9 October 1983 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)|
|Fighting out of||Curitiba, Brazil|
Chute Boxe Academy (formerly)
|Rank||purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
André "Dida" Amade (1983) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and Muay Thai kickboxer who has competed in the Japanese promotions Dream and K-1 Hero's. He is known for his exciting fighting style, often utilizing flying knees and spinning kicks, as well as his colorful entrances often sporting a mask and dancing his way to the ring. He is the head trainer of Evolução Thai. He was a coach in The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, but he was involved in a brawl between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, when Amade jumped in and punched Sonnen repeatedly in the back of the head.
Amade made his professional debut in 2004, and started off his career 3-0-1 in his home country of Brazil before making his Japanese debut against future DREAM Featherweight Champion Hiroyuki Takaya for the K-1 Hero's organization. Amade received his first career loss against fellow Brazilian Gesias Calvacante by an armbar submission in the final of the 2007 K-1 Hero's Lightweight Grand Prix Tournament, Calvacante had won the tournament in the previous year as well.
Until late 2007 Amade trained at the Chute Boxe Academy in Curitiba, Brazil and was able to gain a purple belt BJJ under coach Cristiano Marcello during his time there. Amado formerly competed in K-1 HERO'S and entered the DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix, losing in the opening round of the tournament to Eddie Alvarez by first round TKO. He lost his last fight to Katsunori Kikuno at Dream 10 on 20 July 2009. "Dida" most recently faced former EliteXC Lightweight Champion KJ Noons at DREAM.13 at 22 March 2010. He lost via unanimous decision, after being uncharacteristically tentative during the fight, seemingly looking for a more counter-based approach against the Hawaiian fighter.
During the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, Amade was brought in as one of the coaches under Wanderlei Silva. During the brawl that broke out between coaches Silva and Chael Sonnen, while the rest of the cast were trying to separate the brawling coaches, Amade joined in the crowd and took the chance to punch Sonnen on the back of the head several times and rip his shirt off. In the aftermath of the brawl, he was filmed bragging to his team about his deeds. UFC president Dana White kicked him off the show after the incident, telling the media that Amade "ought to be arrested" for what he did.
On October 20, 2010 Amade was involved in a shooting. Amade and his brother, Mauricio Veio, accepted a ride from a student outside of a popular mixed martial arts gym/academy where Amade had been teaching in Toronto, Canada. An argument erupted outside and two stray bullets entered through the back of the vehicle, one grazing the top of Amade's head, later requiring stitches. The other bullet struck a student sitting beside Amade, in the arm. Amade returned to training for his upcoming fight in the K-1 Max Tournament only three days later and has since opened up his own gym in the area.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||6 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||6–4–1||KJ Noons||Decision (unanimous)||DREAM.13||22 Mar 2010||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||6–3–1||Katsunori Kikuno||TKO (punches)||DREAM.10||20 July 2009||1||3:47||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||6–2–1||Eddie Alvarez||TKO (punches)||Dream 1: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 First Round||15 March 2008||1||6:47||Saitama, Saitama, Japan||DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix opening round|
|Loss||6–1–1||Gesias Cavalcante||Submission (armbar)||Hero's 10||17 September 2007||1||4:48||Yokohama, Japan||Hero's 2007 Lightweight Grand Prix final.|
|Win||6–0–1||Caol Uno||Decision (unanimous)||Hero's 10||17 September 2007||3||5:00||Yokohama, Japan||Hero's 2007 Lightweight Grand Prix semi-final.|
|Win||5–0–1||Artur Oumakhanov||TKO (punches)||Hero's 9||16 July 2007||1||1:20||Yokohama, Japan||Hero's 2007 Lightweight Grand Prix quarter-final.|
|Win||4–0–1||Hiroyuki Takaya||TKO (broken nose)||Hero's 8||12 March 2007||1||3:29||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||3–0–1||Felipe Borges||TKO (punches)||Storm Samurai 12||25 November 2006||1||0:20||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Draw||2–0–1||Claudio Mattos||Draw||Storm Samurai 8||2 July 2005||3||5:00||Brasílial, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Sergio Vieira||KO (punch)||Storm Samurai 6||19 March 2005||1||0:43||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Leandro Sousa||Decision||Storm Samurai 4||7 August 2004||3||5:00||Curitiba, Brazil|
2 Win (1 (T)KO's), 4 Losses
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- MMA Brasil Lutadores André Amade (Dida)
- Com novos técnicos, Shogun promete ser um lutador melhor "O blog Mano a Mano divulgou ontem que André Amade não é mais o treinador do ex-campeão meio-pesado do Ultimate Fighting Championship, Maurício "Shogun" Rua .."
- "Dida Leaves Chute Boxe, 27 November 2007". MMA Movement.com. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
- "Andre Amado vs K.J. Noons".
- Andre Dida to Return to Fighting This Summer
- K-1 Brings in Andre Dida, World MAX Finals Gearing Up
- TUF Brazil 3: Fighter who attacked Chael Sonnen thrown off the show