October 22, 1985
Tubarao, Santa Catarina, Brazil
|Other names||Maozinha (Little Hands)|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||San Ramon, California, United States|
|Team||Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu|
|Rank||3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born and raised in Brazil, Fortuna began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 16, and went on to have an accomplished career in the sport. As a brown belt, Fortuna was a world champion, and won the South American, European, and Pan-American championships as a black belt. He moved to the United States in 2009, settling in Northern California.
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Fortuna was later signed by the UFC and made his debut at UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie in a Heavyweight bout against Anthony Hamilton. Despite being undersized, Fortuna won via knockout with an overhand right in the first round. He also won Performance of the Night honors.
On August 14, 2018, it was announced that Fortuna was released from UFC.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night**
- Dragon House
- Dragon House Light Heavyweight Championship (two defenses)**
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||9 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||9–3||Jake Collier||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis||November 11, 2017||3||5:00||Norfolk, Virginia, United States|
|Loss||9–2||Jordan Johnson||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale||July 7, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Win||9–1||Anthony Hamilton||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie||February 4, 2017||1||3:10||Houston, Texas, United States||Heavyweight debut. Performance of the Night.|
|Win||8–1||David Mitchell||Decision (unanimous)||Dragon House 20||June 6, 2015||3||5:00||Oakland, California, United States||Defended the Dragon House Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||7–1||Jordan Powell||Submission (side choke)||Dragon House 19||March 21, 2015||1||0:18||Oakland, California, United States||Defended the Dragon House Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||6–1||Mike Ortega||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Dragon House 17||August 9, 2014||3||1:17||Oakland, California, United States||Won the vacant Dragon House Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||5–1||Manny Murillo||Decision (unanimous)||Dragon House 16||May 3, 2014||3||5:00||Oakland, California, United States||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Win||4–1||CJ Marsh||Submission (baseball choke)||War MMA 1: Roberts vs. Baesman||June 22, 2013||2||2:40||Stockton, California, United States||Catchweight (195 lbs) bout.|
|Loss||3–1||Jesse Taylor||Decision (unanimous)||Dragon House 11||August 18, 2012||3||5:00||Oakland, California, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||3–0||Sean Pierre||Decision (unanimous)||Impact MMA: Recognition||December 10, 2011||3||5:00||Pleasanton, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Ryan Williams||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Capitol Fighting Championships: Fall Classic||October 8, 2011||1||2:05||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||David Villescaz||Submission (armbar)||Rebel Fights||April 16, 2011||1||2:23||Plymouth, California, United States|
- "Marcel Fortuna - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- Fernanda Prates and Christian Stein (2017-07-06). "After making most of adverse UFC debut, Marcel Fortuna aims to break into 205-pound rankings". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
- Steven Marrocco (2017-02-04). "UFC Fight Night 104 results: Marcel Fortuna KOs Anthony Hamilton in first". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
- "Jordan Johnson, Marcel Fortuna fight at TUF 25 Finale".
- "TUF 25 Finale results: Jordan Johnson stays unbeaten, outworks Marcel Fortuna for decision". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
- Raphael Marinho (2017-08-08). "Marcel Fortuna tries UFC recovery against Jake Collier in Norfolk". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-08-08. (in Portuguese)
- "UFC Fight Night 120 results: Jake Collier outworks Marcel Fortuna for decision win". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
- "Dustin Poirier Passing On 'Most Violent' Title Ahead Of Nate Diaz Fight". Retrieved 2018-08-16.