Luiz Carlos Dórea

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Luiz Carlos Dórea Barreto
Born Luiz Carlos Dórea Barreto
(1965-03-07) March 7, 1965 (age 52)[1]
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Division Welterweight
Light welterweight
Team Academia Champion
Team Nogueira
Professional boxing record
Total 9
Wins 6
By knockout 3
Losses 2
By knockout 2
Draws 1
No contests 0
Other information
Occupation Boxing and MMA trainer
Civil police investigator
Notable students Acelino Freitas
Éverton Lopes
Adriana Araújo
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
Antônio Rogério Nogueira
Junior dos Santos
Anderson Silva
Lyoto Machida
Vitor Belfort
Demian Maia
Robson Conceição
Pedro Lima
Valdemir Pereira
Hugo Viana
Boxing record from BoxRec

Luiz Carlos Dórea Barreto (born March 7, 1965) is a boxing and mixed martial arts trainer from Brazil and is also a retired boxer. He trained many boxers like Acelino Freitas, Éverton Lopes and Adriana Araújo and mixed martial artists like Anderson Silva, Junior dos Santos, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antônio Rogério Nogueira.

Boxing and MMA training career[edit]

Early training camp and founding of Champion academy[edit]

Dórea started as a trainer in 1988, after the decease of his boxing trainer. He decided to open a training camp on his garage, just for practicing. At 1990, he founded the academy Champion (Academia Champion/Champion Team).[2] It began to grow over the years and quickly gained the fame of being the root to many of the greatest Brazilian boxers.[3]

Trainer titles: Boxing and MMA world titles and olympic medal[edit]

Dórea was the trainer of Acelino Freitas (Popó).[4] He earned a Pan American silver medal in 1995 in Mar del Plata and won multiple titles in WBO and WBA between 1999 and 2006.[5]

Dórea trains former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva since 2003. He trains also Junior dos Santos.

Dórea was the first trainer of Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (Minotauro), but in 1994 he left to the United States to practice and teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was distant during the earning of his RINGS and Pride FC titles. Dórea asked to Nogueira come back to train with him only after 2002.[3] Nogueira later won the UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship.[6]

As a Nogueira's partner, Junior dos Santos (Cigano) was also trained by Dórea for all of his UFC bouts, including his victory over Cain Velasquez for the Heavyweight championship and all title defenses.[6]

Dórea was also the boxing coach for Team dos Santos in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos,[7] for Team Vitor in The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil[8] and for Team Nogueira in The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2.[9]

In the Olympic Games, Dórea was a Brazilian boxing coach for Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.[3] Adriana Araújo, Dórea's student, earned a bronze medal in London 2012.[10]

Other occupations[edit]

Dórea is a civil police investigator[4] and was a city councillor candidate for the city of Salvador in the Brazilian 2012 elections.[1]

Boxing record[edit]

6 Wins (3 knockouts, 3 decisions), 2 Losses (2 knockouts), 1 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 6–2–1 Australia Lester Ellis TKO 3 (10) 1990-02-14 Australia Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Loss 6–1–1 Italy Salvatore Nardino TKO 6 (12) 1989-10-28 Italy Fano, Marche, Italy For WBC International light welterweight title.
Win 6–0–1  Alejandro Balsamo PTS 10 1989-03-10 Brazil Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Win 5–0–1 Paraguay Domingo Guzman Nunez TKO 5 (12) 1988-06-10 Brazil Salvador, Bahia, Brazil Retained WBC International welterweight title.
Win 4–0–1 Australia Tony Jones PTS 12 1988-02-26 Brazil Salvador, Bahia, Brazil Won WBC International welterweight title.
Win 3–0–1 United States Billy Wooten TKO 3 (10) 1987-12-11 Brazil Brazil
Win 2–0–1 Argentina Alfredo Yvan Ayala PTS 10 1987-10-08 Brazil Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Win 1–0–1 Brazil Jesse Maciel TKO 10 (12) 1987-08-14 Brazil Brazil
Draw 0–0–1 Brazil Francisco Mesquita Pereira PTS 6 1986-12-07 Brazil Hotel Quatro Rodas, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil


  1. ^ a b "Luiz Dórea" (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Leonardo Pateira (March 20, 2012). "Champion comemora 22 anos com lutas de MMA" (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Nádia Medeiros (October 13, 2011). "Conheça mais sobre Luiz Dórea, mentor das feras do MMA" (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Maurício Dehò (July 29, 2010). "Mentor de Popó vira 'mago do boxe' para estrelas do UFC" (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Acelino Freitas' biography". Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Eduardo Cruz (May 19, 2010). "UFC quick quote: 'Cigano' coach has no doubt that Junior dos Santos will become heavyweight champion". Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ Damon Martin (January 20, 2011). "Junior dos Santos makes his choices for TUF 13 assistant coaches". Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ Marcelo Dunlop (July 1, 2012). "Coach Dórea defends Wanderlei: "He can still do well in the UFC"". Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ staff (November 6, 2012). "Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira name 'TUF: Brazil 2' coaching staffs (updated)". Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ Maurício Dehò (August 9, 2012). "Após Popó e Cigano, técnico baiano completa coleção de feitos com bronze de Adriana" (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 24, 2013. 

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