Adriano Martins

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Adriano Martins
BornAdriano Soares Martins
(1982-06-12) June 12, 1982 (age 36)
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight155.5 lb (71 kg; 11 st 2 lb)
DivisionLightweight (155 lb)
Welterweight (170 lb)
Reach72.0 in (183 cm)[2]
StyleBJJ, Judo, Boxing
Fighting out ofManaus, Amazonas, Brazil
TeamAmerican Top Team
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Cristiano Carioca[3][4]
Brown belt in Judo[3][4]
Years active2004–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total38
Wins28
By knockout13
By submission3
By decision12
Losses10
By knockout3
By decision7
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Adriano Soares Martins (born June 12, 1982) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of Fight Nights Global. A professional competitor since 2004, he has competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Strikeforce and DREAM.[4]

Background[edit]

Originally from Manaus, Brazil, Martins began training in Judo in 1994, which he continued with until the year 2000, reaching the rank of brown belt. Due to his desire to learn submissions, Martins began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1999.[3] Martins went on to have an accomplished career in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, winning various titles. In 2004, needing to support his newly formed family, Martins began mixed martial arts.[5][4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Martins made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2004 and compiled a 23–6 record on the Brazilian circuit before being signed by Strikeforce.

Strikeforce[edit]

Martins was scheduled to make his Strikeforce debut against Isaac Vallie-Flagg on September 29, 2012 at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.[6] However, the event was cancelled due to an injury to headliner Gilbert Melendez.[7]

Martins faced Jorge Gurgel on January 12, 2013 at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.[8] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Martins made his promotional debut against Daron Cruickshank on November 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson. He won via submission due to a straight armbar in the second round.[9] The win also earned him his first Submission of the Night bonus award.[10]

Martins faced Donald Cerrone on January 25, 2014 at UFC on Fox 10.[11] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Martins faced promotional newcomer Juan Puig on July 6, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.[12] He won the fight via knockout in the first round, after landing a short, counter right hand.

Martins faced Rustam Khabilov on February 22, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 61.[13] He won the fight by split decision. In the fight, he was able to take and knock Khabliov down at the end of the second round.

Martins faced Islam Makhachev at UFC 192 on October 3, 2015.[14] He won the fight via knockout in the first round, which produced a Performance of the Night bonus.[15][16]

Martins next faced Leonardo Santos on October 8, 2016 at UFC 204.[17] Santos was awarded a split decision victory.[18]

Martins faced Kajan Johnson on September 9, 2017 at UFC 215.[19] He lost the fight via knockout in the third round.[20]

Martins was released from the UFC on November 15, 2017.[21]

Fight Nights Global[edit]

On 19 February, 2017 he signed a six-fight deal with the Fight Nights Global.

In his debut on 20 May, 2018 at 'FNG 87' he lost to Alexandr Shabily by unanimous decision.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 28–10 Alexandr Shabliy Decision (unanimous) FNG - Fight Nights Global 87 May 19, 2018 3 5:00 Rostov, Russia
Loss 28–9 Kajan Johnson KO (punch) UFC 215 September 9, 2017 3 0:49 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 28–8 Leonardo Santos Decision (split) UFC 204 October 8, 2016 3 4:32 Manchester, England
Win 28–7 Islam Makhachev KO (punch) UFC 192 October 3, 2015 1 1:46 Houston, Texas, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 27–7 Rustam Khabilov Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir February 22, 2015 3 5:00 Porto Alegre, Brazil
Win 26–7 Juan Puig KO (punch) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale July 6, 2014 1 2:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 25–7 Donald Cerrone KO (head kick) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson January 25, 2014 1 4:40 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 25–6 Daron Cruickshank Submission (straight armbar) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson November 9, 2013 2 2:49 Goiânia, Brazil Submission of the Night.
Win 24–6 Jorge Gurgel Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine January 12, 2013 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 23–6 Jimmy Donahue TKO (punches) Jungle Fight 37 March 31, 2012 1 1:02 São Paulo, Brazil Defended the Jungle Fight Lightweight Championship.
Win 22–6 Neilson Gomes TKO (punches) Jungle Fight 34 November 26, 2011 1 1:21 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Won the interim Jungle Fight Lightweight Championship.
Win 21–6 Marcio Castanheira Submission (guillotine choke) Mr. Cage 6 September 30, 2011 1 N/A Manaus, Brazil
Win 20–6 Diego Braga Alves Decision (unanimous) WFE 10: Platinum September 16, 2011 5 5:00 Salvador, Brazil Won the WFE Lightweight Championship.
Loss 19–6 Francisco Trinaldo Decision (majority) Jungle Fight 30 July 30, 2011 3 5:00 Belém, Brazil For the Jungle Fight Lightweight Championship.
Win 19–5 Jamil Silveira TKO (punches) Mr. Cage 5 April 29, 2011 2 2:19 Manaus, Brazil
Win 18–5 Ronildo Augusto TKO (punches) Jungle Fight 27 April 21, 2011 1 2:54 Brasília, Brazil Won the interim Jungle Fight Lightweight Championship.
Win 17–5 Nilson Assunção TKO (corner stoppage) Jungle Fight 26 April 2, 2011 1 N/A São Paulo, Brazil
Win 16–5 Ronys Torres Decision (unanimous) Amazon Show Combat September 9, 2010 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Win 15–5 Pedro Irie Decision (split) MF 7: Rally Brazil July 24, 2010 3 5:00 Itatiba, Brazil
Win 14–5 Dylan Clay Decision (unanimous) VTC: Brazil vs. USA March 6, 2010 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 13–5 Jamil Silveira Decision (split) Vision Fight December 20, 2009 3 5:00 Boa Vista, Brazil
Win 13–4 Daniel Trindade Decision (unanimous) Roraima Show Fight 5 July 12, 2009 3 5:00 Boa Vista, Brazil
Win 12–4 Luis Santos Decision (split) Hero's The Jungle 3 May 9, 2009 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 11–4 Keita Nakamura Decision (split) Dream 6 September 23, 2008 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 11–3 Ronys Torres TKO (doctor stoppage) Hero's the Jungle 2 April 7, 2008 2 N/A Manaus, Brazil
Win 11–2 Diego Braga Alves Decision (unanimous) Amazon Challenge 2 March 1, 2008 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Win 10–2 Michel Addario Bastos TKO (punches) Hero's the Jungle October 13, 2007 1 4:24 Manaus, Brazil
Win 9–2 Julian Fabrin TKO (punches) Cassino Fight 4 September 15, 2007 3 1:19 Manaus, Brazil
Win 8–2 Luciano Azevedo Decision (split) Cassino Fight 3 April 21, 2007 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Win 7–2 Steve Reyna Submission (rear-naked choke) Jungle Fight 6 April 29, 2006 2 0:35 Manaus, Brazil
Win 6–2 Daniel Trindade KO (knee) Roraima Kombat April 8, 2006 2 3:01 Boa Vista, Brazil
Win 5–2 Jorge Clay TKO (punches) Amazon Ultimate Fight June 4, 2005 3 1:40 Manaus, Brazil
Win 4–2 Daniel Trindade KO (punches) Roraima Combat 1 April 8, 2005 2 N/A Boa Vista, Brazil
Loss 3–2 Gleison Tibau Decision (unanimous) Amazônia Fight 1 June 20, 2005 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 3–1 Boris Jonstomp Decision Jungle Fight 2 May 15, 2004 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Win 3–0 Erick Cardoso Decision (unanimous) Gladiator of the Jungle 1 March 7, 2004 1 10:00 Manaus, Brazil
Win 2–0 Robert Fonseca KO (punches) Gladiator of the Jungle 1 March 7, 2004 1 4:53 Manaus, Brazil
Win 1–0 Lucas Lopes Decision (unanimous) Gladiator of the Jungle 1 March 7, 2004 1 10:00 Manaus, Brazil

