Vinny Magalhães

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Vinny Magalhaes
Vinny Magalhaes.png
Born Vinicius de Magalhaes
(1984-07-02) July 2, 1984 (age 30)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Pezao
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Division Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
Heavyweight (265 lb)
Reach 79 in (201 cm)
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Team Syndicate MMA
Hyena Muay Thai
Teacher(s) Royler Gracie, Vinicius Aieta, Eddie Bravo, Mark Beecher (Muay Thai)
Rank 2nd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 11
By knockout 2
By submission 9
Losses 7
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 4
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Vinicius de Magalhães (Portuguese pronunciation: [maɡaˈʎɐ̃ȷ̃ʃ]; born July 2, 1984),[1] is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division. He was a finalist in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir and held a record of 1-4 in two stints with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the former M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion and is also a multiple time jiu-jitsu gi and no-gi world champion.

Background[edit]

Magalhaes was born and raised in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Magalhaes played football, basketball, and began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was 14 years old.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Grappling career[edit]

Vinny was promoted to Black Belt by his Instructors Vinicius Aieta and Royler Gracie, on the Podium after winning thirteen matches (Ten by Submissions), and taking home two Gold Medals in the 2005 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship as a Brown Belt.[3] Vinny has recently expressed that he's been training in different grappling styles such as Sambo (primarily leg locks) and Catch Wrestling. He is also known, despite his background in Brazilian Jujitsu, as being one of the primary pioneers (along with Shinya Aoki and others) of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu techniques in MMA.

In 2007, Vinny would become the first Jiu-Jitsu No Gi World Champion in the Super Heavyweight Division as a Black Belt.[4]

In 2009, Vinny had an impressive performance in the most prestigious Grappling Tournament in the World, the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, winning 2 Bronze Medals (Under 99 kg Division and Absolute Division). On his way to win the Bronze Medal in his weight Division, Vinny defeated BJJ World Champion Rodrigo Cavaca (1st Round, Inverted Heel Hook),the 2003 ADCC World Champion and 2x BJJ Absolute World Champion Marcio Cruz(Quarter-Finals, Flying Armbar), ADCC Brazil Trial Winner and Fellow MMA fighter Glover Teixeira (3rd Place Match, Armbar) and Losing a razor edge decision on points to the eventual Champion Xande Ribeiro (Semi-Final, Points). On his run for his second Bronze Medal, Vinny beat the 2005 ADCC Absolute World Champion Dean Lister by Judges Decision, moving on to the Quarter-Finals against the 2X NCAA Wrestler and MMA Prospect[5] Chris Weidman, who he beat by Flying Armbar (His second in the Competition), which put him in the Semi-Final against Braulio Estima, who beat Vinny by points, and became the eventual Absolute Champion. In the 3rd Place match, Vinny used his experience against Gunnar Nelson to score a Takedown in the last few seconds of the over time to guarantee his second Bronze Medal in his first ADCC.[6]

In 2011, Vinny went up weight class in the ADCC Tournament, competing at the 99 kg and over division. Vinny ended up as the divisional winner, beating the reigning champion Fabricio Werdum by points in the final match.

Vinny Magalhães
Medal record
Competitor for  Brazil
Grappling
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship
Gold 2011 Nottingham,England +99kg
Bronze 2009 Barcelona,Spain Absolute
Bronze 2009 Barcelona,Spain -99kg
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (No Gi)
Gold 2007 Los Angeles,United States -97.8kg
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Gi)
Bronze 2007 Long Beach,United States +100.5kg

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Magalhães defeated Lance Evans, brother of Rashad Evans, when Evans quit after the first round due to a rib injury. Vinny then defeated Jules Bruchez by armbar in the first round to move to the semi finals. Vinny then fought Krzysztof Soszynski, and defeated Soszynski by armbar in the first round, thus moving on to the finals to face Ryan Bader.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Magalhães lost via first round TKO in his UFC debut in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir against former castmate Ryan Bader at the The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale.

