Vinicius Magalhães (Draculino)

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Vinicius Magalhaes
Born (1971-07-30) July 30, 1971 (age 50)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other namesDraculino
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight146 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Fighting out ofBelo Horizonte, Brazil
TeamGracie Barra Combat Team
Rank  6th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2003-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout0
By submission1
By decision1
By knockout1
By submission0
By decision0
No contests0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 8/20/2010

Vinicius Bittencourt Almeida Magalhães (born July 30, 1971) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sixth degree black belt [1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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

Competitive accomplishments [4][5][edit]

  • 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 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[edit]

Professional record breakdown
3 matches 2 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 1
By submission 1 0
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2-1 United States Rocky Long Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Houston August 21, 2010 3 3:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Loss 1-1 Brazil Fábio Mello TKO (cut) Storm Samurai 8 July 2, 2005 1 N/A Brasília, Brazil
Win 1–0 Brazil Kleber Gaudino Submission (arm-triangle choke) Heat FC 2: Evolution December 18, 2003 1 4:55 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil


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