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 192 Cormier vs. Gustafsson". UFC.com. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fight Card - The Ultimate Fighter Finale Edgar vs. Penn". UFC.com. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Adriano Martins". BJJheroes.com. April 10, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "Adriano Martins - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.ufc.com/news/Adriano-Martins-Ready-for-the-World?id=
  6. ^ "Isaac Vallie-Flagg Faces Adriano Martins at Strikeforce 'Melendez vs. Healy' in Sacramento". sherdog.com. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday's Event in Sacramento". strikeforce.com. September 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "Gurgel-Martins latest addition to Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine". mmajunkie.com. November 30, 2012.
  9. ^ Ben Fowlkes (November 9, 2013). "UFC Fight Night 32 results: Adriano Martins dominant, submits Daron Cruickshank". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  10. ^ Staff. "UFC Fight Night 32 bonuses: Belfort, Martins, Akhmedov, Perpetuo win $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  11. ^ Matthew Roth. "Donald Cerrone meets Adriano Martins at UFC on Fox 10". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  12. ^ C.J. Tuttle (2014-06-26). "Three Fights Added to 'TUF 19' Finale". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  13. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2014-12-18). "Khabilov-Martins announced for UFC Fight Night in Brazil on Feb. 22". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-05-23). "Islam Makhachev vs. Adriano Martins booked for UFC 192 in Houston". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  15. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-10-03). "UFC 192 results: Adriano Martins cracks Islam Makhachev for first-round knockout". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  16. ^ Mike Sloan (2015-10-04). "UFC 192 Bonuses: Cormier, Gustafsson, Tumenov, Martins earn $50K awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-10-04.
  17. ^ Evelyn Rodrigues; Marcelo Barone; Marcelo Russio; Raphael Marinho (2016-07-11). "Ultimate brand Léo Santos vs Adriano Martins at UFC 204, October 8 (Brazilian Portuguese)". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2016-07-11.
  18. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-10-08). "UFC 204 results: Leonardo Santos takes split call from Adriano Martins in battle of Brazilians". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  19. ^ Staff (2017-07-20). "Adriano Martins faces Kajan Johnson at UFC 215 in September in Canada". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-07-20. (in Portuguese)
  20. ^ "UFC 215 results: Kajan Johnson's right hand stuns Adriano Martins". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-09. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  21. ^ "Adriano Martins feels his UFC release was 'unfair' on account of his track record". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
  22. ^ Gleidson Venga (April 22, 2011). "Martins takes LW title; Lineker crushes again at Jungle Fight 27". Sherdog.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  23. ^ Guga Noblat; Eduardo Siqueira (November 27, 2011). "Jungle Fight 34 junta samba à luta e levanta o público na Mangueira" (in Portuguese). Globo.com/blogs. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  24. ^ Staff (April 1, 2012). "Adriano Martins e Kleber Orgulho mantêm seus cinturões no Jungle Fight 37" (in Portuguese). Graciemag.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  25. ^ Staff (September 17, 2011). "Lula e Adriano Martins são campeões do WFE" (in Portuguese). Tatame.com.br. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.

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