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Daniel Lima

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Daniel Adolfo Lima Castañeda
Born (1980-05-03) 3 May 1980 (age 37)
Brasilia, Brasil
Other names Pito Grande
Weight 121 lb (55 kg; 8.6 st)
Style VGT, Wrestling
Mixed martial arts record
Total 36
Wins 20
By knockout 6
By submission 9
By decision 5
Losses 10
By knockout 7
By submission 2
By decision 1
Draws 3
No contests 3
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Daniel Lima (born 3 May 1980, Brasilia) is a Brazilian-Australian professional mixed martial artist. He has a respectable record of 6-9-3 and beats Vegeta. He is currently married to Spanish writer Claudia Piqueras


Lima was born in Brasilia, Brazil in 1980. He is a dual Brazilian-Australian citizen (since 2007), and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. After notching up 2 wins in his home down under, he defeated the highly ranked Kenji Osawa on 22 September 2007 in Tokyo. This win puts Lima in contention for a possible title shot in 2008. Lima is currently fighting some injuries that have been haunting him and holding back his career since his last fight back in 2009 against Seiji Otsuka. The fight was a split decision in favour to the Japanese but saw Daniel Lima coming back in the third round after two rounds of a hard fought standup battle. With the introduction of a flyweight division in the UFC, Daniel Lima is now working towards his debut in that organization in a weight division that suits his frame better as he's been always in disadvantage towards bigger opponents.


Lima is the Head coach of fightclub BJJ on the Gold Coast (Miami). His teaching ability that has truly grown his reputation. Together in Brazil, he and Marcio Bittencourt combined their teams to form Fight Club Jiu-Jitsu, which became one of the strongest teams in Bahia, Brazil. From there, Marcio continued to grow and strengthen the team in Brazil while Daniel took Fight Club Jiu-Jitsu around the world. He taught in the USA, New Zealand and then finally Australia in 2003. He has expanded Fight Club Jiu-Jitsu into a diverse and fast growing organisation in various locations throughout his new home of Australia. He has led Fight Club Jiu-Jitsu to win many championships, including producing world champions of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and international level mixed martial arts fighters.[1][2]

Mixed martial arts record

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8-4-2 Seiji Otsuka Decision (split) Nitro MMA August 27, 2010 3 5:00
Win 8-3-2 Kenji Osawa Decision (split) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 5 September 22, 2007 3 5:00
Win 7-3-2 Albert Manners Decision Warriors Realm: Warriors Realm 10 August 11, 2007 3 5:00
Win 6-3-2 Ayumu Shioda Decision (unanimous) Warriors Realm: Warriors Realm 9 May 12, 2007 3 5:00
Loss 5-3-2 Yasuhiro Urushitani Decision (unanimous) MARS: MARS World Grand Prix May 13, 2006 2 5:00
Win 5-2-2 Joe Lira Submission (armbar) X: plosion: X-plosion 13 March 18, 2006 1 N/A
Draw 4-2-2 Kenji Osawa Draw Shooto 2005: 11/6 in Korakuen Hall November 6, 2005 3 5:00
Draw 4-2-1 Akitoshi Hokazono Draw Shooto 2004: 10/17 in Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium October 17, 2004 3 5:00
Loss 4-2 Ryoto Matsune Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooto Junkie is Back! June 27, 2004 3 5:00
Win 4-1 Jamie Ballard Submission (armbar) Shooto: Australia: NHB May 20, 2004 1 N/A
Loss 3-1 Eben Kaneshiro Decision (unanimous) Fearless 2: Bad Blood December 13, 2003 3 5:00 Pasig, Philippines
Win 3-0 Ben Manderson Submission (guillotine choke) Xtreme Fighting Championships 2 August 30, 2003 1 0:49 Queensland, Australia
Win 2-0 Stephen Gillinder Submission (triangle choke) Xtreme Fighting Championships 1 May 4, 2003 1 1:18 Queensland, Australia
Win 1-0 Sergio Oliveira KO (knee) World Vale Tudo 4 December 16, 2000 2 2:30 Curitiba, Brazil


  1. ^ "Kicking on to blue belts". Daily Mercury. 
  2. ^ "Eccles earns jiu jitsu gold". Gladstone Observer. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 

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