Vitor Miranda

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Vitor Miranda[1]
Born Vitor Bruno Miranda
(1979-03-10) March 10, 1979 (age 36)
Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Other names Vitinho, Lex Luthor
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Weight 84 kg (185 lb; 13.2 st)
Division Super Heavyweight (kickboxing)
Heavyweight, Middleweight (MMA)
Reach 77.0 in (196 cm)[3]
Style Kickboxing
Team Team Nogueira
Trainer Alexandre Marciano
Rank Black belt in Muay Thai[4]
Black sash in Sanda[citation needed]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4]
Brown belt in Kickboxing[citation needed]
Green belt in Judo[citation needed]
Silver glove in Savate[4]
Years active 2001–present
Kickboxing record
Total 32
Wins 23
By knockout 18
Losses 8
By knockout 1
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 11
By knockout 8
By submission 2
By decision 1
Losses 4
By submission 1
By decision 3
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: November 9, 2015

Vitor "Lex Luthor" Miranda (born March 10, 1979) is a Brazilian kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He's the K-1 Brazil 2005 and K-1 Turkey 2007 Super Heavyweight tournament champion.

Biography[edit]

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.

Kickboxing career[edit]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.

He defeated Tsotne Rogava by unanimous decision in the first round of the 2013 Tantneft Cup on February 23, 2013.[7][8]

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[edit]

Early career[edit]

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[edit]

In February 2014, it was revealed that Miranda was chosen as a fighter to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3.[9]

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[edit]

Having secured his place in the final, Miranda faced fellow finalist Antônio Carlos Júnior at the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 finale on May 31, 2014.[10] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Miranda faced promotional newcomer Jake Collier in a middleweight bout on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58.[11] He won the fight via knockout in the last second of the first round.[12] The win also earned Miranda his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[13]

Miranda was expected to face Nick Catone on April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15.[14] 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.[15]

Miranda faced Clint Hester on August 1, 2015 at UFC 190.[16] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[17]

Miranda is expected to face Marcelo Guimarães on March 5, 2016 at UFC 196.[18]

Championships and achievements[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.

Kickboxing record[edit]

24 Wins (18 (T)KO's, 4 Decisions), 8 Losses
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
27/04/2013 Loss Russia Mikhail Tyuterev Tatneft Arena World Cup 2013 1/2 final (+91 kg), Kazan, Russia Decision 4 3:00
27/04/2013 Win Netherlands 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 Ukraine 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 Brazil Thiago de Jesus Beowulf Arena Brazil II, Sao Paulo, Brazil Decision (Split) 5 3:00
05/30/2009 Win Brazil Marco Rogério V Desafio Profissional de Muay Thai, Pacaembu, Brazil KO 2
05/17/2008 Loss Bosnia and Herzegovina Dzevad Poturak K-1 Fighting Network Austria 2008, Austria Decision 3 3:00
02/09/2008 Loss Azerbaijan Zabit Samedov K-1 World GP 2008 in Budapest, Hungary Decision 3 3:00
11/02/2007 Win Germany Karl Glyschinsky K-1 Fighting Network Turkey 2007 TKO (Doctor stoppage) 1 3:00
11/02/2007 Win Bosnia and Herzegovina Dzevad Poturak K-1 Fighting Network Turkey 2007 KO 3 2:45
11/02/2007 Win Turkey Erhan Deniz K-1 Fighting Network Turkey 2007 Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
07/07/2007 Win Brazil Guto Inocente Shooto Brazil 3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Decision 5 3:00
04/14/2007 Win Brazil Guigao Demolition V, São Paulo, Brazil KO (Left body hook) 1 0:50
03/24/2007 Win Brazil Ronaldo Leite Shooto Brazil 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil KO 3 4:17
03/10/2007 Win Brazil Eduardo Maiorino Floripa Fight 3, Florianopolis, Brazil KO (Right hook) 1 3:00
12/17/2006 Win Slovenia Dany Marhold Jungle Fight 7, Ljubliana, Slovenia KO (Left high kick) 1 2:15
09/23/2006 Win Brazil Eduardo Maiorino Demolition IV, São Paulo, Brazil KO (Left high kick) 2 1:16
03/25/2006 Win Brazil Cleber Adao K-1 Rules Heavyweight Factory GP II, São Paulo, Brazil KO (Left body hook) 2 1:43
10/22/2005 Win Germany Asmir Burgic K-1 Brazil Grand Prix 2005 in São Paulo, Brazil KO (Left body hook) 2 2:38
10/22/2005 Win Brazil Lucio de Freitas Silva K-1 Brazil Grand Prix 2005 in São Paulo, Brazil KO
10/22/2005 Win Bolivia Nelson Vargas K-1 Brazil Grand Prix 2005 in São Paulo, Brazil KO (Punches) 1 1:54
10/30/2004 Loss Brazil Eduardo Maiorino K-1 Brazil 2004 Challenge, Goiania, Brazil Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
10/30/2004 Win Brazil Dimirty Wanderlei K-1 Brazil 2004 Challenge, Goiania, Brazil KO 3 2:39
10/30/2004 Win Brazil Flavio da Costa K-1 Brazil 2004 Challenge, Goiania, Brazil KO 1 1:15
06/26/2004 Win Japan Great Kusatsu K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
09/13/2003 Loss Brazil Assuerio Silva Stomp GP, Florianopoils, Brazil Decision 5 3:00
02/23/2003 Loss Brazil Jefferson Silva K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 Preliminary Brazil, Brazil KO 2 2:01
02/23/2003 Loss Brazil Carlos Lima K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 Preliminary Brazil, Brazil Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vitor Miranda - Team Nogueira". Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 190 Rousey vs. Correia". UFC.com. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Miocic vs. Maldonado". UFC.com. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Vitor Miranda - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Habermann, Jens. "Interview with Vitor Miranda". www.K-1sport.de. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  6. ^ "Vitor Miranda Profile". www.K-1sport.de. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  7. ^ Tatneft Cup 2013 Continues on Saturday
  8. ^ Weekend Results from Russia: Mineev, Allazov, El Gaoui, Ignashov Win
  9. ^ "TUF Brazil 3 Cast Announcement". ufc.com. 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  10. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-05-26). "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale Fight Card". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  11. ^ John Morgan and Steven Marrocco (2014-10-16). "RFA champ Jake Collier makes octagon debut against Vitor Miranda at UFC Fight Night 58". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  12. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/2014/12/ufc-fight-night-58-results-vitor-miranda-kos-jake-collier-with-one-second-left-in-first
  13. ^ Staff (December 21, 2014). "UFC Fight Night 58 bonuses: Machida, Barao, Silva, Miranda win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. 
  14. ^ Staff (2015-01-29). "Nick Catone vs. Vitor Miranda added to UFC on FOX 15 lineup in Newark". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  15. ^ Marc Raimondi (2015-03-25). "Nick Catone retiring after six years in the UFC due to lingering injuries". mmafighting.com. 
  16. ^ Staff (2015-06-11). "Vitor Miranda vs. Clint Hester targeted for UFC 190". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-06-11. 
  17. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-08-01). "UFC 190 results: Relentless Vitor Miranda pounds out Clint Hester in second". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  18. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-01-26). "Vitor Miranda vs. Marcelo Guimaraes set for UFC 197". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-01-26.