Vitor Vianna

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Vítor Vianna
Born (1979-11-02) November 2, 1979 (age 34)
Espírito Santo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Team Wand Fight Team
Rank 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 16
Wins 12
By knockout 5
By submission 4
By decision 3
Losses 3
By knockout 2
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Website http://www.wandfightteam.com/#!__vitor-vianna-fighter
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: May 5, 2011

Vítor Vianna is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who has competed in mixed martial arts events in Brazil, Holland, and in the United States. He is the #3 ranked Middleweight prospect in the world.[1] He is also ranked as the #69 Light Heavyweight fighter in the world by FightMatrix.com.[2] This ranking is due to certain Catchweight fights he has participated in. He is also a highly decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and is a; 2 time World Champion, 6 time Brazilian National Champion, 15 time State Champion, and ADCC NO GI Brazilian trials runner-up.[3] Vianna is signed to the Bellator Fighting Championships.[4]

Background[edit]

Vítor Vianna grew up in Espírito Santo, Brazil. He began his martial arts training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 15 at the Alliance BJJ Academy in Sao Paulo, Brazil under Fabio Gurgel. He was also trained by Daniel Gracie for one year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a 2nd degree black belt under Rodrigo Medeiros, and Eduardo Jamelao. As a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitor he is a highly decorated champion and known throughout the world. After becoming two time World Champion Vitor decided to transition to MMA and did so in 2004. After 12 professional fights, his only loss was a TKO (referee stoppage) for a broken arm he sustained while blocking a kick by UFC fighter Thiago Silva.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Since 2004, Vitor Vianna has competed in mixed martial arts events around the world. Prior to this he was a highly decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. He is a; 2 time World Champion, 6 time Brazilian National Champion, 15 time State Champion, and ADCC NO GI Brazilian trials runner-up. In the ADCC NO GI Brazilian trials he faced Roger Gracie in the finals, who is considered the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter in the world. Vitor lasted 13 minutes with Roger Gracie but ultimately lost via submission and became the runner-up. Vitor is a member of Wanderlei Silva's the Wand Fight Team and is the head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, and MMA instructor there. In addition to training with and teaching at the Wand Fight Team, Vitor is the main training partner for UFC fighter and Pride Champion Wanderlei Silva.[3]

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Vianna made his Bellator debut as a participant in the Bellator Season 5 Middleweight Tournament. In the opening round, he defeated Sam Alvey via split decision at Bellator 50. In the semifinal round, Vianna defeated Bryan Baker via TKO in the first round at Bellator 54. He faced Alexander Shlemenko in the tournament finals and lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Personal life[edit]

Vitor Vianna is married with one daughter. He lives and trains in Las Vegas, Nevada. When he is not training, Vitor enjoys spending time with friends and family. [3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–3–1 Brian Rogers KO (flying knee) Bellator 61 March 16, 2012 1 4:14 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Bellator Season 6 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 12–2–1 Alexander Shlemenko Decision (unanimous) Bellator 57 November 12, 2011 3 5:00 Rama, Ontario, Canada Bellator Season 5 Middleweight Tournament Final
Win 12–1–1 Bryan Baker TKO (punches) Bellator 54 October 15, 2011 1 0:54 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Bellator Season 5 Middleweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 11–1–1 Sam Alvey Decision (split) Bellator 50 September 17, 2011 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Bellator Season 5 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 10–1–1 Aaron Brink TKO (punches) Millennium Events: MMA Xplosion October 9, 2010 1 1:17 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1–1 B.J. Lacy Submission (rear-naked choke) MMA Xplosion: Vianna vs. Lacy August 31, 2010 1 2:02 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–1–1 Gatta Tjaad TKO (punches) Beast of the East May 31, 2008 1 N/A Zutphen, Holland
Loss 7–1–1 Thiago Silva TKO (arm injury) Fury FC 2: Final Combat November 30, 2006 1 1:50 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 7–0–1 Danilo Pereira Decision (unanimous) Fury FC 2: Final Combat November 30, 2006 3 5:00 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 6–0–1 Francis Carmont Decision (unanimous) Kam Lung: Only the Strongest Survive 5 October 8, 2006 2 5:00 Zutphen, Holland
Win 5–0–1 Joao Assis TKO (punches) Fury FC 1: Warlords Unleashed September 27, 2006 1 1:57 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 4–0–1 Michael Knaap Submission (flying armbar) Beast of the East May 12, 2006 3 N/A Zutphen, Holland
Draw 3–0–1 Moise Rimbon Draw Future Battle March 5, 2006 3 5:00 Holland
Win 3–0 António Conceição KO (spinning wheel kick) Hurricane September 24, 2005 3 N/A Curitiba, Brazil
Win 2–0 Murilo Assuncao Submission (rear-naked choke) Storm Samurai 7 June 11, 2005 2 4:33 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 1–0 Genivaldo Barbosa Submission (rear naked choke) Shooto Brazil: Never Shake October 23, 2004 1 N/A Sao Paulo, Brazil

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