|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)
Heavyweight (265 lb)
|Reach||79 in (201 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Las Vegas, Nevada|
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|
|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 Heavyweight division. He was a participant 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 has also competed for Shark Fights.
- 1 MMA career
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Championships and Accomplishments
- 4 Mixed martial arts record
- 5 See also
- 6 Awards
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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.
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|
|ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship|
|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. 
Post second UFC stint
Magalhaes quickly denied any talks of retirement and is now expected to fight Jeff Monson in a Heavyweight bout on November 9, 2013 at Global Warrior Challenge 2: USA vs Brazil. Magalhaes pulled out of the fight due to a prolonged back injury.
Championships and Accomplishments
Mixed Martial Arts
- M-1 Global
- M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Championship (one time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||10 wins||7 losses|
|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|
Mixed Martial Arts
The Ultimate Fighter 8 (Light Heavyweight) Runner-up
Former Light Heavyweight Champion
ADCC Submission Wrestling Championship
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundial) notables:
2007 he won the "Super Heavyweight" division 
2007 he finished third in the "SuperSuper Heavyweight" division 
2005 he won the Absolute division 
2005 he won the Super Heavyweight division 
2003 he finished third in the Absolute division 
2002 he won the Heavyweight division 
2001 he finished second in the Abolute division 
2000 he finished third in the Middleweight division 
- "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.
- "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.
- Professional MMA record for Vinny Magalhães from Sherdog
- Vinny Magalhães on UFC.com
- Official Myspace
- Vinny Magalhaes BJJ Heroes