Marcel Fortuna

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Marcel Fortuna
Born Marcel Fortuna
(1985-10-22) October 22, 1985 (age 32)
Tubarao, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Other names Maozinha (Little Hands)
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
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[1]
Years active 2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 9
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 3
Losses 3
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Marcel Fortuna (born October 22, 1985) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


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.[1] He moved to the United States in 2009, settling in Northern California.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[3] He also won Performance of the Night honors.

Fortuna faced Jordan Johnson on July 7, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.[4] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[5]

Fortuna faced Jake Collier on November 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis.[6] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[7]

On August 14, 2018, it was announced that Fortuna was released from UFC.[8]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Dragon House
    • Dragon House Light Heavyweight Championship (two defenses)**

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Marcel Fortuna - Official UFC Profile". Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ Fernanda Prates and Christian Stein (2017-07-06). "After making most of adverse UFC debut, Marcel Fortuna aims to break into 205-pound rankings". Retrieved 2017-07-06. 
  3. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-02-04). "UFC Fight Night 104 results: Marcel Fortuna KOs Anthony Hamilton in first". Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  4. ^ "Jordan Johnson, Marcel Fortuna fight at TUF 25 Finale". 
  5. ^ "TUF 25 Finale results: Jordan Johnson stays unbeaten, outworks Marcel Fortuna for decision". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  6. ^ Raphael Marinho (2017-08-08). "Marcel Fortuna tries UFC recovery against Jake Collier in Norfolk". Retrieved 2017-08-08.  (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night 120 results: Jake Collier outworks Marcel Fortuna for decision win". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2017-11-12. 
  8. ^ "Dustin Poirier Passing On 'Most Violent' Title Ahead Of Nate Diaz Fight". Retrieved 2018-08-16. 

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