Vinicius Queiroz

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Vinicius Queiroz
Born Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz
(1983-08-29) August 29, 1983 (age 33)[1]
Curitiba, Brazil
Other names Spartan
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 233 lb (106 kg; 16 st 9 lb)
Division Heavyweight (265 lb)
Reach 80.5 in (204 cm)
Fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil
Team Team Nogueira
Chute Boxe
Rank black belt in Muay Thai
brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[2]
Years active 2003–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 8
By knockout 6
By submission 2
Losses 4
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 5, 2013

Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz (born August 29, 1983) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Heavyweight division. He is currently signed with Bellator and has also competed for the UFC.


Originally from Curitiba, Brazil, Queiroz began training when he was 13 years old. He is a national champion in wrestling, a black belt in Muay Thai and holds an 5-0 undefeated record in Muay Thai with all five wins coming by way of knockout. Quieroz is also a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has won titles in that sport as well.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Queiroz made his professional mixed martial arts debut in his native Brazil in November 2003. Over the next seven years, he amassed a record of 5 wins and 1 loss before signing with the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Queiroz made his debut against Rob Broughton at UFC 120,[4] losing via rear naked choke. Queiroz later tested positive for the steroid Stanozolol and was released by the UFC.[5]

Bellator Fighting Championships/Bellator MMA[edit]

After sitting out from the sport for well over a year, Queiroz signed with Bellator in March 2012.[6]

He made his debut as a participant in the Bellator Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament against Mark Holata at Bellator 75. Despite being knocked down by a punch early on, Queiroz kept his composure and won the fight via armbar just a few minutes later.[7] He faced Alexander Volkov on November 9, 2012 at Bellator 80 in the semifinal. He lost via TKO in the second round in an extremely controversial fight.[8]

Queiroz was scheduled to enter the Bellator Summer Series Heavyweight Tournament but pulled out due to an injury. He was replaced by Ryan Martinez.

In the fall of 2013, Queiroz entered the four-man Season 9 Heavyweight tournament. He faced Lavar Johnson in the semifinals at Bellator 102 and won by a shocking knockout at just 23 seconds into the fight. He was scheduled to face Cheick Kongo in the finals but would withdraw due to a knee injury and was replaced by Peter Graham.

After nearly two years away from the sport, Queiroz returned to the Bellator cage to face Ewerton Teixeira at Bellator 143 on September 25, 2015. He won the fight via submission in the second round.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–4 Cheick Kongo Decision (split) Bellator 150 February 26, 2016 3 5:00 Mulvane, Kansas, United States
Win 8–3 Ewerton Teixeira Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bellator 143 September 25, 2015 2 4:00 Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Win 7–3 Lavar Johnson KO (punch) Bellator 102 October 4, 2013 1 0:23 Visalia, California, United States Bellator Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
Loss 6–3 Alexander Volkov TKO (punches) Bellator 80 November 9, 2012 2 4:59 Hollywood, Florida, United States Bellator Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 6–2 Mark Holata Submission (armbar) Bellator 75 October 5, 2012 1 3:26 Hammond, Indiana, United States Bellator Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 5–2 Rob Broughton Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 120 October 16, 2010 3 1:43 London, England, United Kingdom
Win 5–1 Danilo Rodaki TKO (knee and punches) Samurai Fight Combat 3 April 25, 2010 1 2:46 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Win 4–1 Rogerio Farias KO (punches) Match Point Sports Aquafit Fight Championship 2 October 9, 2009 1 0:46 Porto Alegre, Brazil
Win 3–1 Nelson Martins KO (punch) Samurai Fight Combat 1 September 12, 2009 1 1:58 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Win 2–1 Cleiton Moura KO (punches) Torneio Estimulo - Third Round June 27, 2008 1 0:35 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Loss 1–1 Danilo Pereira Decision (unanimous) Real Fight 4 August 18, 2007 2 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 1-0 Lamar Silva KO (head kick) Storm Samurai 1 November 29, 2003 2 3:16 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil


  1. ^ Vinicius Queiroz profile
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  4. ^ "UFC newcomers Vinicius Queiroz and Rob Broughton meet at UFC 120". July 5, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ " Quieroz Tests Positive for Banned Substance, Released by UFC". November 2, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2012.  External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Bellator Fighting Championships signs Brazilian heavyweight Vinicius Queiroz". March 30, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ Steven Marrocco (October 5, 2012). "Bellator 75 results: Santos, Volkov, Hale, Queiroz advance in heavyweight tourney". Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (November 9, 2012). "Bellator 80 results: Warren rolls; Volkov, Martinez advance to tournament finals". Retrieved September 5, 2013. 

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