Vinicius Magalhães (Draculino)
July 30, 1971 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||146 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Fighting out of||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Team||Gracie Barra Combat Team|
|Rank||5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Vinicius Bittencourt Almeida Magalhães (born July 30, 1971) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fifth degree black belt  under Carlos Gracie, Jr. and also at the same time a brown belt in Judo, and a Muay Thai expert. He has been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 18 years. He has instructed mixed martial arts and grappling champions. Draculino has produced such talent as Joaquim Ferreira, Romulo Barral, Alberto Crane, Marcelo Azevedo, Cristiano Titi, and Samuel Braga.
Draculino grew up with Ryan Gracie, Ralph Gracie, and Renzo Gracie, taking classes under both Jean Jacques Machado and Carlos Gracie, Jr. at the original Gracie Barra Academy. He began competition early, earning championships from the blue belt upwards. In 2007, Draculino, Ryan Gracie, and Roberto Gordo founded Gracie Fusion MMA team. The unexpected death of Ryan put the fledgling team in question, but Draculino and Gordo kept the team active in tribute to Ryan's memory.
Vinicius recently signed a 2 fight contract with Strikeforce, winning his debut fight via decision against journeyman, Rocky Long.
Currently, he now is the Regional Director for Gracie Barra Texas
- 4x Pan American Champion (once in the master division)
- Pan American No-Gi Champion in master division
- 2x Brazilian National Champion
- 2x Silver Medalist of World BJJ Championships
- No-Gi International Master and Senior Champion
- Abu-Dhabi Contender
He (along with Master Renzo Gracie) is also one of the innovators of the Spider guard and one of the first to use it successfully in competition. The spider guard is now a mainstay guard in BJJ with hundreds of sweeps, submissions and variation that come from it.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|3 matches||2 wins||1 loss|
|Win||2-1||Rocky Long||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Houston||August 21, 2010||3||3:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||1-1||Fábio Mello||TKO (cut)||Storm Samurai 8||July 2, 2005||1||N/A||Brasília, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Kleber Gaudino||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Heat FC 2: Evolution||December 18, 2003||1||4:55||Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil|