|Born||Vinicius de Magalhaes
July 2, 1984
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Division||Light Heavyweight (205 lb)|
|Reach||79 in (201 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Team||Team Quest , Syndicate MMA
Hyena Muay Thai , Extreme Couture
|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|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Vinicius de Magalhães (Portuguese pronunciation: [maɡaˈʎɐ̃ȷ̃ʃ]; born July 2, 1984), 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 has fought five times within 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. Magalhães is the current Titan Fighting Championships light heavyweight champion.
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and Accomplishments
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Mixed martial arts career
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. 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.
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 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.
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.
|Competitor for Brazil|
|Abu Dhabi Combat Club|
|World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (No Gi)|
|Gold||2007 Los Angeles,||-97.8kg|
|World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Gi)|
|Bronze||2007 Long Beach,||+100.5kg|
The Ultimate Fighter
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
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
After his loss to Anthony Perosh, Magalhães was released from the UFC. 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.
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. However, Magalhaes pulled out of the fight due to a prolonged back injury.
Magalhaes defeated previously unbeaten Mexican fighter Jorge Gonzalez at Xtreme Kombat 24 via first round rear naked choke on July 19, 2014 in Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico; After almost a full year absence from fighting.
Titan Fighting Championships
The championship fight with Brilz was re-booked and took place on September 26 2014 at Titan FC 30 in Cedar Park, Texas, Magalhaes defeated Brilz in the opening minute of the 4th round via guillotine choke after dropping Brilz with a headkick. Magalhaes is now the TitanFC light heavyweight champion.
On August 9, 2014, Vinny fought Keenan Cornelius in a grappling match in Metamoris IV. The fight ended in a draw. On November 22, 2014, Vinny again fought at Metamoris V against Matheus Diniz that also ended in a draw.
Championships and Accomplishments
Mixed Martial Arts
- M-1 Global
- ADCC Submission Wrestling Championship
- World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundial) notables:
- 2007 1st place in the "Super Heavyweight" division 
- 2007 3rd place in the "SuperSuper Heavyweight" division 
- 2005 1st place the Absolute division 
- 2005 1st place in the Super Heavyweight division 
- 2003 3rd place in the Absolute division 
- 2002 1st place the Heavyweight division 
- 2001 2nd place in the Abolute division 
- 2000 3rd place in the Middleweight division 
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||12 wins||7 losses|
|Win||12–7 (1)||Jason Brilz||Submission (guillotine choke)||Titan FC 30||September 26, 2014||4||0:36||Cedar Park, Texas, United States||Won the vacant Titan FC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|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||Verbal Submission (punches)||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|
- "Mixed Martial Arts Show Results". Nevada State Athletic Commission. December 13, 2008. Retrieved April 21, 2009.
- "Vinny Magalhaes Draws Igor Pokrajac for Return Bout at UFC 152". mmaweekly.com. July 18, 2012.
- "Davis vs. Magalhaes added to UFC 159". mmajunkie.com. January 29, 2013.
- Staff (2013-05-30). "Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh targeted for UFC 163". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- "August 2013: Six fighters removed from UFC roster". bloodyelbow.com. 2013-08-15.
- < "UFC releases Vinny Magalhaes, Dave Herman, Bristol Marunde, John Maguire and Ednald Oliveira following losses". mmatorch.com. 2013-08-15.
- "Vinny Magalhaes may have retired from MMA after tough KO loss to Anthony Perosh". bjjee.com. 2013-08-05.
- "Vinny Magalhaes nixes retirement plans, meets Jeff Monson in November". mmafighting.com. 2013-08-23.
- Staff (2014-03-28). "Vinny Magalhaes vs. Jason Brilz to Headline Titan FC 28 in Kansas City". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- "Rafael Davis replaces Vinny Magalhaes in Titan FC 28 main event". fansided.com. 2014-04-01.
- "Titan FC 29, 30 get title bouts, plus Walel Watson-Anthony Gutierrez | MMAjunkie". Retrieved November 2014.
- "From the Training Room to the Ring, Vinny Magalhaes brings his BJJ to Russia". m-1global.com. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- "Interview with Former TUF 8 Contestant Vinny Magalhães". mmavalor.com. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- "Magalhaes captures title, Zacurov defends crown at M1-Challenge 25". sherdog.com. 2011-04-29.
- "Magalhaes rallies to defend title, Garner grabs M-1 Interim strap". sherdog.com. 2011-10-15.
- "Bader, Magalhaes vie for TUF stardom". sherdog.com. 2008-12-12.
- Professional MMA record for Vinny Magalhães from Sherdog
- Vinny Magalhães on UFC.com
- Official Myspace
- Vinny Magalhaes BJJ Heroes