Vinny's next fight was at UFC 97 taking on former The Ultimate Fighter castmate Eliot Marshall. Magalhães lost a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Vinny was released from the UFC on April 29, 2009 due to his 0-2 record with the company.[7]

M-1 Global[edit]

After being released from the UFC, Magalhães went 7-1, winning five fights by submission and two by knockout while dropping one by decision, improving his overall record to 9-5 (1).

Magalhães scored an mounted gogoplata submission victory over Viktor Nemkov to become the M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion. He then went on to defend the Light Heavyweight Championship with a third round TKO victory over Mikhail Zayats.

After a contract dispute with M-1 Global, Magalhães placed his belt for sale on ebay.com with a bid of over $90,000 USD.

Return to UFC[edit]

On July 17, 2012 it was announced that Magalhaes had re-signed with the UFC.[8]

Magalhães faced Igor Pokrajac on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152.[9] Magalhães went on to defeat Pokrajac via armbar at 1:14 of the 2nd round.

Magalhães faced Phil Davis on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159.[10] Magalhães lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Magalhães faced Anthony Perosh on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163, He lost the fight by knockout in just fourteen seconds in round 1.[11]

After his loss to Anthony Perosh, Magalhães was released from the UFC.[12][13] Magalhães had previously announced that if he lost to Perosh, he should be cut from UFC's roster and that is exactly how it played out. Magalhães had previously announced that if cut from the UFC, he'd retire from competition.[14]

Post second UFC stint[edit]

Magalhaes quickly denied any talks of retirement and was expected to fight Jeff Monson in a Heavyweight bout on November 9, 2013 at Global Warrior Challenge 2: USA vs Brazil.[15] However, Magalhaes pulled out of the fight due to a prolonged back injury.

Magalhaes was expected to take on Jason Brilz in the main event of Titan FC 28.[16] However, Magalhaes was forced out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by Raphael Davis.[17]

The fight with Brilz is now re-booked and set to take place in September 2014 at Titan FC 30, for the vacant Titan FC Middleweight title.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Vinny had his first child, a son named Vitor in November 2010 and he is married to Alliny Magalhaes. Magalhaes is expecting his second child.[19][20]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Submission Wrestling[edit]

  • ADCC Submission Wrestling Championship
    • 2011 Gold Medal in the 99+ Division [1]
    • 2009 Bronze Medal in the -99 kg Division [2]
    • 2009 Bronze Medal in the Absolute Division [3]

Jiu-Jitsu[edit]

  • World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundial) notables:[24]
    • 2007 1st place in the "Super Heavyweight" division [4]
    • 2007 3rd place in the "SuperSuper Heavyweight" division [5]
    • 2005 1st place the Absolute division [6]
    • 2005 1st place in the Super Heavyweight division [7]
    • 2003 3rd place in the Absolute division [8]
    • 2002 1st place the Heavyweight division [9]
    • 2001 2nd place in the Abolute division [10]
    • 2000 3rd place in the Middleweight division [11]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–7 (1) Jorge Gonzalez Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Kombat 24 July 19, 2014 1 3:12 Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico
Loss 10–7 (1) Anthony Perosh KO (punches) UFC 163 August 3, 2013 1 0:14 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 10–6 (1) Phil Davis Decision (unanimous) UFC 159 April 27, 2013 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–5 (1) Igor Pokrajac Submission (armbar) UFC 152 September 22, 2012 2 1:14 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 9–5 (1) Mikhail Zayats TKO (head kick and punches) M-1 Challenge 27 October 14, 2011 3 1:13 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Defended M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 8–5 (1) Viktor Nemkov Submission (gogoplata neck crank) M-1 Challenge 25 April 28, 2011 3 1:40 St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia Won M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 7–5 (1) Jake Doerr TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 24 March 25, 2011 1 1:47 Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Win 6–5 (1) Robert Scott Submission (armbar) MMA Xplosion: International Team Challenge January 29, 2011 2 3:51 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5–5 (1) Alikhan Magomedov Submission (triangle armbar) M-1 Challenge 22 December 10, 2010 2 1:10 Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Loss 4–5 (1) Pedro Galiza Decision (unanimous) Shark Fights 9 March 20, 2010 3 5:00 Amarillo, Texas, United States
Win 4–4 (1) Mike Nickels Submission (armbar) ROF 36: Demolition December 4, 2009 1 1:19 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 3–4 (1) Chris Davis Submission (triangle choke) CFP: The Carolina Crown 2 October 24, 2009 1 1:13 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Loss 2–4 (1) Eliot Marshall Decision (unanimous) UFC 97 April 18, 2009 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 2–3 (1) Ryan Bader TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir Finale December 13, 2008 1 2:18 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost The Ultimate Fighter 8
Loss 2–2 (1) Raphael Davis Submission (verbal) Valor Fighting: Fight Night March 7, 2008 2 3:03 Tustin, California, United States
Win 2–1 (1) Luis Ojeda Submission (armbar) MMAX 18: Going Home January 26, 2008 1 0:19 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 1–1 (1) Adolfo de la Torre Submission (armbar) MMA Xtreme 15 November 16, 2007 1 0:21 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 0–1 (1) George Bush Decision (unanimous) GFC: Evolution May 19, 2007 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
NC 0–0 (1) Chris Larkin No Contest Gracie Proving Ground 1 November 11, 2006 N/A N/A Columbus, Ohio, United States Fighters fell out of the cage

