|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Team||Carlson Gracie Team|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Years active||1995-2001–present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Amaury had his debut in 1995 for the Desafio: International Vale Tudo tournament. Entering the competition representing the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, he was pitted at the first round against karate stylist Francisco Nonato, but he defeated him by taking the fight to the mat and raining punches on him. Bitetti next defeated kickboxer James Adler the same way, and he advanced to the finals, where he faced capoeira fighter Mestre Hulk. The grappler waited after some spinning kicks and tried to shoot, but he was suddenly caught by a right hook from the capoerista and fell to the ground, where he received fourteen unanswered punches until referee Joao Alberto Barreto stopped the match.
In 1996, Bitetti debuted in Ultimate Fighting Championship at its event UFC 9, replacing an injured Marco Ruas in his fight against Don Frye. The match would become infamous for the amount of punishment Amaury received, as Frye stopped his early takedowns and started landing punches, knees and elbows on the Brazilian, both standing and on the ground. After a hard series of elbows to the spine and head, the referee stopped the match to declare Frye winner.
Amaury returned to UFC in UFC 26, where he faced Ken Shamrock trainee Alex Andrade. This time Bitetti started aggressively, but Andrade answered and followed with a kick to the face, which gained him a yellow card as he was wearing wrestling shoes and thus he couldn't legally kick. The Brazilian continued landing several combinations through the match, but he ended winning by disqualification instead, as at the second round he was kicked in the head again, which got Andrade out of the match.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu career
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- International Vale Tudo Tournament Finalist (1995)
- World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
- Two-time Absolute Division Champion (1996–97)
- Bronze medalist in 1999
- Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship
- Two-time Heavyweight (-94 kg) Champion (1998 and 2000)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|7 matches||5 wins||2 losses|
|Win||5-2||Dennis Hallman||Decision (split)||Shogun 1||December 15, 2001||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||4-2||Alex Andrade||DQ (kicking with shoes)||UFC 26||June 9, 2000||2||0:43||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||3–2||Maurice Travis||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Vale Tudo O Lutador||December 19, 1996||1||3:17||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||2-2||Don Frye||TKO (punches)||UFC 9||May 17, 1996||1||9:22||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Loss||2-1||Mestre Hulk||KO (punches)||Desafio: International Vale Tudo||January 5, 1995||1||0:23||Brazil||Tournament finals|
|Win||2–0||James Adler||Submission (punches)||Desafio: International Vale Tudo||January 5, 1995||1||1:51||Brazil||Tournament semifinals|
|Win||1–0||Nonato Nonato||Submission (punches)||Desafio: International Vale Tudo||January 5, 1995||1||3:57||Brazil||Tournament quarterfinals|
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