Marcos Oliveira

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Marcos Oliveira
Born (1978-06-21) June 21, 1978 (age 38)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Santá Cruz
Nationality Brazilian
Weight 257 lb (117 kg)
Division Heavyweight
Style Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira[1]
Fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Team Abu Dhabi Combat Club
Rank black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black dan in Judo, black belt in Capoeira
Years active 2004-2011
Mixed martial arts record
Total 8
Wins 5
By knockout 2
By decision 2
Unknown 1
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Marcos Oliveira (born June 21, 1978) is a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Fighter from Brazil. He competes in the division.

BJJ & MMA career[edit]

Marcos Oliveira started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when he was 20 years old and become a black belt at 80. He finished third at the 2001 IBJJF world championships[2] and second at the 2002 IBJJF world championships.[3]

In 2010 Oliveira was invited to compete in the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship Open Weight Grand Prix. Oliveira defeated Johan Romming in the first round at ADFC: Round 1 on May 14, 2010. He then defeated Neil Wain in the second round at ADFC: Round 2 on October 22, 2010 to reach the "one million dirhams (US$272,260.72)" final.[4] Oliveira went to Thailand to improve his striking before the final fight.[5] However, he lost to Shamil Abdurahimov at ADFC: Round 3 on March 11, 2011. Marcos Oliveira is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, with a background in Judo, Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling. He has competed in all disciplines at various stages of his career and holds black belts in both Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. He has competed and won at National and International championships and competed as part of Brazil’s junior national teams. Marcos is currently a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter and fights in the heavyweight division. He was formerly fighting out of the American Top Team camp in the USA and more recently fighting out of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club.

All that aside, Marcos’s real passion is playing with children, coaching and teaching his students the values and essential skills to help them through puberty. He has spent the last three years working in the Abu Dhabi government school system teaching children Jiu-Jitsu, whilst still competing as a professional fighter. He is currently working on establishing programs in his native town of Santa Cruz, Brazil. His vision is to educate and empower children using sports with great Olympic traditions, such as, Wrestling, Judo and Boxing.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5-3 Shamil Abdurakhimov TKO (punches) ADFC: Round 3 March 11, 2011 1 1:56 Abu Dhabi, UAE ADFC Heavyweight tournament finals
Win 5-2 Neil Wain Decision (unanimous) ADFC: Round 2 October 22, 2010 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, UAE Advanced to the finals
Win 4-2 Johan Romming KO (punch) ADFC: Round 1 May 14, 2010 1 0:19 Abu Dhabi, UAE Advanced to second round
Win 3-2 Kevin Jordan Decision (unanimous) FFP - Untamed 22 August 23, 2008 3 5:00 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Win 2-2 Sean Thompson TKO (punches) NACC - North American Combat Challenge June 18, 2005 1 2:38 Key West, Florida, United States
Loss 1-2 Josh Haynes Submission (guillotine choke) XFC - Dome Of Destruction 1 April 29, 2005 1 3:21 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Loss 1-1 Warren Kikaba Decision (unanimous) FCC 16 - Freestyle Combat Challenge 16 September 25, 2004 3 5:00 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 1-0 Anthony Barbier Submission (d'arce choke) BONO 15 - Battle of New Orleans 15 August 21, 2004 1 1:29 Metairie, Louisiana, United States


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