June 30, 1972|
Tres Passos, Brazil
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st)|
|Reach||74 in (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Portland, Oregon|
|Rank||3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|World No-gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship|
|Masters World Jiu-Jitsu Championship|
|American Nationals Championship|
|American No-Gi Nationals Championship|
|Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship|
Fabiano Scherner (born June 30, 1972 in Tres Passos) is a German-Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt. He has fought in Cage Rage, IFL and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Fabiano is a decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor, having won multiple championships on an international and world stage in senior and master divisions, although not in the adult divisions.
In 1999, Fabiano started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil with Carlson Gracie student Murilo Rupp. There he was introduced to Mario Sperry, Mulio Bustamante, and Luis Roberto “Bebeo” Duarte. Bebeo was one of the founding members of the Brazilian Top Team (BTT) academy and invited Fabiano to train with BTT.
Fabiano received his black belt in a very fast three years and nine months. Shortly following this, Ricardo Liborio invited Fabiano to start training MMA and teaching BJJ in Olympia, Washington. While in Olympia, Fabiano began cross-training with fellow heavyweight Jeff Monson, as he worked to develop his MMA skills.
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After leaving the UFC, Fabiano fought against Gilbert Yvel at Cage Rage 17 - Ultimate Challenge losing via TKO (Punches) in the first round. Fabiano then fought in three other organizations in Brazil Before fighting in the IFL, racking up 2 wins and 1 no contest.
Fabiano returned to action four months later against Journeyman Mychal Clark who submitted Fabiano with punches from a mounted position.
Fabiano then fought Tracy Willis, and was knocked down by an overhand right early in the second round. Willis followed up with hammerfists that opened a cut on Scherner's forehead and prompted referee Josh Rosenthal to stop the fight.
Fabiano fought Nick Braker on June 6, 2009 at Carnage at the Creek 6 winning via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:08 of the first round.
Scherner lost his next fight against heavyweight prospect Mike Hayes via KO (Punch) at 3:50 of round 2.
Scherner fought Scott Junk at Galaxy MMA 1 – Worlds Collide, During the fight Scherner landed an unintentional low blow on Junk that dropped the Heavyweight to his knees. Junk laid on the cage floor for several minutes before he informed the ringside doctors he could no long continue. The fight was ruled a no contest with the official end coming just 27 seconds into round one.
Scherner was scheduled to fight fellow UFC veteran Brad Morris in Australia at Brace For War 6 on November 13, but he pulled out of the fight due to travel issues. He was replaced by Josh Ogilvie.
On January 20, 2012, Fabiano entered WCFC: Last Man Standing 2, a 16 fighter, last-man-standing style MMA tournament. After winning his first fight, Fabiano lost to the tournament winner Tyler East, in the final and main event.
On August 4, 2012, Fabiano faced Anthony “Freight Train” Hamilton at SportFight 31. After connecting with a right and dropping him to the canvas, Fabiano continued to throw strikes until Hamilton gave up his neck and Fabiano was able to finish with an arm triangle choke, providing Hamilton with his only defeat via submission.
Less than 2 months later, on September 17, 2012, Fabiano faced against the much younger Vitaly Minakov, losing via TKO (punches) late in the first round of the main event.
Championships and accomplishments
- International Sport Karate Association
- ISKA MMA Americas Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- Submission Underground - SUG
- Submission Underground 7 Winner
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||11 wins||11 losses|
|Loss||11–11 (3)||Tony Lopez||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Fight to the Finish||February 3, 2018||3||1:11||Lincoln City, Oregon, United States||For the KOTC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||11–10 (3)||D.J. Linderman||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Wipeout||June 4, 2016||1||2:55||Lincoln City, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||10–10 (3)||Vitaly Minakov||KO (punches)||Fight Nights: Battle of Desne||September 17, 2012||1||3:51||Bryansk, Bryansk Oblast, Russia|
|Win||10–9 (3)||Anthony Hamilton||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||SportFight 31: Battle at the Bay 2||August 4, 2012||1||2:02||Manson, Washington, United States|
|Loss||9–9 (3)||Tyler East||KO (punches)||WCFC: Last Man Standing 2||January 20, 2012||1||0:36||Orem, Utah, United States|
|Win||9–8 (3)||Andenilson Clementino||TKO (punches)||WCFC: Last Man Standing 2||January 20, 2012||1||2:12||Orem, Utah, United States|
|NC||8–8 (3)||Scott Junk||No contest (accidental kick to the groin)||Galaxy MMA 1: Worlds Collide||May 1, 2010||1||0:27||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Loss||8–8 (2)||Mike Hayes||KO (punch)||ROTR 6: Final Countdown||November 21, 2009||2||3:50||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Win||8–7 (2)||Nick Braker||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CATC 6: Carnage at the Creek 6||June 6, 2009||1||3:08||Shelton, Washington, United States|
|Loss||7–7 (2)||Tracy Willis||TKO (punches)||Pro Battle MMA: Immediate Impact||October 4, 2008||2||2:49||Springdale United States|
|Loss||7–6 (2)||Mychal Clark||Submission (punches)||SF 23: SportFight 23||June 20, 2008||2||3:51||Portland, United States|
|Loss||7–5 (2)||Roy Nelson||TKO (punches)||IFL: Las Vegas||February 29, 2008||1||3:20||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For the IFL Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||7–4 (2)||Dierley Buga||TKO (punches)||SFC 3: Sul Fighting Championship 3||December 12, 2007||1||N/A||Brazil|
|NC||6–4 (2)||Maiquel Falcão||No Contest (cut from an illegal headbutt)||Desafio: Fight Show||December 8, 2007||1||N/A||Brazil|
|Win||6–4 (1)||Marcelo Barbosa||KO (punch)||SS: Storm Samurai||July 28, 2007||1||N/A||Brazil|
|Loss||5–4 (1)||Gilbert Yvel||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage 17||July 1, 2006||1||1:30||London, England|
|Loss||5–3 (1)||Gabriel Gonzaga||TKO (punches)||UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie||May 27, 2006||2||0:24||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Loss||5–2 (1)||Brandon Vera||TKO (knees & punches)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2||October 3, 2005||2||3:22||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||UFC Debut.|
|Win||5–1 (1)||Aaron Brink||Submission (guillotine choke)||IFC: Rock N' Rumble||July 30, 2005||1||0:50||Nevada, United States||Won ISKA MMA Americas Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||4–1 (1)||Brian Stromberg||Submission (guillotine choke)||SF 11: Rumble at the Rose Garden||July 9, 2005||1||1:13||Oregon, United States|
|Win||3–1 (1)||Sebastian Rodriguez||Submission (armbar)||SF 10: Mayhem||May 28, 2005||1||2:35||Oregon, United States|
|Win||2–1 (1)||Demian Decorah||Submission (armbar)||FCC 19: Freestyle Combat Challenge 19||May 14, 2005||N/A||N/A||Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||1–1 (1)||Assuerio Silva||Submission (guillotine choke)||Jungle Fight 2||May 15, 2004||2||N/A||Manaus, Brazil|
|NC||1–0 (1)||Assuerio Silva||No Contest (injury)||Meca 9: Meca World Vale Tudo 9||August 1, 2003||1||3:23||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Scherner injured falling from ring.|
|Win||1–0||Scott Bowman||TKO (punches)||HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute Fighting Championships 3||May 24, 2003||1||2:35||Florida, United States|
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