Milton Vieira

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Milton Vieira
Born (1978-10-10) October 10, 1978 (age 36)
Teresópolis, Brazil
Other names Miltinho
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight
Fighting out of Amazonas, Brazil
Team Brazilian Top Team
Trainer Carlson Gracie
Murilo Bustamante
Rank 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2001-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 23
Wins 13
By submission 9
By decision 4
Losses 8
By decision 8
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Milton Vieira (born October 10, 1978) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing as a Featherweight. Vieira is widely credited as the inventor of the anaconda choke. Vieira is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Murilo Bustamante and competed in several top grappling competitions including Grapplers Quest and appeared at the 2007 ADCC World Championship and also the 2009 ADCC World Championship. In mixed martial arts, he has competed for the UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce, DEEP, M-1 Global, and Shooto.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Vieira made his professional mixed martial arts debut in June 2001 in his native Brazil. Over his decade-long career, he has competed in PRIDE Fighting Championship, DEEP, M-1 Global and Shooto promotions.[1] During this time period he amassed a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw, with all of his losses coming via decision.

Strikeforce[edit]

In mid-2011, Vieira signed a one fight deal with Strikeforce. He debuted against Sterling Ford at Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte on August 12, 2011 and won via technical submission (D'arce choke) in the first round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In early 2012, it was announced that Vieira had signed a four-fight deal with the UFC.[1]

Vieira faced Felipe Arantes on June 23, 2012 at UFC 147.[2] The two fought to a split draw.

For his second fight for the promotion, Vieira faced Godofredo Castro on January 19, 2013 at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping. He lost the fight via split decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–8–2 Godofredo Pepey Decision (split) UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping January 19, 2013 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Draw 13–7–2 Felipe Arantes Draw (split) UFC 147 June 23, 2012 3 5:00 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Win 13–7–1 Sterling Ford Technical Submission (D'arce choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte August 12, 2011 1 4:49 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–7–1 Bruno Lobato Submission (anaconda choke) Bitetti Combat MMA 9 June 18, 2011 1 1:23 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 11–7–1 David Cubas Submission (armbar) Bitetti Combat MMA 7 May 28, 2010 2 4:12 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 10–7–1 Diego Braga Decision (unanimous) Platinum Fight Brazil 2 December 5, 2009 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 10–6–1 Luciano Azevedo Decision (split) Bitetti Combat MMA 4 September 12, 2009 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 9–6–1 Gustavo Rosa Submission (anaconda choke) The Warriors March 28, 2009 1 1:00 Barra da Tijuca, Brazil
Loss 8–6–1 Luiz Azeredo Decision (unanimous) The One: VIP Fighting February 13, 2008 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–5–1 Jorge Britto Decision (unanimous) Capital Fight December 14, 2007 3 5:00 Brasília, Brazil
Win 7–5–1 Yukinari Tamura Submission (rear-naked choke) Real Rhythm: 5th Stage November 18, 2006 2 2:34 Osaka, Japan
Loss 6–5–1 Jean Silva Decision (split) Super Challenge 1 October 7, 2006 2 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 6–4–1 Johnny Eduardo Submission (D'arce choke) Super Challenge 1 October 7, 2006 2 0:59 São Paulo, Brazil
Draw 5–4–1 Kazunori Yokota Draw DEEP: 24 Impact April 11, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 5–4 Nobuhiro Obiya Decision (unanimous) Deep: 22 Impact December 2, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–3 Hiroki Nagaoka Decision (unanimous) Deep: 21st Impact October 28, 2005 2 3:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 4–3 Hayato Sakurai Decision (split) Pride: Bushido 7 May 22, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–2 Diego Braga Submission (arm-triangle choke) AFC: Brazil 1 August 18, 2004 2 4:25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 3–2 Jadyson Costa Submission (arm-triangle choke) Meca World Vale Tudo 11 June 5, 2004 3 1:08 Teresópolis, Brazil
Loss 2–2 Jake Shields Decision (unanimous) Shooto May 21, 2003 3 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Win 2–1 Magomed Dzhabrailov Decision (unanimous) M-1 MFC - Russia vs. the World 5 April 6, 2003 1 10:00 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 1–1 Islam Karimov Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 MFC - Russia vs. the World 3 April 26, 2002 1 8:08 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Loss 0–1 Cyrillo Padilha Nelto Decision Heroes 2 June 30, 2001 1 12:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PRIDE and Strikeforce vet Miltinho Vieira signs with UFC". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Jiu-jitsu notable Milton Vieira's octagon debut set at UFC 147 against Felipe Arantes". MMAJunkie.com. March 29, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "UFC releases featherweights Diego Nunes and Milton Vieira". bloodyelbow.com. February 22, 2013. 

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