Marcus Aurélio

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Marcus Aurelio
Born (1973-08-18) August 18, 1973 (age 41)
Fortaleza, Brazil
Other names Maximus
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 76.5 in (194 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida
Team Jaco Hybrid Training Center (Blackzilians)[1][2]
Rank

5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Graduate

in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA
Mixed martial arts record
Total 32
Wins 22
By knockout 4
By submission 15
By decision 3
Losses 10
By decision 10
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Marcus Aurélio Martins (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmaʁkuz awˈɾɛliu]; born August 18, 1974) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He formerly fought for the PRIDE Fighting Championships and for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently fights as a lightweight, and primarily employs Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is known for having never been finished in MMA competition.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Aurélio began his career in promotions such as ZST and HOOKnSHOOT, earning notable submission victories against Remigijus Morkevicius and Rich Clementi. Aurelio then came to PRIDE Bushido, where he defeated PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi with an arm triangle in a non title fight.[3] A rematch for the title was scheduled six months later, which Gomi won by a controversial split decision.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On June 24, 2007, Aurelio announced his signing with the UFC. He made his debut at UFC 74,[4] losing to Clay Guida by split decision.

Aurelio won his next fight over Luke Caudillo via first round TKO at UFC 78.

He was defeated by Evan Dunham on August 29, 2009 at UFC 102. He replaced Matt Veach who sustained a back injury while training.[5]

After his defeat at the hands of Dunham, Aurelio was released from the organization, along with fellow UFC veterans, Hermes Franca, Chris Wilson, and Justin McCully.[6]

After racking up two consecutive wins in his post UFC career, Aurelio faced Japanese grappler Shinya Aoki at Dream 16. Aoki utilized superior ground control to take a unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 22–10 Garrett Gross Submission (armbar) WF-Warrior Fight November 29, 2012 1 4:56 Fortaleza, Brazil
Loss 21–10 Lyle Beerbohm Decision (unanimous) ShoFight 20 June 16, 2012 3 5:00 Springfield, Missouri,United States
Win 21–9 Matt McGrath Submission (armbar) MMA Live 1 May 19, 2011 1 3:39 London, Ontario, Canada
Loss 20–9 Shinya Aoki Decision (unanimous) Dream 16 September 25, 2010 2 5:00 Nagoya, Japan
Win 20–8 Niko Puhakka Submission (rear naked choke) Fight Festival 27 March 13, 2010 2 2:40 Helsinki, Finland
Win 19–8 Daniel Aspe Submission (rear-naked choke) NDC 1 – Peru vs. American Top Team October 17, 2009 2 2:37 Lima, Peru
Loss 18–8 Evan Dunham Decision (split) UFC 102 August 29, 2009 3 5:00 Oregon, United States
Win 18–7 Joey Gorczynski Submission (rear naked choke) 5150 Combat: Rumble at the Rally June 27, 2009 1 3:45 Oklahoma, United States
Win 17–7 Chris Liguori KO (punch) WCA: Pure Combat February 6, 2009 2 0:23 New Jersey, United States
Loss 16–7 Hermes França Decision (unanimous) UFC 90 October 25, 2008 3 5:00 Illinois, United States
Loss 16–6 Tyson Griffin Decision (unanimous) UFC 86 July 5, 2008 3 5:00 Nevada, United States
Win 16–5 Ryan Roberts Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night 13 April 2, 2008 1 0:16 Colorado, United States
Win 15–5 Luke Caudillo TKO (strikes) UFC 78 November 17, 2007 1 4:29 New Jersey, United States
Loss 14–5 Clay Guida Decision (split) UFC 74 August 25, 2007 3 5:00 Nevada, United States UFC debut
Loss 14–4 Takanori Gomi Decision (split) PRIDE Bushido 13 November 5, 2006 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan For Pride Lightweight Championship
Loss 14–3 Mitsuhiro Ishida Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 11 June 4, 2006 2 5:00 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Win 14–2 Takanori Gomi Technical Submission (arm triangle choke) PRIDE Bushido 10 April 2, 2006 1 4:34 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–2 Jutaro Nakao Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 8 July 17, 2005 2 5:00 Nagoya, Japan
Win 12–2 Daisuke Nakamura Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 6 April 3, 2005 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Loss 11–2 Dokonjonosuke Mishima Decision (split) PRIDE Bushido 4 July 19, 2004 2 5:00 Nagoya, Japan
Win 11–1 Naoyuki Kotani TKO (cut) ZST.5 May 5, 2004 2 3:34 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–1 Remigijus Morkevičius Submission (triangle choke) ZST: Grand Prix Final Round January 11, 2004 1 2:48 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–1 Masakazu Imanari Decision (split) ZST: Grand Prix Final Round January 11, 2004 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–1 Rich Clementi Submission (injury) ZST: Grand Prix Final Round January 11, 2004 1 0:40 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–1 Takumi Nakayama Submission (armbar) ZST: Grand Prix Opening Round November 23, 2003 1 3:05 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–1 James Dunn TKO (corner stoppage) Mass Destruction 12 August 16, 2003 1 5:00 Massachusetts, United States
Loss 5–1 Antonio McKee Decision (split) KOTC 27: Aftermath August 10, 2003 2 5:00 California, United States
Win 5–0 Darrell Smith Submission (triangle choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 3 May 24, 2003 1 2:35 Florida, United States
Win 4–0 David Gardner Submission (armbar) USMMA 3: Ring of Fury May 3, 2003 3 4:13 Massachusetts, United States
Win 3–0 Justin Wisniewski Submission (armbar) Absolute Fighting Championships 2 March 28, 2003 1 1:14 Florida, United States
Win 2–0 Scott Johnson Submission (armbar) XFA 5: Redemption January 25, 2003 1 3:31 Florida, United States
Win 1–0 Walter McCall Submission (triangle choke) WEFC 1: Bring It On June 29, 2002 2 2:45 Georgia, United States

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