Renato Verissimo

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Renato Verissimo
Born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Charuto
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Team BJ Penn's MMA
Rank 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2002-2007
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 7
By knockout 6
By decision 1
Losses 5
By knockout 4
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Renato Verissimo de Oliveira[1] is a 4th degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu jitsu under Andre Pederneiras and also a retired mixed martial artist, who has fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Elite Xtreme Combat. He is known throughout the MMA community by the nickname of "Charuto", meaning "cigar" in Portuguese.


He grew up in Brazil, where he trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and earned his black belt.[2] After moving to Hawaii, he became involved in mixed martial arts through BJ Penn, who he instructed.

After fighting in Rumble on the Rock, his UFC debut was a decision victory over Carlos Newton at UFC 46, which earned him the chance to face former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes at UFC 48, where Charuto lost by unanimous decision.

Charuto then returned to Hawaiian events, fighting for Rumble On The Rock and ICON Sport.

Charuto was featured in the August 8, 2007 episode of the Versus reality television series TapouT. In his last ever MMA fight, he lost to Jake Shields via TKO due to elbows in the first round on the September 15th card EliteXC: Uprising.

Charuto was also featured in Marshal D. Carper's 2010 book titled "The Cauliflower Chronicles", detailing Marshal's experience training at the BJ Penn Academy in Hilo, largely training under Charuto.

Charuto now resides in Wilmington, NC and teaches at Evolution Mixed Martial Arts in Wrightsville Beach.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 7–5 (1) Jake Shields TKO (elbows and punches) EliteXC: Uprising September 15, 2007 1 4:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 7–4 (1) Lars Haven TKO (punches) Icon Sport: Epic March 31, 2007 1 2:09 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 6–4 (1) Kris Fleurstil TKO (punches) Icon Sport: All in February 9, 2007 1 2:19 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 5–4 (1) Kuniyoshi Hironaka TKO (punches) Rumble on the Rock 9 April 21, 2006 2 3:03 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 5–3 (1) Carlos Condit KO (knee and punches) Rumble on the Rock 8 January 20, 2006 1 0:17 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 5–2 (1) Yuichi Nakanishi TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Rumble on the Rock 7 May 7, 2005 2 2:32 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 4–2 (1) Frank Trigg TKO (elbows) UFC 50 October 22, 2004 2 2:11 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 4–1 (1) Matt Hughes Decision (unanimous) UFC 48 June 19, 2004 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 (1) Carlos Newton Decision (unanimous) UFC 46 January 31, 2004 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3–0 (1) Gil Castillo TKO (corner stoppage) Rumble on the Rock 4 October 10, 2003 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 2–0 (1) Ray Elbe TKO (punches) Rumble on the Rock 3 August 9, 2003 1 1:41 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
NC 1–0 (1) Shannon Ritch No Contest (illegal headbutt) Rumble on the Rock 2 March 15, 2003 1 3:09 Hilo, Hawaii, United States Ritch cut Verissimo above the left eye with an inadvertent headbutt
Win 1–0 Roland Fabre TKO (punches) Warriors Quest 4: Genesis March 29, 2002 1 3:50 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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