Nazareno Malegarie

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Nazareno Malegarie
Born (1986-05-16) May 16, 1986 (age 30)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Other names El Tigre
Nationality Argentine
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st), 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Featherweight, Lightweight
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Buenos Aires, Argentina[2]
Team Ataque Duplo
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Black belt in Judo[3]
Black belt in Luta Livre Esportiva[citation needed]
Years active 2007-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 33
Wins 28
By knockout 8
By submission 17
By decision 3
Losses 5
By decision 5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Nazareno Malegarie (born May 16, 1986) is an Argentine mixed martial artist, and a two-time BJJ World Champion.[4] Malegarie formerly fought for Bellator Fighting Championships in their featherweight division. He currently fights in the UFC in the lightweight division.

Early life[edit]

Malegarie grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he began learning Judo when he was only 4-years-old and later Tae kwon do at the age of 7.

He was Judo Champion in Argentina in 1999 and 2000.[5]

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[edit]

In 2001, after his family moved to Brazil, he started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, winning the 2003 and 2004 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships ,[4] South American and state tournaments. In BJJ he holds a notable victory over the four time BJJ World Champion and UFC fighter Gilbert "Durinho" Burns.[6] After earning his blackbelt he made the leap into mixed martial arts, when he began training alongside UFC veteran Thiago Tavares, who inspired him to consider a career in MMA.[7][8]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Malergarie currently trains at the Ataque Duplo Gym in Brazil. After his MMA debut in 2007, Nazareno fought in many MMA organizations in Brazil and Puerto Rico, where he finished 17 of his 19 victories by knockout or submission as a professional.

Bellator MMA[edit]

At Bellator 37, Malegarie fought Daniel Mason-Straus in the quarter finals of the Bellator Season Four Featherweight Tournament. Despite a noble effort, fighting a war for three rounds, Straus received the unanimous decision, eliminating Malegarie from the tournament and giving him his first career loss.

After his loss to Straus, Malergarie went back to the gym to work on his wrestling techniques for a possible rematch. His improved wrestling and ground skills showed during his fight with Jacob DeVree at Bellator 46, which he won by third round submission.

Malegarie competed in the opening round of the Bellator season seven featherweight tournament. He faced Rad Martinez in the quarter finals at Bellator 76 and lost via unanimous decision.

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil[edit]

Malegarie currently participates in The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4.[9] He entered the house by defeating Edson Pereira via unanimous decision. In the semi-finals, Malegarie lost to Fernando Bruno by unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Malegarie made his promotional debut on September 5, 2015 at UFC 191 against fellow TUF Brazil competitor Joaquim Silva. He lost the fight via split decision.[10]

Grappling career[edit]

