|Born||Vanessa Alessandra Teixeira Porto
March 16, 1984
Americana, São Paulo, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Division||Flyweight (125 lb)
Bantamweight (135 lb)
|Fighting out of||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Team||The MMA University
Drenix Iglesia Team
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Vanessa Alessandra Teixeira Porto (born March 16, 1984) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and amateur boxer who competes in the Invicta Fighting Championships flyweight division. She is currently the #2-ranked 125-pound female fighter in the world according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.
Porto grew up in Jaú, São Paulo in a family of soccer players. She had an appreciation for martial arts from a young age and started to practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2004. She is currently married to her trainer Pedro Iglesias.
Mixed martial arts career
Porto began her professional MMA career in 2005. She initially fought only for Brazilian promotions such as Storm Samurai and Champions Night and faced opponents including Carina Damm, Cristiane Justino and Brazilian kickboxing champion Juliana Werner Aguiar. She defeated Aguiar on three occasions.
With a record of five wins and two losses, Porto signed with the U.S.-based Fatal Femmes Fighting promotion.
Fatal Femmes Fighting and Revolution Fight Club
Porto was expected to face FFF bantamweight champion Roxanne Modafferi on November 3, 2007 at Fatal Femmes Fighting 3. However, Modafferi was removed from the event due to a shoulder injury and was replaced by Hitomi Akano. Porto defeated Akano via split decision after five rounds. Her match for the FFF bantamweight title against Modafferi happened on April 3, 2008 at Fatal Femmes Fighting 4. Porto lost via TKO for the first time in her MMA career.
Return to Brazilian promotions
Between December 2008 and March 2011, Porto amassed five victories and suffered a single loss against Amanda Nunes. On October 28, 2011, Porto defeated Jennifer Maia via technical submission due to an armbar at Kumite MMA Combate.
Porto became the first Pink Fight champion at 132 pounds on March 10, 2012 when she knocked out Luana Teixeira at Pink Fight 2.
Invicta Fighting Championships
Porto was expected to make her Invicta FC debut against Kelly Kobold on July 28, 2012 at Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann. However, Kobold suffered a shoulder injury and Porto instead faced Sarah D'Alelio. Porto lost the fight via submission due to a reverse triangle armbar in the first round.
Porto then fought against Barb Honchak on April 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson in a five-round match to determine the first-ever Invicta FC flyweight champion. She lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Porto the fought Roxanne Modafferi at Invicta FC 12 on Friday, April 24, 2015. She won the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Pink Fight
- Pink Fight 132-pound champion (one time; only)
- Federação Paulista de Boxe
- São Paulo state champion
- Jogos Abertos do Interior
- 2nd women's division: silver medal (2011, 64 kg)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||18 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||18–8||Agnieszka Niedźwiedź||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 23: Porto vs. Niedźwiedź||May 20, 2017||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||18–7||Jennifer Maia||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown||March 11, 2016||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For the Interim Invicta FC Flyweight Championship Fight Of The Night|
|Win||18–6||Roxanne Modafferi||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpää vs. Souza||April 24, 2015||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||17–6||Ana Maria||Decision (unanimous)||FA - Fatality Arena 6||March 30, 2014||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||16–6||Zoila Frausto||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith||December 7, 2013||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||15–6||Barb Honchak||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson||April 5, 2013||5||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||For Invicta FC flyweight title.|
|Win||15–5||Tara LaRosa||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama||October 6, 2012||3||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States||127 lbs catchweight bout; LaRosa missed weight.|
|Loss||14–5||Sarah D'Alelio||Submission (reverse triangle armbar)||Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann||July 28, 2012||1||3:16||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||14–4||Luana Teixeira||KO (punch)||Pink Fight 2||March 10, 2012||1||0:41||Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Won inaugural Pink Fight 132 lbs title.|
|Win||13–4||Jennifer Maia||Technical submission (armbar)||Kumite MMA Combate||October 28, 2011||2||3:55||Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|Win||12–4||Kalindra Carvalho Faria||Submission (armbar)||Recife Fighting Championship 4||March 31, 2011||1||3:37||Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil|
|Win||11–4||Valdinéia Santos||TKO (punches)||Predador FC 17||December 11, 2010||1||N/A||Jaú, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Loss||10–4||Amanda Nunes||TKO (corner stoppage)||Samurai FC 2: Warrior's Return||December 12, 2009||2||5:00||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Win||10–3||Roberta Torno||Submission (armbar)||Jungle Fight 16||October 17, 2009||1||1:47||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||9–3||Mahalia Rocha de Morais||Submission (armbar)||Jungle Fight 15||September 19, 2009||1||4:28||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||8–3||Germaine de Randamie||Submission (armbar)||Revolution Fight Club 2||December 19, 2008||1||3:36||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Roxanne Modafferi||TKO (knees)||Fatal Femmes Fighting 4: Call of the Wild||April 3, 2008||3||0:53||Los Angeles, California, United States||For FFF bantamweight title.|
|Win||7–2||Hitomi Akano||Decision (split)||Fatal Femmes Fighting 3: War of the Roses||November 3, 2007||5||3:00||Ontario, California, United States|
|Win||6–2||Tonya Evinger||Submission (armbar)||Fatal Femmes Fighting 2: Girls Night Out||July 14, 2007||1||2:14||Compton, California, United States|
|Win||5–2||Juliana Werner Aguiar||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Super Challenge 1||October 7, 2006||1||1:20||Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||4–2||Ana Maria Índia||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Gold Fighters Championship 1||May 20, 2006||2||4:45||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||3–2||Cristiane Justino||Decision (unanimous)||Storm Samurai 9||November 20, 2005||3||5:00||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Win||3–1||Juliana Werner Aguiar||Technical submission (arm-triangle choke)||Storm Samurai 8||July 2, 2005||1||0:33||Brasília, Brazil|
|Win||2–1||Juliana Werner Aguiar||TKO (punches)||Champions Night 12||May 6, 2005||1||4:08||Marília, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||1–1||Elaine de Lima||Submission (armbar)||Body Fight 2||April 2, 2005||1||1:01||Maringá, Paraná, Brazil|
|Loss||0–1||Carina Damm||Decision (unanimous)||Barra Submission Wrestling||February 19, 2005||2||5:00||São João da Barra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
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