Renê Nazare

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Renê Nazare
Born (1982-09-03) September 3, 1982 (age 34)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names The Brazilian Bomber
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Fighting out of Ithaca, New York
Team Team Bomb Squad
Rank black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 10
By knockout 4
By submission 4
By decision 2
Losses 3
By submission 1
By decision 2
Website Homepage (
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Renê Nazare
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Men's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2001 Featherweight (blue)
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2007 Lightweight (black)
Silver medal – second place 2004 Lightweight (brown)
Gold medal – first place 2003 Lightweight (purple)

Renê Nazare-Azevedo, also known as simply Nazare, is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who previously competed Bellator's Lightweight division.


Nazare is an MMA competitor and was previously a jiu-jitsu Instructor at Team Bombsquad. For twelve years, he dedicated himself to the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Rene expressed talent and interest in jiu-jitsu at a young age and studied under 3rd degree black belt instructor, Rodrigo Antonio Garcia Da Silva.[1]

As an experienced fighter for Nova Uniao Jiu-Jitsu Club and Club Feijao Jiu-Jitsu, four time medalist, and a nine year veteran instructor, Rene operates his own jiu-jitus gym in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Nazare made his professional mixed martial arts debut in May 2004 where he defeated Thiago Cabelo at Body Fight 1 by TKO (Punches) in round 1. He then went on to win his next 6 fights to get him a fight in Bellator.


In his Bellator debut, he fought PRIDE veteran Luiz Azeredo at Bellator 39 and won by TKO.[2]

On April 27, 2011, it was announced that Bellator signed him and he will take place in the upcoming Season Seven Lightweight Tournament.[3] He faced Ricardo Tirloni in the opening round of the tournament on October 19, 2012 at Bellator 77. He lost the fight via submission in the second round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Reality Fighting
    • Reality Fighting Lightweight Championship (One time)

Submission grappling[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–3 Ricardo Tirloni Submission (D'arce choke) Bellator 77 October 19, 2012 2 1:14 Reading, Pennsylvania, United States Bellator Season 7 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 10–2 Thiago Michel Decision (split) Bellator 62 March 23, 2012 3 5:00 Laredo, Texas, United States Bellator Season 6 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 10–1 Jacob Kirwan Decision (unanimous) Bellator 54 October 15, 2011 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–0 Juan Barrantes TKO (doctor stoppage) Bellator 48 August 20, 2011 2 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 9–0 Kalvin Hackney Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 45 May 21, 2011 1 4:44 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 8–0 Luiz Azeredo TKO (arm injury) Bellator 39 April 2, 2011 1 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 7–0 Jeff Anderson Submission (rear-naked choke) CFX 13: Rumble in the Jungle 5 March 12, 2011 1 2:06 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Win 6–0 Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov Submission (armbar) FFP: Untamed 29 August 29, 2009 1 3:07 Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Win 5–0 Anthony Leate Submission (rear-naked choke) Reality Fighting: Throwdown May 2, 2009 1 2:51 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Won Lightweight Title
Win 4–0 Brian McLaughlin Decision (split) Reality Fighting: Apocalypse January 17, 2009 3 3:00 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Win 3–0 Vincent Sylvestre TKO (punches) FFP: Untamed 25 December 6, 2008 1 4:03 Boxborough, Massachusetts, United States
Win 2–0 Steve Barnett Decision (unanimous) Reality Fighting: Collision July 19, 2008 5 5:00 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Win 1–0 Thiago Cabelo TKO (punches) Body Fight 1 May 1, 2004 1 1:45 Maringá, Brazil


  1. ^ Archived from the original on April 4, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Encarnacao, Jack (2011-04-02). "Bellator 39 Prelims: Nazare Stops Pride Veteran Azeredo". Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  3. ^ Whitman, Mike (2011-04-27). "Bellator Signs Undefeated Lightweight Nazare". Retrieved 2012-05-07.