  • Two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion[3]
  • South American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion[3] (2006 or 2007)[citation needed]
  • Two-time Argentinean Judo Champion[3] (1999-2000)[5]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 28–5 Joaquim Silva Decision (split) UFC 191 September 5, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lightweight bout.
Win 28–4 Derinaldo Guerra Submission (arm-triangle choke) Arena Tour March 22, 2014 1 2:50 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 27–4 Vitor Pastoriza Submission (standing guillotine) Arena Tour December 7, 2013 1 0:24 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Win 26–4 Andre Luis de Souza Submission (guillotine choke) Smash: Smash Fight May 3, 2013 1 2:27 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 25–4 Luciano Azevedo Decision (split) Sao Jose Super Fight 4 April 30, 2013 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 25–3 José Ivanildo Decision (unanimous) Sao Jose Super Fight 3 April 13, 2013 3 5:00 São José, Brazil
Win 24–3 Moisés Monteiro TKO (punches) Tavares Combat 5 February 16, 2013 1 00:34 Jaguaruna, Brazil
Win 23–3 Marcelo Alalau KO (head kick) Tavares Combat 4 February 3, 2013 1 0:17 Antônio Carlos, Brazil
Loss 22–3 Rad Martinez Decision (unanimous) Bellator 76 October 12, 2012 3 5:00 Windsor, Ontario, Canada Bellator Season Seven Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 22–2 Thiago Sinistro TKO (punches) IMMAF: Imbituba MMA Fight 2012 June 23, 2012 1 1:44 Imbituba, Brazil
Win 21–2 Jonas Lis TKO (punches) Insano Empalux: Grand Prix March 2, 2012 1 0:14 São José, Brazil
Loss 20–2 Marlon Sandro Decision (unanimous) Bellator 47 July 23, 2011 3 5:00 Rama, Ontario, Canada Bellator Summer Series Featherweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 20–1 Jacob DeVree Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 46 June 25, 2011 3 1:25 Hollywood, Florida, United States Bellator Summer Series Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Loss 19–1 Daniel Mason-Straus Decision (unanimous) Bellator 37 March 19, 2011 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 19–0 Nelson Velasques Submission (rear-naked choke) Colizeu Fight Championship November 20, 2010 1 4:48 Joaçaba, Brazil
Win 18–0 Antonuce Conceicao Submission (guillotine choke) Memorial Fight Qualifying June 4, 2010 1 N/A São Paulo, Brazil
Win 17–0 Ricardo Urbano TKO (punches) K.O. Fight 3 April 10, 2010 2 2:10 Apucarana, Brazil
Win 16–0 Daniel Morales Decision (unanimous) Top Combat Championship 2 March 5, 2010 3 5:00 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Win 15–0 Erick Carlos Silva Submission (anaconda choke) Nitrix Show Fight 4 February 6, 2010 1 4:07 Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Win 14–0 Erickson Lima Submission (kimura) Jaragua Fight Combat December 4, 2009 1 2:40 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Win 13–0 Luciano Oliveira Submission (heel hook) Nitrix Show Fight 3 November 4, 2009 1 N/A Itajaí, Brazil
Win 12–0 Alessandro Corderio Submission (arm-triangle choke) VIP Stage 4 October 24, 2009 3 1:32 Joinville, Brazil
Win 11–0 Rafael Rodrigues Submission (heel hook) Jungle Fight 15 September 19, 2009 3 1:51 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 10–0 Vitor de Miranda KO (punches) Tavares Combat Qualifiers August 15, 2009 1 0:54 Florianópolis, Brazil
Win 9–0 Rosenildo Rocha Submission (rear-naked choke) VIP Stage 3 May 2, 2009 2 N/A Joinville, Brazil
Win 8–0 John Paine KO (punches) Spartan 1 January 10, 2009 2 2:58 Itapema, Brazil
Win 7–0 William Wolverine TKO (punches) Balneario Camboriu Fight December 1, 2008 1 4:34 Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Win 6–0 Diego Marlon Submission (guillotine choke) Warrior's Challenge 3 October 11, 2008 1 N/A Itapema, Brazil
Win 5–0 Ruan Castil Submission (keylock) Dukeoom of Asgar October 1, 2008 1 2:13 Florianópolis, Brazil
Win 4–0 Pablo Vinicius TKO (injury) Dukeoom of Asgar October 1, 2008 1 1:19 Florianópolis, Brazil
Win 3–0 Jairon Oliveira Decision (unanimous) Floripa Fight 4 March 29, 2008 3 5:00 Florianópolis, Brazil
Win 2–0 Jonas Ribeiro Submission (guillotine choke) Full Fight Open Vale Tudo August 11, 2007 1 0:55 Brazil
Win 1–0 Tarcisio Imegiato Submission (arm-triangle choke) Full Fight Open Vale Tudo August 11, 2007 1 0:36 Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC 191 Johnson vs. Dodson 2". UFC.com. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived September 30, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Nazareno Malegarie - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20150906131835/http://www.ufc.com/fighter/nazareno-malegarie. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b Keith Mills (September 27, 2012). "Bellator season 7 preview: the featherweights". adcombat.com. 
  6. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. 
  7. ^ "Nazareno Malegarie Confirmed As Season Four Bellator Featherweight Tournament Participant". SBNation.com. Vox Media. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  8. ^ [2] Archived October 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Bantamweight, Lightweight Cast for 'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4' Revealed". Sherdog. 
  10. ^ Bren Brookhouse (2015-09-05). "UFC 191 results, highlights: Joaquim Silva tops ex-'TUF' teammate Nazareno Malegarie". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  11. ^ "World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2004 - Results". International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 

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