August 3, 1978|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Fairfield, New Jersey, United States|
|Team||Nova União, Black House (MMA)|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Eduardo made his professional MMA debut at the age of sixteen. He fought exclusively in his native Brazil for the first two years of his career, achieving a record of 11 wins and 3 losses.
In December 1999, Eduardo made his international debut as he faced Takanori Gomi at Vale Tudo Japan 1999. He lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission.
Eduardo made his United States debut in April 2009 as he fought on one of the early cards for Bellator Fighting Championships.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Eduardo was expected to face Yves Jabouin on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158. However, on March 6, Eduardo was forced to pull out of the bout citing a shoulder injury. Jabouin was then pulled from the card as a suitable replacement could not be found on short notice.
After almost two years out of the cage, Eduardo returned to the UFC to face Eddie Wineland on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40. Despite being a significant betting underdog, he won the fight via KO in the first round. The win also earned Eduardo his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
In May 2015 after a year out of competition due to injury, Eduardo announced he had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, and hoped to have a fight booked in the fall of 2015.
He said his hero is Master Luis Alves saying "he was a man that helped shape who I am today."
Championships and accomplishments
- International Vale Tudo Championship
- IVC 7 Lightweight Tournament Runner Up
- Shooto Brazil
- Shooto Brazil Lightweight Championship (1 Time)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|41 matches||29 wins||12 losses|
|Loss||28–12||Nathaniel Wood||Submission (D'Arce choke)||UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes||June 1, 2018||2||2:18||Utica, New York, United States|
|Loss||28–11||Matthew Lopez||TKO (punches)||UFC 212||June 3, 2017||1||2:57||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||28–10||Manvel Gamburyan||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2||November 19, 2016||2||0:46||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||27–10||Aljamain Sterling||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant||December 10, 2015||2||4:18||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||27–9||Eddie Wineland||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva||May 10, 2014||1||4:37||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||26–9||Jeff Curran||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier||May 15, 2012||3||5:00||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Loss||25–9||Raphael Assunção||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 134||August 27, 2011||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||25–8||Jose Wilson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Shooto - Brazil 22||April 1, 2011||3||2:57||Brasília, Brazil|
|Win||24–8||Paulo Dantas||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto - Brazil 17||August 6, 2010||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Won the Shooto Brazil Lightweight Championship. Later vacated title.|
|Win||23–8||Francisco Chagas||TKO (leg injury)||Jungle Fight 16||October 17, 2009||1||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||22–8||Donald Sanchez||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 3||April 17, 2009||3||5:00||Norman, Oklahoma, United States||Catchweight (147 lbs) bout.|
|Win||21–8||Bruno Alves||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Warriors||March 29, 2009||3||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||20–8||Andre Luis Oliveira||TKO (punches)||Shooto - Brazil 10||January 17, 2009||1||2:11||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||19–8||Munil Adriano||TKO (punches)||Real Fight 6||November 8, 2008||1||2:20||São José dos Campos, Brazil|
|Win||18–8||Francisco Ramos||Submission (anaconda choke)||Win Fight and Entertainment 1||September 28, 2008||1||3:56||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||17–8||Cristiano Bananada||Submission (armbar)||The Glory||July 5, 2008||2||1:29||Niterói, Brazil|
|Win||16–8||Erinaldo Rodrigues||KO (punches)||Jungle Fight 9: Warriors||May 31, 2008||N/A||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||15–8||Marcos Maciel||TKO (punches)||Rio FC 1||February 28, 2008||2||2:27||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||14–8||Miguel Angel Duran||Submission (punches)||Shooto Brazil 3 - The Evolution||July 7, 2007||1||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||14–7||Milton Vieira||Submission (anaconda choke)||Super Challenge 1||October 7, 2006||2||N/A||Barueri, Brazil|
|Win||14–6||Aritano Silva||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Gold Fighters Championship 1||May 20, 2006||1||N/A||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||13–6||Jose Adriano||Submission (heel hook)||Guarafight 2||January 7, 2006||1||1:08||Guarapari, Brazil|
|Loss||12–6||Vusal Bayramov||Submission (armbar)||Conquista Fight 1||December 20, 2003||1||3:19||Vitória da Conquista, Brazil|
|Win||12–5||Marcelo Cobra||Decision (unanimous)||K - NOCK||July 23, 2003||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||11–5||Takuya Kuwabara||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto - R.E.A.D. 2||March 17, 2000||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||11–4||Takanori Gomi||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Vale Tudo Japan 1999||December 11, 1999||3||1:43||Urayasu, Japan|
|Loss||11–3||Haroldo Bunn||Submission (kneebar)||IVC 13 - The New Generation of Lightweights||August 26, 1998||1||7:40||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||11–2||Sergio Melo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IVC 7 - The New Champions||August 23, 1998||1||16:25||São Paulo, Brazil||IVC 7 Lightweight Tournament Finals.|
|Win||11–1||Fabio Alves||Submission (punches)||IVC 7 - The New Champions||August 23, 1998||1||3:30||São Paulo, Brazil||IVC 7 Lightweight Tournament Semifinals.|
|Win||10–1||Vanderci Garcia||Submission (punches)||IVC 7 - The New Champions||August 23, 1998||1||2:07||São Paulo, Brazil||IVC 7 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals.|
|Win||9–1||Thiago Santana||Decision (unanimous)||Campos de Jordao Freestyle||June 6, 1998||2||8:00||Campos do Jordão, Brazil|
|Win||8–1||Rudi Desouza||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Campos de Jordao Freestyle||June 6, 1998||1||N/A||Campos do Jordão, Brazil|
|Win||7–1||Wanderley Esmala||Submission (triangle choke)||Desafio - Freestyle de Campos||May 18, 1998||1||15:49||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||6–1||Arivaldo Souza||TKO (punches)||Guaratingueta Freestyle 1||August 30, 1997||2||N/A||Guaratinguetá, Brazil|
|Win||5–1||Guilherme Santos||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Guaratingueta Freestyle 1||August 30, 1997||1||N/A||Guaratinguetá, Brazil|
|Win||4–1||Marcos Rodrigues||Decision (unanimous)||Guaratingueta Freestyle 1||August 30, 1997||2||8:00||Guaratinguetá, Brazil|
|Win||3–1||Douglas Nascimento||Submission (ankle lock)||Itajuba Freestyle Open||April 5, 1997||3||N/A||Itajubá, Brazil|
|Win||2–1||Claudionor Silva||Decision (unanimous)||Itajuba Freestyle Open||October 5, 1997||2||8:00||Itajubá, Brazil|
|Win||1–1||Paulo Arum||Submission (heel hook)||Itajuba Freestyle Open||April 5, 1997||1||N/A||Itajubá, Brazil|
|Loss||0–1||Wander Braga||Submission (rear-naked choke)||BVF 6 - Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale Tudo 1||November 1, 1996||1||4:33||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
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