo, black belt in Capoeira|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
BJJ & MMA career
Marcos Oliveira started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when he was 2 years old and become a black belt at 18. He finished third at the 2001 IBJJF world championships and second at the 2002 IBJJF world championships.
In 2010 Oliveira was invited to compete in the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship Open Weight Grand Prix. Oliveira defeated Johan Romming in the first round at ADFC: Round 1 on May 14, 2010. He then defeated Neil Wain in the second round at ADFC: Round 2 on October 22, 2010 to reach the "one million dirhams (US$272,260.72)" final. Oliveira went to Thailand to improve his striking before the final fight. However, he lost to Shamil Abdurahimov at ADFC: Round 3 on March 11, 2011. Marcos Oliveira is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, with a background in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling. He has competed in all disciplines at various stages of his career and holds black belts in both Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. He has competed and won at National and International championships and competed as part of Brazil’s junior national teams. Marcos is currently a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter and fights in the heavyweight division. He was formerly fighting out of the American Top Team camp in the USA and more recently fighting out of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club.
All that aside, Marcos’s real passion is working with children, coaching and teaching his students the values and essential skills to help them through life. He has spent the last three years working in the Abu Dhabi government school system teaching children Jiu-Jitsu, whilst still competing as a professional fighter. He is currently working on establishing programs in his native town of Santa Cruz, Brazil. His vision is to educate and empower children using sports with great Olympic traditions, such as, Wrestling, Judo and Boxing.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|8 matches||5 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||5-3||Shamil Abdurahimov||TKO (punches)||ADFC: Round 3||March 11, 2011||1||1:56||Abu Dhabi, UAE||ADFC Heavyweight tournament finals|
|Win||5-2||Neil Wain||Decision (unanimous)||ADFC: Round 2||October 22, 2010||3||5:00||Abu Dhabi, UAE||Advanced to the finals|
|Win||4-2||Johan Romming||KO (punch)||ADFC: Round 1||May 14, 2010||1||0:19||Abu Dhabi, UAE||Advanced to second round|
|Win||3-2||Kevin Jordan||Decision (unanimous)||FFP - Untamed 22||August 23, 2008||3||5:00||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||2-2||Sean Thompson||TKO (punches)||NACC - North American Combat Challenge||June 18, 2005||1||2:38||Key West, Florida, United States|
|Loss||1-2||Josh Haynes||Submission (guillotine choke)||XFC - Dome Of Destruction 1||April 29, 2005||1||3:21||Tacoma, Washington, United States|
|Loss||1-1||Warren Kikaba||Decision (unanimous)||FCC 16 - Freestyle Combat Challenge 16||September 25, 2004||3||5:00||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||1-0||Anthony Barbier||Submission (d'arce choke)||BONO 15 - Battle of New Orleans 15||August 21, 2004||1||1:29||Metairie, Louisiana, United States|
- "10 March Tussles Worth Watching". sherdog.com. 2011-03-01.
- "2001 IBJJF world championship results". retrieved on July 4, 2012
- "2002 IBJJF world championship results". retrieved on July 4, 2012
- "Marcos Oliveira focused on ADFC GP final". tatame.com. 2010-11-10.
- "Marcos Oliveira in Thailand brushing up for ADFC, but Jiu-Jitsu still on the program". graciemag.com. 2011-01-03.