Francisco Filho (martial artist)

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Francisco Filho
BornFrancisco Alves Filho
(1971-01-10) January 10, 1971 (age 48)
Souto Soares, Bahia, Brazil
Other namesChiquinho
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight108 kg (238 lb; 17.0 st)
DivisionSuper Heavyweight
StyleKyokushin Karate
TeamTeam Ichigeki
Liberdade Dojo
TrainerSeiji Isobe
Rank7th dan black belt in Kyokushin Karate
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active19 (1985–2004)
Kickboxing record
By knockout9
By knockout2
Other information
Notable studentsNicholas Pettas, Vitor Belfort
last updated on: January 16, 2010

Francisco "Chiquinho" Alves Filho (born January 10, 1971) is a Brazilian Kyokushin Karateka and kickboxer. He is one of the few karate-ka to have successfully completed the 100 man kumite more than once.

He holds notable K-1 wins over Sam Greco, Andy Hug, Remy Bonjasky, Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts and Stefan Leko.[1]


Francisco Filho started Kyokushin kaikan around age of 10 and received black belt six and half years later. He made his professional K-1 fighting debut on July 20, 1997 at the K-1 Dream '97 tournament against Kyokushin and Seidokaikan fighter Andy Hug. This was their second encounter, the first being at the 5th Kyokushin World Tournament in 1991 that resulted in a controversial knockout victory for Filho with a technique that connected after the bell rang. The second fight was also won by Filho quickly earning the Brazilian a large fan base in Japan as well as making him one of the then top contenders for the K-1 World GP Championship title.

Filho has since held championship titles in both K-1 as well as in IKO-Kyokushin Kaikan. He has not taken part in any major competition since 2004 but remains active developing young fighters and in overseeing Brazil’s Kyokushin national team.[2]

In 2012, he appeared on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil coaching with Vitor Belfort.

Titles and accomplishments[edit]

  • Kickboxing
  • Kyokushin[2]
    • 1999 Gold 7th Kyokushin World Open Karate Tournament IKO 1 (defeated Hajime Kazumi)
    • 1997 Gold 1st Kyokushin World Weight Tournament Heavyweight
    • 1995 Bronze 6th Kyokushin World Open Karate Tournament IKO 1 (lost to Hajime Kazumi)
    • 1995 Gold Brazilian Open
    • 1994 Gold Mundialito Open
    • 1994 Gold 7th South American Championships
    • 1993 Gold Brazilian Open
    • 1992 Gold 6th South American Championships
    • 1992 Gold Brazilian Open
    • 1991 5th Kyokushin World Open Karate Tournament final 16 (lost to Kenji Yamaki)
    • 1991 Gold Uruguayan Open Karate Championships
    • 1990 Gold Paulista Championships
    • 1990 Gold Brazilian Open
    • 1989 Gold 5th South American Championships
    • 1989 Gold Paulista Championships
    • 1988 Gold Paulista Championships Juniors
    • 1988 Brazilian Open 6th place
    • 1987 Brazilian Open 7th place
    • 1987 Gold Paulista Championships Juniors
    • 1986 Silver Paulista Championships Juniors
    • 1985 Silver Paulista Championships Juniors
  • In 1995 Fancisco Filho completed 100 man kumite in Brazil and in Japan.

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mas Oyama and 100 man kumite". Archived from the original on 2006-10-26. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  2. ^ a b "Historia Shihan Francisco Filho". Archived from the original on 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2010-01-16.