|Born||Vitor Bruno Miranda
March 10, 1979
Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
|Other names||Vitinho, Lex Luthor|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb; 13.2 st)|
|Division||Super Heavyweight (kickboxing)
Heavyweight, Middleweight (MMA)
|Reach||77.0 in (196 cm)|
|Rank||Black belt in Muay Thai
Black sash in Sanda
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brown belt in Kickboxing
Green belt in Judo
Silver glove in Savate
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Kickboxing career
- 3 Mixed martial arts career
- 4 Championships and achievements
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 Kickboxing record
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Vitor Miranda was born in Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil. When growing up, he was interested in martial arts but did not start training before turning 21, when his friend introduced him to Muay Thai.
Currently, Miranda trains in the US at Imperial Athletics in Boca Raton, Florida.
After only two years of practice and at the same time working part-time as a video store clerk, Miranda turned pro in 2001. He made his K-1 debut in 2003, quitting his job to become a full-time fighter.
Miranda's first K-1 fight was on February 23, 2003 at K-1 Brazil GP. He lost the fight against Carlos de Lima by unanimous decision. On October 22, 2005, he entered the K-1 Heavyweight Factory tournament in Sao Paulo and achieved the first success of his young career by winning the Grand Prix with three consecutive knockouts over Nelson Vargas, Lucio Silva and Asmir Burgic.
After two years of fighting in smaller shows in Brazil, Miranda was selected to participate in one of the regional K-1 qualifying tournaments, on November 2, 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey. In the quarterfinals he was matched up against local fan favorite Erhan Deniz. He won the hard fought battle by majority decision, as well as his other next two fights in the evening and was declared the K-1 Turkey champion. The win qualified him for K-1 European Elimination GP held on February 9, 2008 in Budapest, Hungary.
In the quarterfinals of the Tafneft Cup, he defeated Netherlands' Jantje Siersema by unanimous decision.
In the semifinals of the Tafneft Cup, Vitor Miranda faced the local Russia's fighter Mikhail Tyuterev. Miranda lost the fight via a controversial unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts career
Concurrent to his kickboxing career, Miranda made his professional MMA debut in November 2003. He fought in MMA sporadically over the next ten years, obtaining a record of 9 wins against 3 losses with all but one of his wins coming by way of a finish.
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil
To get into the TUF house, Miranda defeated Bruno Silva via head-kick knockout. He was the second Heavyweight chosen to be on Team Sonnen. In his second fight on the show, he faced Antônio Branjão and won via TKO in the first round. In the semifinals, he faced Richardson Moreira and again won by TKO, this time in the second round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Miranda faced promotional newcomer Jake Collier in a middleweight bout on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58. He won the fight via knockout in the last second of the first round. The win also earned Miranda his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Miranda was expected to face Nick Catone on April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15. However, Catone abruptly announced his retirement on March 25, citing a litany of injuries and a history of chronic back pain. In turn, Miranda was also pulled from the card citing a rib injury.
Championships and achievements
- 2007 K-1 Fighting Network Turkey champion
- 2005 K-1 Brazil Grand Prix in São Paulo champion
- 2004 K-1 Brazil Challenge runner up
- 2003 Storm Muay Thai Brazil champion
- 2003 South Brazilian Muay Thai champion
- 2002 Catarinense de Muay Thai champion
- 2002 Catarinense de Muay Thai champion
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Heavyweight Tournament Runner Up
- Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Jake Collier
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||11 wins||4 losses|
|Win||11–4||Clint Hester||TKO (punches and elbows)||UFC 190||August 1, 2015||2||2:38||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||10–4||Jake Collier||TKO (head kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway||December 20, 2014||1||4:59||Barueri, Brazil||Middleweight debut. Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||9–4||Antônio Carlos Júnior||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado||May 31, 2014||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil||Lost The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Heavyweight Tournament.|
|Win||9–3||Joao Paulo Pereira||TKO (knees and punches)||Nitrix Champion Fight 15||August 10, 2013||1||0:38||Joinville, Brazil|
|Win||8–3||Elton Rodrigues||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Mestre do Combate||November 22, 2012||1||4:23||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||7–3||Eli Reger||TKO (punches)||Nitrix Champion Fight 11||May 5, 2012||1||3:32||Joinville, Brazil|
|Win||6–3||Marcelo Cruz||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Top Fight Brasil||March 31, 2012||1||N/A||Goiânia, Brazil|
|Loss||5–3||Guto Inocente||Submission (punches)||Shooto - Brazil 17||August 6, 2010||2||1:43||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||5–2||Cassio Drummond||TKO (retirement)||Bitetti Combat 7||May 28, 2010||1||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||4–2||Fábio Maldonado||Decision (unanimous)||Bitetti Combat 4||September 12, 2009||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||4–1||Renato Matos||TKO (knee)||Shooto - Brazil 11||March 24, 2009||1||0:15||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||3–1||Gustavo Moia||KO (knee)||Shooto - Brazil 9||November 29, 2008||1||N/A||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||2–1||Sidney da Silva||KO (head kick)||Shooto - Brazil 8||August 30, 2008||2||0:45||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||1–1||Fábio Maldonado||Decision (unanimous)||Mo Team League 2||September 29, 2007||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Rivanildo Riva||Decision (unanimous)||K-1 MMA in Brazil||November 27, 2003||3||3:00||Curitiba, Brazil|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|3 matches||3 wins||0 losses|
|Win||3-0||Richardson Moreira||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3||May 25, 2014 (airdate)||2||0:00||São Paulo, Brazil||TUF Br 3 semifinal round.|
|Win||2-0||Antônio Branjão||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3||April 27, 2014 (airdate)||1||0:00||São Paulo, Brazil||TUF Br 3 preliminary round.|
|Win||1-0||Bruno Silva||KO (head kick)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3||March 9, 2014 (airdate)||2||0:00||São Paulo, Brazil||TUF Br 3 elimination round.|
|24 Wins (18 (T)KO's, 4 Decisions), 8 Losses|
|27/04/2013||Loss||Mikhail Tyuterev||Tatneft Arena World Cup 2013 1/2 final (+91 kg), Kazan, Russia||Decision||4||3:00|
|27/04/2013||Win||Jantje Siersema||Tatneft Arena World Cup 2013 2nd selection 1/4 final (+91 kg), Kazan, Russia||Decision (Unanimous)||4||3:00|
|23/02/2013||Win||Tsotne Rogava||Tatneft Arena World Cup 2013 4th selection 1/8 final (+91 kg), Kazan, Russia||Decision (Unanimous)||4||3:00|
|11/06/2009||Loss||Thiago de Jesus Beowulf||Arena Brazil II, Sao Paulo, Brazil||Decision (Split)||5||3:00|
|05/30/2009||Win||Marco Rogério||V Desafio Profissional de Muay Thai, Pacaembu, Brazil||KO||2|
|05/17/2008||Loss||Dzevad Poturak||K-1 Fighting Network Austria 2008, Austria||Decision||3||3:00|
|02/09/2008||Loss||Zabit Samedov||K-1 World GP 2008 in Budapest, Hungary||Decision||3||3:00|
|11/02/2007||Win||Karl Glyschinsky||K-1 Fighting Network Turkey 2007||TKO (Doctor stoppage)||1||3:00|
|11/02/2007||Win||Dzevad Poturak||K-1 Fighting Network Turkey 2007||KO||3||2:45|
|11/02/2007||Win||Erhan Deniz||K-1 Fighting Network Turkey 2007||Decision (Majority)||3||3:00|
|07/07/2007||Win||Guto Inocente||Shooto Brazil 3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Decision||5||3:00|
|04/14/2007||Win||Guigao||Demolition V, São Paulo, Brazil||KO (Left body hook)||1||0:50|
|03/24/2007||Win||Ronaldo Leite||Shooto Brazil 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||KO||3||4:17|
|03/10/2007||Win||Eduardo Maiorino||Floripa Fight 3, Florianopolis, Brazil||KO (Right hook)||1||3:00|
|12/17/2006||Win||Dany Marhold||Jungle Fight 7, Ljubliana, Slovenia||KO (Left high kick)||1||2:15|
|09/23/2006||Win||Eduardo Maiorino||Demolition IV, São Paulo, Brazil||KO (Left high kick)||2||1:16|
|03/25/2006||Win||Cleber Adao||K-1 Rules Heavyweight Factory GP II, São Paulo, Brazil||KO (Left body hook)||2||1:43|
|10/22/2005||Win||Asmir Burgic||K-1 Brazil Grand Prix 2005 in São Paulo, Brazil||KO (Left body hook)||2||2:38|
|10/22/2005||Win||Lucio de Freitas Silva||K-1 Brazil Grand Prix 2005 in São Paulo, Brazil||KO|
|10/22/2005||Win||Nelson Vargas||K-1 Brazil Grand Prix 2005 in São Paulo, Brazil||KO (Punches)||1||1:54|
|10/30/2004||Loss||Eduardo Maiorino||K-1 Brazil 2004 Challenge, Goiania, Brazil||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|10/30/2004||Win||Dimirty Wanderlei||K-1 Brazil 2004 Challenge, Goiania, Brazil||KO||3||2:39|
|10/30/2004||Win||Flavio da Costa||K-1 Brazil 2004 Challenge, Goiania, Brazil||KO||1||1:15|
|06/26/2004||Win||Great Kusatsu||K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka, Japan||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|09/13/2003||Loss||Assuerio Silva||Stomp GP, Florianopoils, Brazil||Decision||5||3:00|
|02/23/2003||Loss||Jefferson Silva||K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 Preliminary Brazil, Brazil||KO||2||2:01|
|02/23/2003||Loss||Carlos Lima||K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 Preliminary Brazil, Brazil||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
- List of current UFC fighters
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- List of male kickboxers
- List of K-1 events
- "Vitor Miranda - Team Nogueira". Retrieved May 31, 2014.
- "Fight Card - UFC 190 Rousey vs. Correia". UFC.com. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Miocic vs. Maldonado". UFC.com. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
- "Vitor Miranda - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
- Habermann, Jens. "Interview with Vitor Miranda". www.K-1sport.de. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
- "Vitor Miranda Profile". www.K-1sport.de. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
- Tatneft Cup 2013 Continues on Saturday
- Weekend Results from Russia: Mineev, Allazov, El Gaoui, Ignashov Win
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- Staff (December 21, 2014). "UFC Fight Night 58 bonuses: Machida, Barao, Silva, Miranda win $50,000". mmajunkie.com.
- Staff (2015-01-29). "Nick Catone vs. Vitor Miranda added to UFC on FOX 15 lineup in Newark". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-29.
- Marc Raimondi (2015-03-25). "Nick Catone retiring after six years in the UFC due to lingering injuries". mmafighting.com.
- Staff (2015-06-11). "Vitor Miranda vs. Clint Hester targeted for UFC 190". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-06-11.
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