Cristiano Marcello

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Cristiano Marcello
Born (1977-12-03) December 3, 1977 (age 44)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ResidenceCuritiba, Paraná, Brazil
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Reach72.5 in (184 cm)
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai
Fighting out ofCuritiba, Brazil
TeamChute Boxe Academy (1998–2009)
Gracie Humaitá
Team Alpha Male (occasionally)
CM System (2009–present)
TrainerRickson Gracie
Urijah Faber
Royler Gracie
Rank4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active1998–2014
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission9
By decision2
By knockout3
By decision3
Notable studentsMaurício Rua
Wanderlei Silva
Cris Cyborg
Murilo Rua
Kazushi Sakuraba
Daniel Acácio Felipe Silva UFC Elizeu Capoeira UFC Matheus Schefel PFL
Mariusz Linke
Evangelista Cyborg
Assuerio Silva
Kevin Souza
Marlon Mathias (EliteXC)
Hélio Dipp (Jungle Fight)
Jean Silva (PRIDE)
Andre Amade
José Landi-Jons (Titan Fighting Championships)
Marcos Antonio Santana (Shooto)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Last updated on: May 16, 2013

Cristiano Marcello da Silva (born December 3, 1977) is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist and former Chute Boxe BJJ head coach who formerly fought for the UFC. Cristiano competed in the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 1998, 1999 and again in 2001. Marcello was also a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Live.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Pride Fighting Championships[edit]

Cristiano fought for PRIDE Fighting Championships at the PRIDE Bushido 12 in August 2006.

Marcello is widely known for a backstage altercation at PRIDE Shockwave 2005 in which Charles Bennett insulted the Chute Boxe Academy and Wanderlei Silva resulting in a fight between Marcello and Bennett, and Marcello put Bennett to sleep with a triangle choke before the fight was broken up.[3]

In January 2009, Marcello left the Chute Boxe Academy in Curitiba to go full on with his own martial arts academy, CM System, which opened its doors in March 2009. Despite leaving Chute Boxe, Marcello is still considered a BJJ coach, and continues to train Chute Boxe fighters out of his own gym.[4]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In February 2012, it was revealed that Marcello was selected to be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Live.[5] In the opening round, Marcello defeated Jared Carlsten by submission to qualify as one of the 16 fighters to live in the TUF house.[6]

Marcello was selected as Team Faber's second pick (fourth overall). In the second fight of the first round, Marcello was selected to fight Justin Lawrence, Team Cruz's first overall pick. He was knocked out by Lawrence at 3:15 of the second round.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Marcello fought fellow cast member Sam Sicilia on June 1, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale.[8] Marcello lost via second round KO due to a flurry of knees and punches.

Cristiano made his return against Reza Madadi on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153.[9] He won the fight via a controversial split decision. The decision was controversial since most major MMA outlets scored the bout for Madadi.[10][11][12][13]

Marcello took on UFC newcomer and World Victory Road veteran Kazuki Tokudome at UFC on Fuel TV 8 on March 2, 2013.[14] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Marcello faced Joe Proctor on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36.[15] He lost the fight via unanimous decision and announced his retirement 2 months later to focus more on his gym and coaching, Marcello also plans to compete in the ADCC for the first time in his grappling career.[16]

Return from retirement[edit]