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mixed Martial Arts Show Results". Nevada State Athletic Commission. December 13, 2008. Retrieved April 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/vinny-magalhaes
  3. ^ http://www.ibjjf.org/results/2005mundial.htm
  4. ^ http://www.ibjjf.org/results/2007nogi.htm
  5. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Sherdog-Prospect-Watch-Chris-Weidman-19956
  6. ^ http://graciemagbarcelona2009.wordpress.com/
  7. ^ http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/04/29/ufc-releases-vinny-magalhaes/
  8. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/29734/vinny-magalhaes-rejoins-the-ufc.mma
  9. ^ "Vinny Magalhaes Draws Igor Pokrajac for Return Bout at UFC 152". mmaweekly.com. July 18, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Davis vs. Magalhaes added to UFC 159". mmajunkie.com. January 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ Staff (2013-05-30). "Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh targeted for UFC 163". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  12. ^ "August 2013: Six fighters removed from UFC roster". bloodyelbow.com. 2013-08-15. 
  13. ^ < "UFC releases Vinny Magalhaes, Dave Herman, Bristol Marunde, John Maguire and Ednald Oliveira following losses". mmatorch.com. 2013-08-15. 
  14. ^ "Vinny Magalhaes may have retired from MMA after tough KO loss to Anthony Perosh". bjjee.com. 2013-08-05. 
  15. ^ "Vinny Magalhaes nixes retirement plans, meets Jeff Monson in November". mmafighting.com. 2013-08-23. 
  16. ^ Staff (2014-03-28). "Vinny Magalhaes vs. Jason Brilz to Headline Titan FC 28 in Kansas City". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  17. ^ "Rafael Davis replaces Vinny Magalhaes in Titan FC 28 main event". fansided.com. 2014-04-01. 
  18. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2014/06/titan-fc-29-30-get-title-bouts-plus-walel-watson-anthony-gutierrez.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ "From the Training Room to the Ring, Vinny Magalhaes brings his BJJ to Russia". m-1global.com. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  20. ^ "Interview with Former TUF 8 Contestant Vinny Magalhães". mmavalor.com. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  21. ^ "Magalhaes captures title, Zacurov defends crown at M1-Challenge 25". sherdog.com. 2011-04-29. 
  22. ^ "Magalhaes rallies to defend title, Garner grabs M-1 Interim strap". sherdog.com. 2011-10-15. 
  23. ^ "Bader, Magalhaes vie for TUF stardom". sherdog.com. 2008-12-12. 
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