September 3, 1982 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Other names||The Brazilian Bomber|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||Ithaca, New York|
|Team||Team Bomb Squad|
|Rank||black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Men's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|World Jiu-Jitsu Championship|
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.
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
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.
On April 27, 2011, it was announced that Bellator signed him and he will take place in the upcoming Season Seven Lightweight Tournament. 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
Mixed martial arts
- Reality Fighting
- Reality Fighting Lightweight Championship (One time)
- International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
- Confederação Brasileira de Jiu Jitsu Olímpico
- 2007 CBJJO World Cup Black Belt Gold Medalist
- 2004 CBJJO World Cup Brown Belt Silver Medalist
- 2003 CBJJO World Cup Purple Belt Gold Medalist
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||10 wins||3 losses|
|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|
- https://web.archive.org/web/20110404043321/http://www.renenazare.com/. Archived from the original on April 4, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2011. Missing or empty
- Encarnacao, Jack (2011-04-02). "Bellator 39 Prelims: Nazare Stops Pride Veteran Azeredo". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
- Whitman, Mike (2011-04-27). "Bellator Signs Undefeated Lightweight Nazare". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-05-07.