On June 29, 2018 Marcello announced that he has returned to MMA and has signed a three-fight contract with Brave CF.[17]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Nitrix Champion Fight
    • Nitrix Lightweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 13 wins 6 losses
By knockout 2 3
By submission 9 0
By decision 2 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 13–6 Joe Proctor Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi February 15, 2014 3 5:00 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Loss 13–5 Kazuki Tokudome Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann March 3, 2013 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 13–4 Reza Madadi Decision (split) UFC 153 October 13, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 12–4 Sam Sicilia KO (knees and punches) The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale June 1, 2012 2 2:53 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–3 Oriol Gaset Decision (majority) Nitrix Champion Fight 6 February 19, 2011 5 5:00 Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil Won the Nitrix Lightweight Championship.
Win 11–3 Freddy Thole Submission (triangle choke) Desert Force Championship 1 December 8, 2010 1 4:01 Amman, Jordan
Win 10–3 Guido Cannetti Submission (rear-naked choke) Bitetti Combat 8: 100 Years of Corinthians December 4, 2010 1 1:52 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 9–3 Alejandro Solano Rodriguez TKO (punches) Bitetti Combat 7 May 28, 2010 2 2:58 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 9–2 Emiliano Vatti Submission (armbar) Bitetti Combat 6 February 25, 2010 1 1:05 Brasília, Brazil
Win 8–2 Hector Munoz Submission (rear-naked choke) Art of War 3 September 1, 2007 1 4:58 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 7–2 Dave Kaplan Submission (triangle choke) Fury FC 2: Final Combat November 30, 2006 2 2:37 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 6–2 Mitsuhiro Ishida Decision (unanimous) Pride - Bushido 12 August 26, 2006 2 5:00 Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Win 6–1 Do Hyung Kim TKO (doctor stoppage) MARS World Grand Prix April 29, 2006 1 1:20 Seoul, South Korea Fought at Welterweight.
Win 5–1 Jaydson Costa Submission (triangle choke) Meca World Vale Tudo 7 November 8, 2002 1 3:23 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 4–1 Luiz Azeredo TKO (knees) Meca World Vale Tudo 6 January 31, 2002 1 8:30 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 4–0 Fernando Almeida Submission (rear-naked choke) Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 2 August 8, 1998 2 5:00 Amazonas, Brazil
Win 3–0 Ricardo Corumba Submission (armbar) Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 2 August 8, 1998 1 4:05 Amazonas, Brazil
Win 2–0 Ray Peres KO (stomps and punches) Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1 April 25, 1998 3 3:50 Amazonas, Brazil
Win 1–0 Claudio de Souza Submission (triangle choke) Brazilian Freestyle Circuit 1 April 25, 1998 1 4:37 Amazonas, Brazil

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Justin Lawrence KO (punch) The Ultimate Fighter: Live March 23, 2012 2 3:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1–0 Jared Carlsten Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Live March 9, 2012 1 2:43 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 1 round TUF entry fight.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Cristiano Marcello MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography -". Sherdog.
  2. ^ Matt Erickson (March 3, 2013). "UFC on FUEL TV 8 results: Kazuki Tokudome stifles Cristiano Marcello".
  3. ^ Thomas, Nick (September 28, 2008). "Krazy Horse vs. Cristiano Marcello - Chute Box beef Translation by IHateMMA: Krazy Horse..." Bloody Elbow.
  4. ^ "CM System's Blog". CM System's Blog.
  5. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 15' cast unveiled with 32 lightweight fighters". February 27, 2012. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
  6. ^ "Mixed martial arts results, Season 15 - The Ultimate Fighter" (PDF). State of Nevada, Department of Business and Industry Athletic Commission. March 9, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  7. ^ "Episode No. 3 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Live'". March 23, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  8. ^ "TUF Live Finale adds Marcello-Sicilia". May 23, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  9. ^ "Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi added to UFC 153 in Brazil". July 19, 2012.
  10. ^ "UFC 153 play-by-play and live results". 2012-10-13.
  11. ^ "UFC 153 results play-by-play". 2012-10-13.
  12. ^ "UFC 153 play-by-play Reza Madadi vs Cristiano Marcello". 2012-10-13.
  13. ^ "UFC 153 live facebook FX results". 2012-10-13.
  14. ^ "Marcello-Tokudome set for UFC on Fuel TV 8". December 12, 2012.
  15. ^ Staff (2013-11-26). "Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor slated for UFC Fight Night 36". Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  16. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-04-12). "UFC lightweight Cristiano Marcello retires from MMA". Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  17. ^ Guilherme Cruz (June 29, 2018). "Cristiano Marcello returns from retirement, signs with Brave".