Luiz Cané

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Luiz Cané
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Born Luiz Arthuro Cané Jr.
(1981-04-02) April 2, 1981 (age 35)
São Paulo, Brazil
Other names Banha
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Light Heavyweight
Reach 77.0 in (196 cm)
Team The Armory
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 24
Wins 17
By knockout 14
By submission 1
By decision 2
Losses 6
By knockout 4
By decision 1
By disqualification 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Luiz Arthuro Cané Jr. (/lˈz kɑːˈn/ loo-EEZ kah-NAY; born April 2, 1981)[1] is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division. A professional competitor since 2005, Cané has formerly competed for the UFC.


Born and raised in the Jardim Bonfiglioli neighborhood, located in the district of Butantan, west side of the city of São Paulo, Luiz Cané alternated working hours in a restaurant with his parents, with hours of training in Jiu-Jitsu Academy Gracie Butantã with Ryan Gracie, and Muay Thai with the team Gibi Thai / Pamplona, of the fighters Mosés Gibi and Eduardo Pamplona.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Cané lost in his UFC debut at UFC 79 via disqualification when he threw an illegal knee to a downed James Irvin.

Cané later defeated Jason Lambert via first round TKO at UFC 85 in England.

Cané won his second straight fight over Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou on October 18, 2008, at UFC 89 via TKO in the second round. He earned Knockout of the Night honors with his performance.

At UFC 97 on April 18, 2009 he defeated Steve Cantwell via unanimous decision where he displayed a good chin and disciplined striking ability.

Cané was TKO'ed by Antônio Rogério Nogueira in the first round of their fight on November 21, 2009, at UFC 106. A left hook to the jaw sent Cané to the floor as Nogueira finished with a series of punches on the ground.

Cané fought UFC newcomer Cyrille Diabate on May 29, 2010, at UFC 114[2] and lost via first round TKO after rocking Diabate early in the fight.

Cané was expected to face Karlos Vemola on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128.[3] However, Vemola was forced from the bout with an injury[4] and replaced by Eliot Marshall.[5] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Cané next faced promotional newcomer Stanislav Nedkov on August 27, 2011 at UFC 134.[6] After out-striking and bloodying Nedkov early on, Cané lost via TKO near the end of the first round.

Cané was expected to make his Middleweight debut against Yushin Okami on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150. However, Cané was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Rousimar Palhares. Rousimar Palhares was forced out of the bout because of injury and was later replaced by Buddy Roberts.[7]

Cané fought Chris Camozzi on October 13, 2012 at UFC 153 in his Middleweight debut.[8] Despite a strong first round, he ultimately lost the fight via unanimous decision. Following the loss he was released from the UFC.[9]


After a long layoff from the sport, Cané returned as a Light Heavyweight and faced Rodney Wallace at SFT 1 on September 20, 2013. Cané won via KO in the first round.[10]

Cané followed up by defeating Fábio Silva via unanimous decision at SFT 2 on November 29, 2013.[11]

Cané faced Alexandre Zaneti on October 4, 2014 at Brazilian Fighting Championship 4. He lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[12]

Cané faced Wesley Martins Garcia de Almeida at Thunder Fight 2: MMA Championship on December 19, 2014. He won the fight via KO due to a punch in the first round.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Cané trains in the gym with fighter Demian Maia in São Paulo.

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 17–6 (1) Mateus Messaros Inacio TKO (punches) Predador FC 35 September 24, 2016 1 2:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 16–6 (1) Felipe Silva TKO (punches) Shooto Brazil 54 May 17, 2015 1 0:49 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 15–6 (1) Wesley Martins Garcia de Almeida KO (punch) Thunder Fight 2: MMA Championship December 19, 2014 1 1:04 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 14–6 (1) Alexandre Zaneti TKO (punches) Brazilian Fighting Championship 4 October 4, 2014 2 3:20 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 14–5 (1) Fábio Silva Decision (unanimous) SFT 2 November 29, 2013 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 13–5 (1) Rodney Wallace KO (flying knee and punches) SFT 1 September 21, 2013 1 3:56 São Paulo, Brazil Return to Light Heavyweight.
Loss 12–5 (1) Chris Camozzi Decision (unanimous) UFC 153 October 13, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Middleweight debut.
Loss 12–4 (1) Stanislav Nedkov TKO (punches) UFC 134 August 27, 2011 1 4:13 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 12–3 (1) Eliot Marshall TKO (punches) UFC 128 March 19, 2011 1 2:15 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 11–3 (1) Cyrille Diabate TKO (punches) UFC 114 May 29, 2010 1 2:13 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–2 (1) Antônio Rogério Nogueira TKO (punches) UFC 106 November 21, 2009 1 1:56 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–1 (1) Steve Cantwell Decision (unanimous) UFC 97 April 18, 2009 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 10–1 (1) Rameau Sokoudjou TKO (punches) UFC 89 October 18, 2008 2 4:15 Birmingham, England Knockout of the Night.
Win 9–1 (1) Jason Lambert TKO (punches) UFC 85 June 7, 2008 1 2:07 London, England
Loss 8–1 (1) James Irvin DQ (illegal knee) UFC 79 December 29, 2007 1 1:51 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Cané was disqualified for kneeing Irvin while grounded.
Win 8–0 (1) James Damien Stelly KO (knee) Art of War 3 September 1, 2007 1 2:45 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 7–0 (1) Wagner Ribeiro Submission (soccer kicks) Minotauro Fights 5 December 9, 2006 1 2:53 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 6–0 (1) Joao Assis TKO (punches) Fury FC 2: Final Combat November 30, 2006 1 3:41 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 5–0 (1) Thiago Cardoso Capataz TKO Mega Fight 3 October 21, 2006 N/A N/A Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 4-0 (1) Mauricio Menegueti TKO (punches) CF: Coliseum Fight September 16, 2006 1 2:20 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 3–0 (1) Gilson Ricardo TKO (punches) Predador FC 2 August 11, 2006 1 2:25 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 2–0 (1) Maurice Igor TKO Coliseu Fight July 22, 2006 N/A N/A Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 1–0 (1) Andre Gustavo TKO (corner stoppage) Estancia Fight 2 May 28, 2006 1 N/A Sao Paulo, Brazil
NC 0–0 (1) Marcelo Alfaya No Contest Campeonato Brasileiro de Vale-Tudo November 5, 2005 1 3:01 Sao Paulo, Brazil Alfaya could not continue after an inadvertent groin kick.


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