30 December 1987 |
Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Team||Team Nogueira / Retz|
|Rank||blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Early life and MMA career
Prado started practicing Muay Thai at 19 years old and made his professional MMA debut in October 2009. At the same year he participated in the Brazilian television program Caldeirão do Huck of Rede Globo where he restored his Ford Maverick 1975 and earned his nickname. After his TV appearance, he joined Team Nogueira and achieved an undefeated record of 8-0, with 7 of his wins coming by way of knockout.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Prado made his UFC debut against Phil Davis on August 4, 2012 at UFC on FOX 4, replacing an injured Chad Griggs. An eye poke by Davis rendered Prado unable to continue at 1:28 of round 1 and the official result was a No Contest.
The rematch with Davis, briefly linked to UFC on FX 5, took place on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153. Prado received the first loss of his professional career to Davis in the second round via submission due to an anaconda choke.
Prado was expected to face Roger Hollett on January 19, 2013 at UFC on FX 7. However, Hollett was forced out of the bout with a torn bicep and was replaced by promotional newcomer Ildemar Alcântara. Prado lost via submission (kneebar) in the second round, and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||9 wins||2 losses|
|Win||9–2 (1)||Rafael Monteiro||KO (punches)||IFC - Iron Fight Combat 4||September 13, 2013||2||3:50||São José dos Pinhais, Brazil|
|Loss||8–2 (1)||Ildemar Alcântara||Submission (kneebar)||UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping||January 19, 2013||2||2:39||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||8–1 (1)||Phil Davis||Submission (anaconda choke)||UFC 153||October 13, 2012||2||4:29||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|NC||8–0 (1)||Phil Davis||No Contest (accidental eye poke)||UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera||August 4, 2012||1||1:28||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||8–0||Aldo Sultão||KO (punches)||MF - Max Fight 13||May 13, 2012||1||0:20||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||7–0||Wellington Rodrigues||TKO (punches)||MF - Max Fight 8||April 16, 2011||1||4:23||Campinas, Brazil|
|Win||6–0||Cleber Tavares de Moura||Decision (unanimous)||FXFMMA - X-Fight MMA 1||January 15, 2011||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||5–0||Fernando Tressino||TKO (knees and punches)||CF - Campinas Fight 2||November 6, 2010||1||N/A||Campinas, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Luis Eduardo da Paixao||TKO (punches)||MF 7 - Rally Brazil||July 24, 2010||3||1:25||Itatiba, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Alexandre Imperador||TKO (leg kick)||FCF - First Class Fight 4||June 30, 2010||1||N/A||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Mario Dias||KO (head kick)||Ichigeki - Brazil 2009||October 3, 2009||1||1:02||Bragança Paulista, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Fernando Tressino||KO (knees and punches)||Ichigeki - Brazil 2009||October 3, 2009||1||0:35||Bragança Paulista, Brazil|
- Wagner Prado of Caldeirão do Huck in the UFC. (June 12, 2012)
- "Phil Davis now meets undefeated newcomer Wagner Prado at UFC on FOX 4". mmajunkie.com. May 30, 2012, 2011.
- "With Belcher's spinal fracture, Davis vs. Prado shifts to UFC 153 in Rio". mmajunkie.com. August 25, 2012.
- "UFC makes official Jan. 19 card in Brazil". MMAjunkie.com. November 3, 2012.
- Staff (2013-01-08). "Roger Hollett out, Wagner Prado meets Ildemar Alcantara at UFC on FX 7". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
- MMAjunkie.com Staff (February 20, 2013). "UFC releases Jon Fitch, Vladimir Matyushenko, 14 others". mmajunkie.com.