|Born||Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz
August 29, 1983 
|Height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight||236.2 lb (107 kg; 16 st 12 lb)|
|Division||Heavyweight (265 lb)|
|Reach||79.5 in (202 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Rank||black belt in Muay Thai
brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz (born August 29, 1983) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Heavyweight division. He is currently signed with Bellator and has also competed for the UFC.
Originally from Curitiba, Brazil, Queiroz began training when he was 13 years old. He is a national champion in wrestling, a black belt in Muay Thai and holds an 5-0 undefeated record in Muay Thai with all five wins coming by way of knockout. Quieroz is also a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has won titles in that sport as well.
Mixed martial arts career
Queiroz made his professional mixed martial arts debut in his native Brazil in November 2003. Over the next seven years, he amassed a record of 5 wins and 1 loss before signing with the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Bellator Fighting Championships/Bellator MMA
He made his debut as a participant in the Bellator Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament against Mark Holata at Bellator 75. Despite being knocked down by a punch early on, Queiroz kept his composure and won the fight via armbar just a few minutes later. He faced Alexander Volkov on November 9, 2012 at Bellator 80 in the semifinal. He lost via TKO in the second round.
Queiroz was scheduled to enter the Bellator Summer Series Heavyweight Tournament but pulled out due to an injury. He was replaced by Ryan Martinez.
In the fall of 2013, Queiroz entered the four-man Season 9 Heavyweight tournament. He faced Lavar Johnson in the semifinals at Bellator 102 and won by a shocking knockout at just 23 seconds into the fight. He was scheduled to face Cheick Kongo in the finals but would withdraw due to a knee injury and was replaced by Peter Graham.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|10 matches||7 wins||3 losses|
|Win||7–3||Lavar Johnson||KO (punch)||Bellator 102||October 4, 2013||1||0:23||Visalia, California, United States||Bellator Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Loss||6–3||Alexander Volkov||TKO (punches)||Bellator 80||November 9, 2012||2||4:59||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Bellator Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament semifinal|
|Win||6–2||Mark Holata||Submission (armbar)||Bellator 75||October 5, 2012||1||3:26||Hammond, Indiana, United States||Bellator Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament quarterfinal|
|Loss||5–2||Rob Broughton||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 120||October 16, 2010||3||1:43||London, England, United Kingdom||Queiroz later tested positive for steroids and was released by the UFC|
|Win||5–1||Danilo Rodaki||TKO (knee and punches)||Samurai Fight Combat 3||April 25, 2010||1||2:46||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Win||4–1||Rogerio Farias||KO (punches)||Match Point Sports Aquafit Fight Championship 2||October 9, 2009||1||0:46||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Win||3–1||Nelson Martins||KO (punch)||Samurai Fight Combat 1||September 12, 2009||1||1:58||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Win||2–1||Cleiton Moura||KO (punches)||Torneio Estimulo - Third Round||June 27, 2008||1||0:35||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Loss||1–1||Danilo Pereira||Decision (unanimous)||Real Fight 4||August 18, 2007||2||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||1-0||Lamar Silva||KO (head kick)||Storm Samurai 1||November 29, 2003||2||3:16||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
- Vinicius Queiroz profile Tapology.com
- "UFC newcomers Vinicius Queiroz and Rob Broughton meet at UFC 120". MMAJunkie.com. July 5, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
- "http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Report: Quieroz Tests Positive for Banned Substance, Released by UFC". sherdog.com. November 2, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
- "Bellator Fighting Championships signs Brazilian heavyweight Vinicius Queiroz". MMAJunkie.com. March 30, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
- Steven Marrocco (October 5, 2012). "Bellator 75 results: Santos, Volkov, Hale, Queiroz advance in heavyweight tourney". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
- Steven Marrocco (November 9, 2012). "Bellator 80 results: Warren rolls; Volkov, Martinez advance to tournament finals". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved September 5, 2013.