Nazareno Malegarie

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Nazareno Malegarie
Born (1986-05-16) May 16, 1986 (age 28)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Other names Naza
Nationality Argentina
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Style Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Team Ataque Duplo

Black Belt in Luta Livre Esportiva

Black Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2007-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 31
Wins 28
By knockout 8
By submission 17
By decision 3
Losses 3
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Nazareno Malegarie (born May 16, 1986) is an Argentine mixed martial artist. As a blue belt he won the 2004 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships.[2] He currently fights for Bellator Fighting Championships in their featherweight division.

Early life[edit]

Malegarie grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he began learning Judo when he was only 4-years-old and later Tae kwon do at the age of 7.

He was Judo Champion in Argentina in 1999 and 2000.

In 2001, after his family moved to Brazil, he started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, winning the Brazilian National Championships, and the 2004 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships as a Blue Belt.[3]After earning his blackbelt he made the leap into mixed martial arts, when he began training alongside UFC veteran Thiago Tavares, who inspired him to consider a career in MMA.[4][5]

Mixed Martial Arts Career[edit]

Malergarie currently trains at the Ataque Duplo Gym in Brazil. After his MMA debut in 2007, Nazareno fought in many MMA organizations in Brazil and Puerto Rico, where he finished 17 of his 19 victories by knockout or submission as a professional.

At Bellator 37, Malegarie fought Daniel Straus in the quarter finals of the Bellator Season Four Featherweight Tournament. Despite a noble effort, fighting a war for three rounds, Straus received the unanimous decision, eliminating Malegarie from the tournament and giving him his first career loss.

After his loss to Straus, Malergarie went back to the gym to work on his wrestling techniques for a possible rematch. His improved wrestling and ground skills showed during his fight with Jacob DeVree at Bellator 46, which he won by third round submission.

Malegarie competed in the opening round of the Bellator season seven featherweight tournament. He faced Rad Martinez in the quarter finals at Bellator 76 and lost via unanimous decision.

Grappling Career[edit]

  • BJJ World Champion (2004)[6]
  • Two Times South American BJJ Champion (2006-2007)[7][8]
  • Brazilian National Champion[9]
  • Four Times State Champion[10]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
win 28-3 Brazil Derinaldo Guerra da Silva Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Arena Tour March 22, 2014 1 2:50 Buenos Aires, Argentina
win 27-3 Brazil Vitor Pastoriza Submission (Standing Guillotine) Arena Tour December 7, 2013 1 0:24 Buenos Aires, Argentina
win 26-3 Brazil Andre Luis de Souza Submission (Guillotine Choke) Smash - Smash Fight May 3, 2013 1 2:27 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
win 25-3 Brazil Jose Ivanildo Lopes Sousa Decision (Unanimous) Sao Jose Super Fight 3 April 13, 2013 3 5:00 São José, Santa Catarina, Brazil
win 24-3 Brazil Moises Monteiro TKO (Punches) Tavares Combat 5 February 16, 2013 1 00:34 Jaguaruna, Santa Catarina, Brazil
win 23-3 Brazil Marcelo Alalau KO (head kick) Tavares Combat 4 February 3, 2013 1 0:17 Antônio Carlos, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Loss 22-3 United States Rad Martinez Decision (unanimous) Bellator 76 October 12, 2012 3 5:00 Windsor, Ontario, Canada Bellator Season Seven Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 22-2 Brazil Thiago Sinistro TKO (punches) IMMAF - Imbituba MMA Fight 2012 June 23, 2012 1 1:44 Imbituba, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 21-2 Brazil Jonas Lis TKO (punches) Insano Empalux - Grand Prix March 2, 2012 1 0:14 Sao Jose, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Loss 20-2 Brazil Marlon Sandro Decision (unanimous) Bellator 47 July 23, 2011 3 5:00 Rama, Ontario, Canada Bellator Summer Series Featherweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 20-1 United States Jacob DeVree Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 46 June 25, 2011 3 1:25 Hollywood, Florida, United States Bellator Summer Series Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 19-1 United States Daniel Straus Decision (unanimous) Bellator 37 March 19, 2011 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 19-0 Brazil Nelson Velasque Submission (rear-naked choke) Colizeu Fight Championship November 20, 2010 1 4:48 Joaçaba, Brazil
Win 18-0 Brazil Antounce Conceicao Submission (guillotine choke) Memorial Fight Qualifying June 4, 2010 1 N/A São Paulo, Brazil
Win 17-0 Brazil Ricardo Urbano TKO (punches) K.O. Fight 3 April 10, 2010 2 2:10 Apucarana, Brazil
Win 16-0 United States Daniel Morales Decision (unanimous) Top Combat Championship 2 March 5, 2010 3 5:00 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Win 15-0 Brazil Erick Carlos Silva Submission (anaconda choke) Nitrix Show Fight 4 February 6, 2010 1 4:07 Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Win 14-0 Brazil Erikson Lima Submission (kimura) Jaragua Fight Combat December 4, 2009 1 2:40 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Win 13-0 Brazil Luciano Oliveira Submission (heel hook) Nitrix Show Fight 3 November 4, 2009 1 N/A Itajaí, Brazil
Win 12-0 Brazil Alessandro Corderio Submission (arm-triangle choke) VIP Stage 4 October 24, 2009 3 1:32 Joinville, Brazil
Win 11-0 Brazil Rafael Rodrigues Submission (heel hook) Jungle Fight 15 September 19, 2009 3 1:51 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 10-0 Brazil Vitor Miranda KO (punches) Tavares Combat Qualifiers August 15, 2009 1 0:54 Florianópolis, Brazil
Win 9-0 Brazil Rosenildo Rocha Submission (rear-naked choke) VIP Stage 3 May 2, 2009 2 N/A Joinville, Brazil
Win 8-0 United States John Paine KO (punches) Spartan 1 January 10, 2009 2 2:58 Itapema, Brazil
Win 7-0 United States William Wolverine TKO (punches) Balneario Camboriu Fight December 1, 2008 1 4:34 Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Win 6-0 Brazil Diego Marlon Submission (guillotine choke) Warrior's Challenge 3 October 11, 2008 1 N/A Itapema, Brazil
Win 5-0 Brazil Ruan Castil Submission (keylock) Dukeoom of Asgar October 1, 2008 1 2:13 Florianópolis, Brazil
Win 4-0 Brazil Pablo Vinicius TKO (injury) Dukeoom of Asgar October 1, 2008 1 1:19 Florianópolis, Brazil
Win 3-0 Brazil Jairon Oliveira Decision (unanimous) Floripa Fight 4 March 29, 2008 3 5:00 Florianópolis, Brazil
Win 2-0 Brazil Jonas Ribeiro Submission (guillotine choke) Full Fight Open Vale Tudo August 11, 2007 1 0:55 Brazil
Win 1-0 Brazil Tarcisio Imegiato Submission (arm triangle choke) Full Fight Open Vale Tudo August 11, 2007 1 0:36 Brazil


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